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  1. Over 75% of mental health problems begin in adolescence and primary care has been identified as the target setting for mental health intervention by the World Health Organisation. The mobiletype program is a ment...

    Authors: Sophie C Reid, Sylvia D Kauer, Stephen JC Hearps, Alexander HD Crooke, Angela S Khor, Lena A Sanci and George C Patton
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:131
  2. Treatment recommendations for prevention of type 2 diabetes complications often require radical and life-long health behaviour changes. Observational studies based on Self-determination theory (SDT) propose su...

    Authors: Lise Juul, Helle T Maindal, Vibeke Zoffmann, Morten Frydenberg and Annelli Sandbaek
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:130
  3. Depressive disorders are commonly managed in primary care and family physicians are ideally placed to serve as central providers to these patients. Around the world, the prevalence of depressive disorders in p...

    Authors: Weng Yee Chin, Cindy LK Lam, Samuel YS Wong, Yvonne YC Lo, Daniel YT Fong, Tai Pong Lam, Peter WH Lee, Josephine WS Wong, Billy CF Chiu and Kit TY Chan
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:129
  4. Most guidelines concentrate on investigations, treatment, and monitoring instead of patient history and clinical examination. We developed a guideline that dealt with the different aetiologies of chest pain by...

    Authors: Lena Kramer, Nagela Rabanizada, Jörg Haasenritter, Stefan Bösner, Erika Baum and Norbert Donner-Banzhoff
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:128
  5. Several systematic reviews have summarized the evidence for specific treatments of primary care patients suffering from depression. However, it is not possible to answer the question how the available treatmen...

    Authors: Klaus Linde, Isabelle Schumann, Karin Meissner, Susanne Jamil, Levente Kriston, Gerta Rücker, Gerd Antes and Antonius Schneider
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:127
  6. The goal of this project is to evaluate the implementation of an integrated and interdisciplinary program for prevention and management of cardiometabolic risk (PCMR). The intervention is based on the Chronic ...

    Authors: Sylvie Provost, Raynald Pineault, Pierre Tousignant, Marjolaine Hamel and Roxane Borgès Da Silva
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:126
  7. The non-pharmacological approach to cholesterol control in patients with hyperlipidemia is based on the promotion of a healthy diet and physical activity. Thus, to help patients change their habits, it is esse...

    Authors: Luis A Pérula, Josep M Bosch, Julia Bóveda, Manuel Campiñez, Nieves Barragán, Juan C Arboniés, Jose A Prados, Enrique Martín, Remedios Martín, Josep Massons, Margarita Criado, Roger Ruiz, José A Fernández, Francisco Buitrago, Inmaculada Olaya, Modesto Pérez…
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:125
  8. The impact of excess gestational weight gain (GWG) on maternal and child health outcomes is well documented. Understanding how health care providers view and manage GWG may assist with influencing healthy gest...

    Authors: Paige van der Pligt, Karen Campbell, Jane Willcox, Jane Opie and Elizabeth Denney-Wilson
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:124
  9. According to the Word Health Organization, patients who can benefit from palliative care should be identified earlier to enable proactive palliative care. Up to now, this is not common practice and has hardly ...

    Authors: Bregje Thoonsen, Marieke Groot, Yvonne Engels, Judith Prins, Stans Verhagen, Cilia Galesloot, Chris van Weel and Kris Vissers
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:123
  10. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an underdiagnosed cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Prevalence of COPD has been shown to be highly associated with positive smoking history and increas...

    Authors: Hanna Sandelowsky, Björn Ställberg, Anna Nager and Jan Hasselström
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:122
  11. Poorly controlled asthma can lead to maternal and fetal complications. Despite the known risks of poorly controlled asthma during pregnancy and the need for stepping up therapy when appropriate, there are conc...

    Authors: Angelina S Lim, Kay Stewart, Michael J Abramson and Johnson George
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:121
  12. Psychosocial stress may account for the higher prevalence of depression in women and in individuals with a low educational background. The aim of this study was to analyse the association between depression an...

    Authors: Ranja Strömberg, Lars G Backlund and Monica Löfvander
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:120
  13. Regular physical activity is beneficial in both the prevention and management of chronic health conditions. A large proportion of adult New Zealanders, however, are insufficiently active. To help increase popu...

    Authors: Asmita Patel, Grant M Schofield, Gregory S Kolt and Justin WL Keogh
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:119
  14. Primary health care is known to have positive effects on population health and may reduce at-risk behavior and health problems in adolescence. Yet little is known about the factors that are associated with ado...

    Authors: Bridget L Ryan, Moira Stewart, M Karen Campbell, John Koval and Amardeep Thind
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:118
  15. A supportive patient safety culture is considered to be an essential condition for improving patient safety. Assessing the current safety culture in general practice may be a first step to target improvements....

    Authors: Dorien LM Zwart, Maaike Langelaan, Rosalinde C van de Vooren, Marijke M Kuyvenhoven, Cor J Kalkman, Theo JM Verheij and Cordula Wagner
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:117
  16. The QUALICOPC (Quality and Costs of Primary Care in Europe) study aims to evaluate the performance of primary care systems in Europe in terms of quality, equity and costs. The study will provide an answer to t...

    Authors: Willemijn LA Schäfer, Wienke GW Boerma, Dionne S Kringos, Jan De Maeseneer, Stefan Greß, Stephanie Heinemann, Danica Rotar-Pavlic, Chiara Seghieri, Igor Švab, Michael J Van den Berg, Milena Vainieri, Gert P Westert, Sara Willems and Peter P Groenewegen
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:115
  17. Primary care providers play an important role in preventing and managing cardiovascular disease. This study compared the quality of preventive cardiovascular care delivery amongst different primary care models.

    Authors: Clare Liddy, Jatinderpreet Singh, William Hogg, Simone Dahrouge and Monica Taljaard
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:114
  18. Intimate partner violence is highly prevalent and mostly affects women with negative consequences for their physical and mental health. Children often witness the violence which has negative consequences for t...

    Authors: Maartje JW Loeffen, Sylvie H Lo Fo Wong, Fred PJF Wester, Miranda GH Laurant and Antoine LM Lagro-Janssen
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:113
  19. Many western countries are facing an existing or imminent shortage of primary care physicians especially in rural areas. In Germany, working in rural areas is often thought to be associated with more working h...

    Authors: Jost Steinhaeuser, Stefanie Joos, Joachim Szecsenyi and Antje Miksch
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:112
  20. Clinicians should be aware of the diagnostic values of various symptoms, signs and antecedents. This information is particularly important in primary care settings, where sophisticated diagnostic approaches ar...

    Authors: David Medina-Bombardó and Antoni Jover-Palmer
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:111
  21. It is commonplace for lay caregivers to overlook their own health concerns when supporting someone with advanced cancer. During this time, caregivers' needs as patients are often marginalised by health profess...

    Authors: Letitia H Burridge, Geoffrey K Mitchell, Moyez Jiwa and Afaf Girgis
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:110
  22. The identification of the attribution of economic value that users of a health system assign to a health service could be useful in planning these services. The method of contingent valuation can provide infor...

    Authors: Jesús Martín-Fernández, Francisco Javier Pérez-Rivas, Tomás Gómez-Gascón, Isabel del Cura-González, Eugenia Tello Bernabé, Gemma Rodríguez-Martínez, Elena Polentinos-Castro, Julia Domínguez-Bidagor, Gloria Ariza-Cardiel, Juan Francisco Conde-López, Milagros Beamud-Lagos, Óscar Aguado-Arroyo, Teresa Sanz-Bayona and Ana Isabel Gil-Lacruz
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:109
  23. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common bacterial infections in general practice and a frequent indication for prescription of antimicrobials. Increasing concern about the association betwee...

    Authors: Akke Vellinga, Martin Cormican, Belinda Hanahoe, Kathleen Bennett and Andrew W Murphy
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:108
  24. Around 1% of adults are repeatedly referred from primary to secondary care with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS); many of these patients have depression and anxiety disorders which are unrecognized or inad...

    Authors: Christopher Burton, Kelly McGorm, David Weller and Michael Sharpe
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:107
  25. Assessing asthma control using standardised questionnaires is recommended as good clinical practice but there is little evidence validating their use within primary care. There is however, strong empirical evi...

    Authors: Gaylor Hoskins, Brian Williams, Cathy Jackson, Paul D Norman and Peter T Donnan
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:105
  26. General practitioners (GPs) often lack time and resources to invest in health education; audiovisual messages broadcast in the waiting room may be a useful educational tool. This work was designed to assess th...

    Authors: Caroline Eubelen, Fannette Brendel, Jean-Luc Belche, Anne Freyens, Sophie Vanbelle and Didier Giet
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:104
  27. In keeping with its mission to produce doctors for rural and regional Australia, the University of Wollongong, Graduate School of Medicine has established an innovative model of clinical education. This includ...

    Authors: Judith N Hudson, Kathryn M Weston and Elizabeth A Farmer
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:103
  28. Most studies of family attitudes and burden have been conducted in developed countries. Thus it is important to test the generalizability of this research in other contexts where social conditions and extended...

    Authors: Alejandra Caqueo-Urízar, José Gutiérrez-Maldonado, Marta Ferrer-García, Claudia Peñaloza-Salazar, David Richards-Araya and Alejandro Cuadra-Peralta
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:101
  29. Delay in cancer diagnosis may have serious prognostic consequences, and some patients experience delays lasting several months. However, we have no knowledge whether such delays are associated with general pra...

    Authors: Rikke P Hansen, Peter Vedsted, Ineta Sokolowski, Jens Søndergaard and Frede Olesen
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:100
  30. One-tenth of France's population is prescribed at least one antidepressant, primarily by General Practitioners. The reasons for this high prescription rate remain unclear. One-third of these prescriptions may ...

    Authors: Alain Mercier, Isabelle Auger-Aubin, Jean-Pierre Lebeau, Paul Van Royen and Lieve Peremans
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:99
  31. Despite considerable efforts to promote and support guideline use, adherence is often suboptimal. Barriers to adherence vary not only across guidelines but also across recommendations within guidelines. The ai...

    Authors: Marjolein Lugtenberg, Jako S Burgers, Casper F Besters, Dolly Han and Gert P Westert
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:98
  32. In Finland, a national programme for COPD prevention and treatment was developed in 1998. The main goals of the programme were to diagnose COPD as early as possible and to encourage people to quit smoking. The...

    Authors: Tuula Vasankari, Anne Pietinalho, Kalle Lertola, Seppo YT Junnila and Kari Liippo
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:97
  33. Many lifestyle interventions for patients with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have been investigated in randomised clinical trial settings. However, the translation of these programmes into pri...

    Authors: Joris J Linmans, Mark G Spigt, Linda Deneer, Annelies EM Lucas, Marlies de Bakker, Luc G Gidding, Rik Linssen and J André Knottnerus
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:95
  34. Self-management support is seen as a cornerstone of good diabetes care and many countries are currently engaged in initiatives to integrate self-management support in primary care. Concerning the organisation ...

    Authors: Patricia Sunaert, Marie Vandekerckhove, Hilde Bastiaens, Luc Feyen, Piet Vanden Bussche, Jan De Maeseneer, An De Sutter and Sara Willems
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:94
  35. New approaches are being sought to safely reduce community antibiotic prescribing. A recent study demonstrated that CRP testing resulted in decreased antibiotic prescribing for lower respiratory tract infectio...

    Authors: Kim E Kavanagh, Eamonn O'Shea, Rita Halloran, Peter Cantillon and Andrew W Murphy
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:93
  36. To investigate general practitioners' (GPs') attitudes to guidelines for elective surgical referral in England. To understand their use of guidelines, and attitudes to shared decision making in the referral de...

    Authors: Naomi Blundell, Sian Taylor-Phillips, David Spitzer, Steven Martin, Ian Forde and Aileen Clarke
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:92
  37. In January 2010, the American Diabetes Association recommended the use of hemoglobin A1c (Hgb A1c) to screen and diagnose diabetes. This study explored the prevalence and clinical context of Hgb A1c tests done...

    Authors: Michelle Greiver, Babak Aliarzadeh, Rahim Moineddin, Christopher Meaney and Noah Ivers
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:91
  38. Although sickle cell disease is an important public health problem in Brazil, there is a gap in the literature on the level of knowledge of primary health care professionals about the treatment and management ...

    Authors: Ludmila MX Gomes, Magda M Vieira, Tatiana C Reis, Thiago LA Barbosa and Antônio P Caldeira
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:89
  39. The beneficial outcomes of oral anticoagulation therapy are dependent upon achieving and maintaining an optimal INR therapeutic range. There is growing evidence that better outcomes are achieved when anticoagu...

    Authors: Stephanie Young, Lisa Bishop, Laurie Twells, Carla Dillon, John Hawboldt and Patrick O'Shea
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:88
  40. Antihypertensive drug choices and treatment levels are not in accordance with the existing guidelines. We aimed to assess the impact of a guideline implementation intervention on antihypertensive drug prescrib...

    Authors: Raija Sipilä, Arja Helin-Salmivaara, Maarit Jaana Korhonen and Eeva Ketola
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:87
  41. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is rising, and most of these patients also have hypertension, substantially increasing the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The majority of these patients do no...

    Authors: Wayne Putnam, Beverley Lawson, Farokh Buhariwalla, Mary Goodfellow, Rose Anne Goodine, Jennifer Hall, Kendrick Lacey, Ian MacDonald, Frederick I Burge, Nandini Natarajan, Ingrid Sketris, Beth Mann, Peggy Dunbar, Kristine Van Aarsen and Marshall S Godwin
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:86
  42. Quality measures should be subjected to a testing protocol before being used in practice using key attributes such as acceptability, feasibility and reliability, as well as identifying issues derived from actu...

    Authors: Stephen M Campbell, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Kerin Hannon, Martyn Burke, Annette Barber and Helen E Lester
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:85
  43. Evidence based medicine (EBM) has made a substantial impact on primary care in Spain over the last few years. However, little research has been done into family physicians (FPs)' attitudes related to EBM. The ...

    Authors: Carlos Calderón, Iván Sola, Rafael Rotaeche, Mèrce Marzo-Castillejo, Arturo Louro-González, Ricard Carrillo, Ana-Isabel González and Pablo Alonso-Coello
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:84
  44. Much of chronic disease is managed in primary care and chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a recent addition. We are conducting a cluster randomised study of quality improvement interventions in CKD (QICKD) - Clin...

    Authors: Mohammad A Tahir, Olga Dmitrieva, Simon de Lusignan, Jeremy van Vlymen, Tom Chan, Ramez Golmohamad, Kevin Harris, Charles Tomson, Nicola Thomas and Hugh Gallagher
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:83

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