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  1. Girls can use their mother’s emotional, informational and behavioral support to perform healthy behaviors due to their constant access to their mothers. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of role modeling...

    Authors: Jeyran Ostovarfar, Mohammad Hossein Kaveh, Hossein Molavi Vardanjani, Leila Ghahramani, Masoud Karimi, Abdolrahim Asadollahi and Razie Zare
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:70
  2. Studies focusing on patterns of psychotropic drug prescriptions (PDPs) for subpopulations of community-dwelling older people with dementia are lacking.

    Authors: Jiamin Du, Sarah I. M. Janus, Michiel de Boer and Sytse U. Zuidema
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:69
  3. Diabetic foot is a serious complication of diabetes with a high disability and mortality rate, which can be prevented by early screening. General practitioners play an essential role in diabetic foot risk scre...

    Authors: Nan Zhao, Jingcan Xu, Qiuhong Zhou, Juanyi Hu, Wenjing Luo, Xinyi Li, Ying Ye, Huiwu Han, Weiwei Dai and Qirong Chen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:68
  4. There is inconsistent utilisation of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for cardiovascular disease (CVD) screening and management by healthcare professionals to identify CVD risk factors early and to interven...

    Authors: Jill Bruneau, Karen Parsons, Donna Moralejo and Catherine Donovan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:65
  5. Experience and research show that screening for malnutrition in primary care mainly takes place by monitoring the weight parameter and that validated screening instruments are hardly used. In this study we exa...

    Authors: Evelien Van Offenwert and Birgitte Schoenmakers
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:64
  6. The disability burden of common mental health disorders is enormous and should be faced at the first point of contact in the healthcare system. General Practitioners (GPs) are called to recognize, diagnose, an...

    Authors: Ilias Papachristopoulos, Eleni Sazakli and Michalis Leotsinidis
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:63
  7. Despite lung cancer being a leading cause of death in the United States and lung cancer screening (LCS) being a recommended service, many patients eligible for screening do not receive it. Research is needed t...

    Authors: Rebekah Gomes, Andrea Nederveld, Russell E. Glasgow, Jamie L. Studts and Jodi Summers Holtrop
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:62
  8. Insomnia is common in the general population and is a risk factor for ill-health, which highlights the importance of treating insomnia effectively and cost-efficiently. Cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomn...

    Authors: Maria Hrozanova, Ingebrigt Meisingset, Håvard Kallestad, Ståle Pallesen, Anne Lovise Nordstoga and Eivind Schjelderup Skarpsno
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:61
  9. In 2016, the Government of the southern Indian state of Kerala launched the Aardram mission, a set of reforms in the state’s health sector with the support of Local Self Governments (LSG). Primary Health Centr...

    Authors: Hari Sankar D, Jaison Joseph, Gloria Benny and Devaki Nambiar
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:59
  10. The advent of miniature, easy-to-use and accessible multimedia products is leading to screen exposure that begins in early childhood. Overexposure in preschool may lead to adverse effects. The main objective o...

    Authors: Mehtap Akbayin, Aurélien Mulliez, Frédéric Fortin, Mathilde Vicard Olagne, Catherine Laporte and Philippe Vorilhon
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:58
  11. Australia has one of the highest rates of overweight and obesity in the developed world, and this increasing prevalence and associated chronic disease morbidity reinforces the importance of understanding the a...

    Authors: Katrina Paine, Sharon Parker, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Jane Lloyd, Sue Randall, Carmel McNamara, Don Nutbeam, Richard Osborne, Shoko Saito and Mark Harris
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:57
  12. Despite well-documented increased demands and shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) during previous disease outbreaks, health systems in Canada were poorly prepared to meet the need for PPE during t...

    Authors: Maria Mathews, Dana Ryan, Lindsay Hedden, Julia Lukewich, Emily Gard Marshall, Shabnam Asghari, Amanda Lee Terry, Richard Buote, Leslie Meredith, Lauren Moritz, Sarah Spencer, Judith B. Brown, Erin Christian, Thomas R. Freeman, Paul S. Gill, Shannon L. Sibbald…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:56
  13. Evidence shows that interprofessional collaboration (IPC) practice contributes to the quality of health care. However, there are limited instruments to assess IPC in providing primary care in the district heal...

    Authors: Raphiphaet Prasitanarapun and Nithra Kitreerawutiwong
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:55
  14. Diabetes-related distress (DRD) is a negative emotional state related to the burden of living with diabetes mellitus. It has been associated with poor self-care and glycaemic control. This cross-sectional stud...

    Authors: Xiaoxuan Guo, Pang Nee Frida Wong, Yi Ling Eileen Koh and Ngiap Chuan Tan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:54
  15. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) were introduced to all Iranian medical universities in 2015 with the launch of Integrated Electronic Health System (which is known as SIB: a Persian backronym in Persian meaning a...

    Authors: Sasan Ghorbani Kalkhajeh, Azam Aghajari, Behnaz Dindamal, Zohreh Shahvali-Kuhshuri and Farzad Faraji-Khiavi
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:53
  16. Self-management is essential for good outcomes in type 2 diabetes and patients often benefit from self-management education. Shared medical appointments (SMAs) can increase self-efficacy for self management bu...

    Authors: Andrea Nederveld, Phoutdavone Phimphasone-Brady, Dennis Gurfinkel, Jeanette A. Waxmonsky, Bethany M. Kwan and Jodi Summers Holtrop
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:52
  17. Primary healthcare services have principal responsibility for providing child and youth wellbeing and mental health services, but have lacked appropriate measurement instruments to assess the wellbeing of Indi...

    Authors: Vicki Saunders, Janya McCalman, Sena Tsey, Deborah Askew, Sandy Campbell, Crystal Jongen, Candace Angelo, Geoff Spurling and Yvonne Cadet-James
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:51
  18. This study aimed to examine the association between renal impairment and polypharmacy among older Palestinian patients visiting primary healthcare centers and to examine potentially inappropriate medications a...

    Authors: Shayma Naghnaghia, Zaher Nazzal, Layan Abu Alya, Rowa’ AL-Ramahi, Zakaria Hamdan and Esra’a Samara
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:50
  19. Shoulder pain is difficult to diagnose and treat with half of those affected still symptomatic six months after initial consultation. This may be explained by primary care management not conforming to evidence...

    Authors: Véronique Lowry, Patrick Lavigne, Diana Zidarov, Kadija Perreault, Jean-Sébastien Roy and François Desmeules
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:49
  20. Service gaps exist in oral anticoagulant (OAC) use among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in primary care. The purpose of this study was to explore the clinical effectiveness of a community dwelling Atri...

    Authors: Ka Man Lau, To Fung Leung, Yim Chu Li and Catherine Xiao Rui Chen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:48
  21. Proper human resource management in military health centers leads to long-term development and improved health-care quality. As a result, the purpose of this research is to identify the key performance indicat...

    Authors: Sadegh Fanaei, Armin Zareiyan, Saeid Shahraki and Abasat Mirzaei
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:47
  22. The Portuguese National Health System (NHS) provides universal coverage and near-free health care, but the population has high out-of-pocket expenses and unmet care needs. This suggests impaired accessibility,...

    Authors: Mónica Granja, Sofia Correia and Luís Alves
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:46
  23. Obesity is a complex health issue affecting the quality of life of individuals and contributing to an unsustainable strain on healthcare professionals and national health systems. National policy guidelines in...

    Authors: Kimberley Norman, Lisette Burrows, Lynne Chepulis, Rawiri Keenan and Ross Lawrenson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:45
  24. Primary care is often the first point of contact when community-dwelling older adults experience subjective cognitive decline (SCD) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Living with SCD or MCI can be life-alteri...

    Authors: Todd Tran, Catherine Donnelly, Emily Nalder, Tracy Trothen and Marcia Finlayson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:44
  25. Identifying patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease in primary prevention is a challenging task. This study aimed at detecting subclinical atherosclerosis burden in non-diabetic hypertensive patients i...

    Authors: José M. Ramírez-Torres, Antonio López-Téllez, María J. Ariza, José Rioja, Natalia García-Casares, Elena E. González Rodríguez, José A. Ramírez García, Miguel A. Sánchez Chaparro, Miguel A. Barbancho and Pedro Valdivielso
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:43
  26. In the diagnostic work-up of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the use of point-of-care-test (POCT) D-dimer assays is emerging as a promising patient-friendly alternative to regular D-dimer assays, but their cost-ef...

    Authors: J. S. Heerink, J. Nies, H. Koffijberg, R. Oudega, M. M. A. Kip and R. Kusters
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:42
  27. Polypharmacy and associated potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) place a considerable burden on patients and represent a challenge for general practitioners (GPs). Integration of pharmacists within gene...

    Authors: Aisling Croke, Karen Cardwell, Barbara Clyne, Frank Moriarty, Laura McCullagh and Susan M. Smith
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:41
  28. Electronic health record datasets have been used to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints in general practice but not to examine the associated characteristics and healthcare utilisation at th...

    Authors: Romi Haas, Alexandra Gorelik, Ljoudmila Busija, Denise O’Connor, Christopher Pearce, Danielle Mazza and Rachelle Buchbinder
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:40
  29. Parenting is essential for children’s development and preventing child abuse and neglect. Providing parenting services within the primary health care settings demonstrated effectiveness in improving parenting ...

    Authors: Jing Han, Yinjun Hao, Naixue Cui, Zhenhui Wang, Pingping Lyu and Lei Yue
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:38
  30. Child maltreatment has been a major worldwide problem and has remained a persistent public health challenge in all countries. Physicians have a significant role in the prevention and intervention of child malt...

    Authors: Mahsa Boroon, Saba Mokhtari, Marzieh Nojomi, Fatemeh Hadi, Shiva Soraya and Mohammadreza Shalbafan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:37
  31. Provision of care for frail older adults with multiple chronic diseases (multimorbidity) poses increasing challenge for family caregivers. Our study aims to evaluate to what extent caregiving competence, socia...

    Authors: Cheuk Ying Chan, Jacqueline Giovanna De Roza, Gabriel Teck Yong Ding, Hui Li Koh and Eng Sing Lee
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:36
  32. The benefits of long-term adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) are countered by interruptions in care or disengagement from care. Healthcare workers (HCWs) play an important role in patient engagement and ne...

    Authors: Tsephiso Nhemachena, Carmen Späth, Kirsten D. Arendse, Keitumetse Lebelo, Nompumelelo Zokufa, Tali Cassidy, Katherine Whitehouse, Claire M. Keene and Alison Swartz
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:34
  33. To evaluate patients’ perspectives and their experiences with a consultation involving a computer-assisted and patient-centered discontinuation strategy (arriba-PPI tool) as part of a German multicenter study ...

    Authors: Alexandra Schmidt, Bettina Bücker, Michaela Maas, Susanne Löscher, Annette Becker, Annika Viniol, Julia Heisig, Stefan Wilm and Anne Barzel
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:33
  34. Internationally, there is an ‘evidence-practice gap’ in the rate healthcare professionals assess tobacco use and offer cessation support in clinical practice, including primary care. Evidence is needed for imp...

    Authors: Bernadett E. Tildy, Ann McNeill, Parvati R. Perman-Howe and Leonie S. Brose
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:32
  35. Polypharmacy is a common global health concern in the older population. Deprescribing has been acknowledged as an important aspect of medication use review that helps to reduce polypharmacy, inappropriate medi...

    Authors: Wuraola Akande-Sholabi, Comfort O. Ajilore and Temitope Ilori
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:31
  36. Early identification and control of hypertension is critical to reducing cardiovascular disease events and death. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines recommend health care professionals screen all a...

    Authors: Clarissa Hsu, Laurel Hansell, Kelly Ehrlich, Sean Munson, Melissa Anderson, Karen L. Margolis, Jennifer B. McClure, Yoshio N. Hall, Matthew Thompson, Dwayne Joseph and Beverly B. Green
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:30
  37. In many health care systems, primary care is tasked with offering psychological treatment for common mental disorders. Resources are often limited, which complicates widespread dissemination of traditional psy...

    Authors: Karoline Kolaas, Anne H. Berman, Erik Hedman-Lagerlöf, Anastasiya Zakrevska, Majken Epstein, Sandra af Winklerfelt Hammarberg and Erland Axelsson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:28
  38. The COVID-19 pandemic challenged healthcare systems worldwide and disrupted primary care, particularly prevention, screening, and lifestyle counselling. BETTER WISE is a comprehensive and structured approach t...

    Authors: N. Sopcak, M. Wong, C. Fernandes, D. Ofosu, I. Khalil and D. Manca
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:27
  39. The rising global population of older persons with chronic conditions demands new primary care models. Advanced practice nurses (APNs) can help meet that need. In Switzerland, APNs have only recently been intr...

    Authors: Renate Altermatt-von Arb, Hansruedi Stoll, Annette Kindlimann, Dunja Nicca, Elke Lauber, Sandra Staudacher, Monique Sailer Schramm, Franziska Vökt and Franziska Zúñiga
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:26
  40. Primary healthcare (PHC) services are crucial in supporting people who use substances. The aims of this study were to explore the experiences of Aboriginal males in NSW in treatment for substance use about spe...

    Authors: Sara Farnbach, Jamie Fernando, Joe Coyte, Matthew Simms and Maree L. Hackett
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:25
  41. Electronic clinical decision support tools (eCDS) are increasingly available to assist General Practitioners (GP) with the diagnosis and management of a range of health conditions. It is unclear whether the us...

    Authors: Emily Fletcher, Alex Burns, Bianca Wiering, Deepthi Lavu, Elizabeth Shephard, Willie Hamilton, John L. Campbell and Gary Abel
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:23
  42. Healthcare systems may be resilient and adaptive, but they are not fit for purpose in their current state. Increasing threats to health system sustainability have underscored the need to move towards a learnin...

    Authors: Genevieve Dammery, Louise A. Ellis, Kate Churruca, Janani Mahadeva, Francisco Lopez, Ann Carrigan, Nicole Halim, Simon Willcock and Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:22

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