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  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) is predominantly managed in primary care, and patients need to be provided with appropriate knowledge and education to understand how to best self-manage their condition. For opt...

    Authors: Lynne Chepulis, Jessie Mellsop-Kupe, Suzanne Moorhouse, Rawiri Keenan, Kimberley Norman and Ryan Paul
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:162
  2. In 2019, the World Health Organization, set a target to halve the burden of snakebite, by 2030, and identified ‘health systems strengthening’ as a key pillar of action. In India, the country with most snakebit...

    Authors: Soumyadeep Bhaumik, Robyn Norton and Jagnoor Jagnoor
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:160
  3. Significant challenges remain in the early identification of child developmental disabilities in the community. Implementing supports and services early in the life course has been shown to promote positive de...

    Authors: Josephine Barbaro, Teresa Winata, Melissa Gilbert, Radhika Nair, Feroza Khan, Abbie Lucien, Raisa Islam, Anne Masi, Antonio Mendoza Diaz, Cheryl Dissanayake, Lisa Karlov, Joseph Descallar, John Eastwood, Iqbal Hasan, Bin Jalaludin, Jane Kohlhoff…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:159
  4. Low health literacy (HL) is associated with reduced disease self-management skills, worse health outcomes, an increased number of hospitalizations, more frequent use of the emergency room and less utilization ...

    Authors: Stephanie Stock, Arim Shukri, Sibel Altin, Farah Nawabi, Daniele Civello, Marcus Redaèlli and Adrienne Alayli
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:158
  5. Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent mental health conditions managed predominantly by general practitioners (GPs). This study aimed to examine the management of anxiety by Australian GPs since the introduct...

    Authors: Erin L. Parker, Michelle Banfield, Daniel B. Fassnacht, Christine B. Phillips and Christopher Harrison
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:156
  6. knee complaints are one of the most common reasons to consult the general practitioners in the Netherlands and contribute to the increasing burden on general practitioners. A proportion of patients that are re...

    Authors: Bob J. Evers, Henk J. Schers, Cornelia H. M. van den Ende, Rogier M. Thurlings and Sander Koëter
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:155
  7. Primary care and other health services have been disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the consequences of these service disruptions on patients’ care experiences remain largely unstudied. People with me...

    Authors: Matthew Menear, Arnaud Duhoux, Myreille Bédard, Jean-Sébastien Paquette, Marie Baron, Mylaine Breton, Simon Courtemanche, Savannah Dubé, Stefany Dufour, Martin Fortin, Ariane Girard, Émilie Larouche-Côté, Audrey L’Espérance, Annie LeBlanc, Marie-Eve Poitras, Sophie Rivet…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:154
  8. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a global public health problem, but the onset can be delayed or prevented with adequate intervention in individuals with increased risk. Therefore, a major challenge in general practic...

    Authors: Hilde Kristin Refvik Riise, Marit Graue, Jannicke Igland, Kåre I. Birkeland and Beate-Christin Hope Kolltveit
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:151
  9. Trust occurs when persons feel they can be vulnerable to others because of the sincerity, benevolence, truthfulness and sometimes the competence they perceive. This project examines the various types of trust ...

    Authors: Allen F. Shaughnessy, Andrea Vicini, SJ, Mary Zgurzynski, Monica O’Reilly-Jacob and Ashley P. Duggan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:150
  10. The current uptake of many vaccinations recommended for persons aged 60 and older is unsatisfactory in Germany. Lack of confidence in the safety and efficacy of vaccinations, lack of knowledge and insecurities...

    Authors: Sarah A. K. Uthoff, Anna Zinkevich, Dominika Franiel, Maike Below, Helene Splieth, Julia Iwen, Marc Biedermann, Dorothee Heinemeier and Lena Ansmann
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:148
  11. In their paper “Challenges with international medical graduate selection: finding positive attributes predictive of success in family medicine residency,” (BMC Prim Care 23(256):2–9, 2022) the authors report o...

    Authors: Malcolm M. MacFarlane, Rosemary Pawliuk and Laura Blew
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:147
  12. Primary care providers (PCPs) are well-situated to delivery primary palliative care such as advance care planning (ACP). The aim of this work is to identify practice characteristics, including features found i...

    Authors: Molly A. Nowels, David Nowels, Julia Sheffler and Hillary D. Lum
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:146
  13. Legal cannabis is available in more than half of the United States. Health care professionals (HCPs) rarely give recommendations on dosing or safety of cannabis due to limits imposed by policy and lack of know...

    Authors: Deepika E. Slawek, Andrew D. Althouse, Robert Feldman, Julia H. Arnsten, Hailey W. Bulls, Jane M. Liebschutz, Shannon M. Nugent, Steven R. Orris, Rebecca Rohac, Joanna L. Starrels, Benjamin J. Morasco, Devan Kansagara and Jessica S. Merlin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:145
  14. Patient activation refers to patients’ knowledge, confidence, skills, ability, beliefs, and willingness to manage their health and healthcare. Patient activation is an essential component of self-management an...

    Authors: Ingvild Hernar, Marit Graue, Jannicke Igland, David A. Richards, Hilde Kristin Refvik Riise, Anne Haugstvedt and Beate-Christin Hope Kolltveit
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:144
  15. Evidence suggests that management of people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in primary care has been suboptimal, in particular, with low referral rates to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). The a...

    Authors: Lisa Pagano, Sarah Dennis, Sally Wootton, Andrew S. L. Chan, Nicholas Zwar, Sriram Mahadev, Deborah Pallavicini and Zoe McKeough
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:142
  16. Despite a high asthma burden in Kenya, insights into asthma management practices, including prescription of short-acting β2-agonists (SABAs), are lacking. Therefore, this study describes patient demographics, dis...

    Authors: Jeremiah Chakaya, Jared Mecha and Maarten Beekman
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:141
  17. Health care providers have reported low knowledge, skill, and confidence for discussing movement behaviours (i.e., physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep), which may be improved with the use of tool...

    Authors: Tamara L. Morgan, Emma Faught, Amanda Ross-White, Michelle S. Fortier, Mary Duggan, Rahul Jain, Kirstin N. Lane, Amanda Lorbergs, Kaleigh Maclaren, Taylor McFadden and Jennifer R. Tomasone
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:140
  18. An increased focus on quality and patient safety has led to the evolution of hospitalists. The number of hospitalists covering ward and outpatient care is on the rise in Japan. However, it is unclear what role...

    Authors: Taiju Miyagami, Taro Shimizu, Shunsuke Kosugi, Yohei Kanzawa, Kazuya Nagasaki, Hiroyuki Nagano, Toru Yamada, Kazutoshi Fujibayashi, Gautam A. Deshpande, Flora Kisuule, Susumu Tazuma and Toshio Naito
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:139
  19. Vietnam aims for 95% of commune health stations (CHSs) to have functional hypertension management programs by 2025. However, limited resources may impede the Central Highland region health system from achievin...

    Authors: Thang Nghia Hoang, Thuy Phuong Nguyen, Mai Phuong Pham, Hue Kim Le Nguyen, Hieng H, Y Dech Buonya, Tram Dinh Le and Chaisiri Angkurawaranon
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:138
  20. Any disruption in continuity of care for patients with chronic conditions can lead to poor outcomes for the patients as well as great damage for the community and the health system. This study aims to determin...

    Authors: Abbasali Dehghani Tafti, Azadeh Fatehpanah, Ibrahim Salmani, Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Hossien Tavangar, Hossien Fallahzadeh, Ali Ahmadi Tehrani, Sajjad Bahariniya and Gholamreza Ahmadi Tehrani
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:137
  21. Deprescribing can be a challenging and complex process, particularly for early career doctors such as primary care trainees. To date, there is limited data from patients’ and doctors’ perspectives regarding th...

    Authors: Sheron Sir Loon Goh, Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Siti Nurkamilla Ramdzan and Kit Mun Tan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:136
  22. Screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) is appealing because AF is common, when undiagnosed may increase stroke risk, and stroke is preventable with anticoagulants. This study assessed patient and primary care ...

    Authors: Steven J. Atlas, Jeffrey M. Ashburner, Yuchiao Chang, Leila H. Borowsky, Patrick T. Ellinor, David D. McManus, Steven A. Lubitz and Daniel E. Singer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:135
  23. Chronic pain is among the most common conditions presenting to primary care and guideline-based care faces several challenges. A novel pain management program, Video-Telecare Collaborative Pain Management (VCP...

    Authors: Daniel G. Rogers, Joseph W. Frank, Danielle M. Wesolowicz, Charlotte Nolan, Allison Schroeder, Caroline Falker, Audrey Abelleira, Brent A. Moore, William C. Becker and Sara N. Edmond
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:134
  24. The Quintuple aim explicitly includes ‘health and wellbeing of the care team’ as requirement for the care of patients. Therefore, we examined working conditions, work engagement and health status of profession...

    Authors: Veerle Buffel, Muhammed Mustafa Sirimsi, Patricia De Vriendt, Dominique Van de Velde and Lies Lahousse
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:133
  25. Multimorbidity management can be extremely challenging in patients with dementia. This study aimed to elucidate the approaches of primary care physicians in Japan and the United States (US) in managing multimo...

    Authors: Shinji Tsunawaki, Michiko Abe, Melissa DeJonckheere, Christine T. Cigolle, Kristin K. Philips, Ellen B. Rubinstein, Masakazu Matsuda, Michael D. Fetters and Machiko Inoue
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:132
  26. The adoption of digital health technologies can improve the quality of care for polypharmacy patients, if the underlying complex implementation mechanisms are better understood. Context effects play a critical...

    Authors: Sara Söling, Ibrahim Demirer, Juliane Köberlein-Neu, Kira Isabel Hower, Beate Sigrid Müller, Holger Pfaff and Ute Karbach
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:131
  27. Primary care physicians (PCPs) play an indispensable role in providing comprehensive care and referring patients for specialty care and other medical services. As the COVID-19 outbreak disrupts patient access ...

    Authors: Yun Wang, Jianwei Zheng, Todd Schneberk, Yu Ke, Alexandre Chan, Tao Hu, Jerika Lam, Mary Gutierrez, Ivan Portillo, Dan Wu, Chih-Hung Chang, Yang Qu, Lawrence Brown and Michael B. Nichol
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:130
  28. The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing globally. Early diagnosis in primary care may have a role in ensuring proper intervention. We aimed to determine the prevalence and outcome of CKD i...

    Authors: Rikke Borg, Margit Kriegbaum, Mia Klinten Grand, Bent Lind, Christen Lykkegaard Andersen and Frederik Persson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:128
  29. Exercise is the recommended first-line therapy for a degenerative meniscal tear (DMT). Despite this, knee pain attributed to DMTs are a common presentation to specialist orthopaedic clinics. In the primary car...

    Authors: Helen O’Leary, Katie Robinson, Liam Glynn, Brian Lenehan and Karen McCreesh
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:127
  30. The creation of Family Health Teams in Ontario was intended to reconfigure primary care services to better meet the needs of an aging population, an increasing proportion of which is affected by frailty and mu...

    Authors: Laura Brooks, Jacobi Elliott, Paul Stolee, Veronique Maria Boscart, Sarah Gimbel, Brittany Holisek, Jason Randle and George Albert Heckman
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:126
  31. The population with severe mental disorders (SMD) is a frequent user of emergency services. Situations of psychiatric decompensation can have devastating consequence and can cause problems in getting urgent me...

    Authors: Alejandro Pérez-Milena, Juan Andrés Ramos-Ruiz, Natalia Zafra-Ramirez, Carmen Noguera-Cuenca, Antonina Rodríguez-Bayón and Beatriz Ruiz-Díaz
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:125
  32. Multiple studies indicate that residents in family medicine (FM) are exposed to considerable stress and are particularly affected by burnout syndrome. Aim of the study was to specify the effects of a so-called...

    Authors: Simon Schwill, Till Johannes Bugaj, Annalena Rentschler, Christoph Nikendei, Joachim Szecsenyi and Katja Krug
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:124
  33. Family Navigation (FN) is an evidence-based care management intervention designed to reduce disparities in access to care by providing families with individually tailored support and care coordination. Early d...

    Authors: Julia Levinson, Emily Hickey, Plyce Fuchu, Andrea Chu, Miya Barnett, Nicole A. Stadnick, Emily Feinberg and Sarabeth Broder-Fingert
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:123
  34. There is moderate to strong evidence of the effectiveness of health-promotion interventions, but implementation in routine primary health care (PHC) has been slow. In the Act in Time project implementation sup...

    Authors: Emma Nilsing Strid, Lars Wallin and Ylva Nilsagård
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:122
  35. Celiac disease is a major public health problem in many countries, including Iran. Considering the disease’s exponential spread throughout the world and its risk factors, identifying the educational priorities...

    Authors: Mostafa Langarizadeh, Pakzad Rahmati, Shahram Yousefpour Azari, Fatemeh Sarpourian, Mohammad Javad Sayadi, Mohammad Hossein Langarizadeh and Seyed Ali Fatemi Aghda
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:121
  36. Older adults are more prone to increasing comorbidities and polypharmacy. Polypharmacy is associated with inappropriate prescribing and an increased risk of adverse effects. This study examined the effect of p...

    Authors: George Doumat, Darine Daher, Mira Itani, Lina Abdouni, Khalil El Asmar and Georges Assaf
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:120
  37. Topical corticosteroids (TCS) are commonly available in community pharmacies and are used in skin conditions like atopic dermatitis and psoriasis among others. Problems such as overuse, use of potent steroids ...

    Authors: Abigail Dayang Nathan, Pathiyil Ravi Shankar and Chandrashekhar T. Sreeramareddy
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:119
  38. Due to the nature of their work, general practitioners (GPs) need to be up to date with evidence in various medical domains. While much synthesised research evidence is easily accessible nowadays, in practice,...

    Authors: Christine Arnold, Patrick Hennrich, Michel Wensing and Charlotte Ullrich
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:118
  39. Community participation is one of the principles of primary health care (PHC). However, it has not been adequately institutionalized due to numerous barriers. Therefore, the present study is conducted to ident...

    Authors: Kamal Gholipour, Azad Shokri, Ali Akbar Yarahmadi, Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Shabnam Iezadi, Deniz Naghibi and Farzam Bidarpoor
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:117
  40. With the ageing population worldwide, falls are becoming a severe and growing health problem. Interprofessional multifactorial fall prevention interventions (FPIs) have effectively prevented falls in community...

    Authors: J. S. C. Muusse, R. Zuidema, M. C. van Scherpenseel and S. J. te Velde
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:116
  41. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major health problem in the western world. Despite a widespread implementation of integrated care programs there are still patients with poorly controlled T2DM. Shared goal...

    Authors: Sara Santos, Michael Pentzek, Attila Altiner, Anne Daubmann, Eva Drewelow, Christian Helbig, Christin Löffler, Susanne Löscher, Karl Wegscheider, Heinz-Harald Abholz, Stefan Wilm and Anja Wollny
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:115
  42. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is an emerging cause of visual impairment and blindness and is often detected in the irreversible stage. General practitioners (GPs) play an essential role in the prevention of DR thr...

    Authors: Yeni Dwi Lestari, Gitalisa Andayani Adriono, Rizka Ratmilia, Christy Magdalena and Ratna Sitompul
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:114
  43. The results of critical illness and life-saving invasive measures during intensive care unit treatment can sometimes lead to lasting physical and psychological impairments. A multicentre randomized controlled ...

    Authors: Linda Sanftenberg, Antina Beutel, Chris Maria Friemel, Robert Philipp Kosilek, Maggie Schauer, Thomas Elbert, Ulf-Dietrich Reips, Sabine Gehrke-Beck, Tomke Schubert, Konrad Schmidt and Jochen Gensichen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:113
  44. The huge increase of refugees to Germany caused a great challenge to the health system. We aimed to examine the level of patient-centredness in medical consultations with refugee patients, aided by video inter...

    Authors: Josephine Nana Hill, Katarina Krüger, Sigrid Boczor, Thomas Kloppe, Olaf von dem Knesebeck and Martin Scherer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:112

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