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  1. Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Primary care offers an ideal setting to reach adults who smoke cigarettes and improve uptake of evidence-based...

    Authors: Margaret C. Fahey, Amy E. Wahlquist, Vanessa A. Diaz, Marty S. Player, Noelle Natale, Katherine R. Sterba, Brian K. Chen, Eric D. A. Hermes, Mathew J. Carpenter and Jennifer Dahne
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:254
  2. In a period of change in the organization of primary care, Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) is presented as one of the solutions to health issues. Although the number of inter-professional interventions g...

    Authors: Céline Bouton, Manon Journeaux, Maud Jourdain, Morgane Angibaud, Jean-François Huon and Cédric Rat
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:253
  3. There is limited knowledge about when and how adolescents with low back pain (LBP) interact with health care providers. This limits our understanding of how to best help these young patients. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Christian Lund Straszek, Lotte Stausgaard Skrubbeltrang, Kieran O’Sullivan, Janus Laust Thomsen and Michael Skovdal Rathleff
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:252
  4. Error management plays a key role in patient safety. It is a systematic approach aimed at identifying and learning from critical incidents by reporting, documenting and analyzing them. Almost nothing is known ...

    Authors: Aljoscha Bodek, Marina Pommée, Alexandra Berger, Maria Giraki, Beate Sigrid Müller and Dania Schütze
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:251
  5. The COVID-19 pandemic has made devastating impacts on public health and global economy. While most people experience mild symptoms, it is highly transmissible and deadly in at-risk populations. Telemedicine ha...

    Authors: Si Van Nguyen, Huong Nguyen Viet Duong, Hieu Bao Nguyen, My Ai Thao Doan, Duc Thanh Nguyen, An Tuan Tran, Khoi Kim Hoang, Oanh Hoang Ly, Thanh Xuan Dang, Tung Ho Thanh Tran, Hung Quang Tran, Nam Ba Nguyen, Thuy Thi Thu Nguyen, Raghu Rai and An Le Pham
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:250
  6. A major challenge for primary care is to set priorities and balance demands with available resources. The registered nurses in this study are practice nurses working in primary care offices, playing a large ro...

    Authors: Annelie J Sundler, Lena Hedén, Inger K Holmström, Sandra van Dulmen, Karin Bergman, Sofia Östensson and Malin Östman
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:249
  7. Various developments result in increasing workloads in general practices. New models of care and a restructuring of the division of tasks could provide relief. One approach is to extend the delegation of medic...

    Authors: Doreen Kuschick, Marius Tibor Dierks, Ulrike Grittner, Christoph Heintze, Lisa Kümpel, Burgi Riens, Liliana Rost, Konrad Schmidt, Daniel Schulze, Kahina Toutaoui, Florian Wolf and Susanne Döpfmer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:248
  8. Healthcare organizations are increasingly exploring ways to address the social determinants of health. Accurate data on social determinants is essential to identify opportunities for action to improve health o...

    Authors: Itunuoluwa Adekoya, Alannah Delahunty-Pike, Dana Howse, Leanne Kosowan, Zita Seshie, Eunice Abaga, Jane Cooney, Marjeiry Robinson, Dorothy Senior, Alexander Zsager, Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Mandi Irwin, Lois Jackson, Alan Katz, Emily Marshall, Nazeem Muhajarine…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:247
  9. The economic impact of managing long COVID in primary care is unknown. We estimated the costs of primary care consultations associated with long COVID and explored the relationship between risk factors and costs.

    Authors: Jake Tufts, Naijie Guan, Dawit T Zemedikun, Anuradhaa Subramanian, Krishna Gokhale, Puja Myles, Tim Williams, Tom Marshall, Melanie Calvert, Karen Matthews, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar, Louise J Jackson and Shamil Haroon
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:245
  10. People living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLWH) have an increased risk of developing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) compared with people without HIV. The multimorbidity of NCDs and HIV increases the ne...

    Authors: Abebe Sorsa Badacho and Ozayr Haroon Mahomed
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:244
  11. The health center where this study was performed the management wanted to test whether a sick leave team provided the physicians with better conditions for the task of assessing sick leave. The goals were to e...

    Authors: E. Hällås, I. Skoglund and L. Nordeman
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:243
  12. The EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care was designed to assist primary care practices in the US in implementing evidence-based practices in cardiovascular care and building capacity for quality...

    Authors: Debora Goetz Goldberg, Constance Owens-Jasey, Sahar Haghighat and Sneha Kavalloor
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:242
  13. The management of long-term physical conditions is a challenge worldwide, absorbing a majority resources despite the importance of acute care. The management of these conditions is done largely in primary care...

    Authors: Francois van Loggerenberg, Dickens Akena, Racheal Alinaitwe, Harriet Birabwa-Oketcho, Camilo Andrés Cabarique Méndez, Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Alma Džubur Kulenović, Nejra Selak, Meliha Kiseljaković, Seggane Musisi, Noeline Nakasujja, Nelson K. Sewankambo and Stefan Priebe
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:241
  14. People are exposed to variable health information from the Internet, potentially influencing their health decision-making and behaviour. It remains a challenge for people to discern between good- and poor-qual...

    Authors: Hooi Min Lim, Chirk Jenn Ng, Adina Abdullah and Adam G. Dunn
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:240
  15. Patients living with multimorbidity may require frequent visits to multiple healthcare institutions and to follow diverse medical regimens and advice. Older adults with multimorbidity could face additional cha...

    Authors: Poay Sian Sabrina Lee, Evelyn Ai Ling Chew, Hui Li Koh, Stephanie Xin En Quak, Yew Yoong Ding, Mythily Subramaniam, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar and Eng Sing Lee
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:239
  16. The objective of the present survey is to assess the knowledge about the relationship between oral health and diabetes and to identify the practice behaviors of Swiss endocrinologists and general practitioners...

    Authors: Natalia Chatzaki, Alkisti Zekeridou, Elsa Paroz, Giacomo Gastaldi and Catherine Giannopoulou
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:238
  17. To understand how to improve care for patients with chronic diseases and multimorbidity we wanted to describe the prevalence of different chronic diseases and the pattern of multimorbidity and to analyse the a...

    Authors: Andy Maun, Cecilia Björkelund and Eva Arvidsson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:237
  18. Integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS) are vital for ensuring comprehensive care towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC). The World Health Organisation (WHO) envisions IPCHS in delivery an...

    Authors: Resham B. Khatri, Eskinder Wolka, Frehiwot Nigatu, Anteneh Zewdie, Daniel Erku, Aklilu Endalamaw and Yibeltal Assefa
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:236
  19. Advances in detection and treatment for breast cancer have led to an increase in the number of individuals managing significant late and long-term treatment effects. Primary care has a role in caring for patie...

    Authors: Sarah J. Fadem, Benjamin F. Crabtree, Denalee M. O’Malley, Lisa Mikesell, Jeanne M. Ferrante, Deborah L. Toppmeyer, Pamela A. Ohman-Strickland, Jennifer R. Hemler, Jenna Howard, Alicja Bator, Ayana April-Sanders, Rachel Kurtzman and Shawna V. Hudson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:235
  20. Increasing numbers of family carers are providing informal care in community settings. This creates a number of challenges because family carers are at risk of poor physical and psychological health outcomes, ...

    Authors: Mary Cronin, Kathy McLoughlin, Tony Foley and Sinéad McGilloway
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:234
  21. Primary care clinicians (PCCs) are typically the first practitioners to detect cognitive impairment in their patients, including those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias (ADRD). However, conversatio...

    Authors: Soo Borson, Gary W. Small, Quentin O’Brien, Andrea Morrello and Malaz Boustani
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:233
  22. The practice of self-medication is common but not without risk, especially for vulnerable populations such as the pediatric population. Community pharmacists have an important role of vigilance in dispensing d...

    Authors: Sabrina Bedhomme, Hélène Vaillant-Roussel, Philippe Vorilhon, Elodie Lafarge, Bénédicte Pereton, Céline Prunet-Spano, Bruno Pereira, Brigitte Vennat and Chantal Savanovitch
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:232
  23. The COVID-19 pandemic has constituted an extraordinarily stressful situation for healthcare professionals and has led to psychological distress and an increase in various mental disorders. In the post-pandemic...

    Authors: Enric Aragonès, Sara Rodoreda, Meritxell Guitart, Eva Garcia, Anna Berenguera, Francisco Martin, Concepció Rambla, Guillem Aragonès, Antoni Calvo, Ariadna Mas and Josep Basora
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:231
  24. The majority of patients with perinatal depression (PND) in China do not receive adequate treatment. As forming a therapeutic alliance with patients is crucial for depression treatment, shared decision-making ...

    Authors: Defang Xiang, Xian Xia and Di Liang
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:230
  25. French community pharmacists are facing an increasing demand to provide a wider range of services to meet the needs of the population. These new missions must be evaluated by primary care research studies. Thi...

    Authors: Arthur Piraux, Morgane Angibaud, Pierre Nizet, Dominique Navas, Claire Sallenave-Namont, Sonia Prot-Labarthe and Jean-François Huon
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:229
  26. Given the increasing integration of digital health technologies in team-based primary care, this review aimed at understanding the impact of eHealth on patient-provider and provider-provider relationships.

    Authors: Meena Ramachandran, Christopher Brinton, David Wiljer, Ross Upshur and Carolyn Steele Gray
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:228
  27. The COVID-19 pandemic led to huge and rapid changes in general practice in Norway as in the rest of Europe. This paper aims to explore to what extent the COVID-19 pandemic changed the work tasks and organizati...

    Authors: Torunn Bjerve Eide, Esther van Poel, Sara Willems and Frode F. Jacobsen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24(Suppl 1):227

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 24 Supplement 1

  28. In a remote rural community in central Thailand, obesity prevalence among adults significantly rose from 33.9% in 2012 to 44.8% in 2018. Limited information on weight reduction studies in Thai rural communitie...

    Authors: Saharat Liampeng, Naphat Wongkliawrian, Surapas Junlawakkananon, Asaya Prapaso, Napatthawan Panichnantho, Saranphruk Kiengsiri, Maneepatsorn Sirisereewan, Onnalin Rungrotchanarak, Visavabhak Mahapol, Thanyaporn Boonsawat, Bhoom Tumrongteppitux, Pak Likitkulthanaporn, Sirakarn Tejavanija, Pongpisut Thakhampaeng, Mathirut Mungthin, Ram Rangsin…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:226
  29. Interprofessional collaboration is recommended in caring for frail older adults in primary care, yet little is known about how interprofessional teams approach end-of-life (EOL) conversations with these patients.

    Authors: Celina Carter, Shan Mohammed, Ross Upshur and Pia Kontos
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:225
  30. Approximately 60,960 people are diagnosed with cancer each year, and more than 44,000 people die from it. Family caregivers face a range of difficulties because cancer affects many facets of life, such as nurs...

    Authors: Eman Ali, Yacob Abraham, Tinbete Samuel, Aklile Tsega and Mastewal Aschale
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:224
  31. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between activities of daily living (ADL) limitations and family doctor contract services among overweight and obese older adults, as well as to examin...

    Authors: Jingjing Luo, Dan Zhao, Tingting Gao, Jingjie Sun, Peilong Li, Xuehong Wang, Xueqing Wang, Shujun Chai, Jiayan Li and Chengchao Zhou
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:223
  32. The increasing prevalence and occurrence of type 2 diabetes has made it a widespread epidemic. Being the first line of care, family doctors can play an essential role in this field. The knowledge of these doct...

    Authors: Hourvash Haghighinejad, Fatemeh Malekpour and Parisa Jooya
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:222
  33. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on health systems in Europe and has generated unprecedented challenges for tertiary care. Less is known about the effects on the activities of local family doct...

    Authors: Giulia Delvento, Ala Curteanu, Cristina Rotaru, Esther Van Poel, Sara Willems, Helen Prytherch and Ghenadie Curocichin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24(Suppl 1):221

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 24 Supplement 1

  34. Social Prescribing is a Primary Health Care service that provides people with non-clinical care alternatives that may have an impact on their health. Social Prescribing can be more or less formal and structured.

    Authors: M. Pola-Garcia, A. M. Carrera Noguero, M. P. Astier-Peña, J. J. Mira, M. Guilabert-Mora, V. Cassetti, E. Melús-Palazón, A. Gasch-Gallén and C. B. Benedé Azagra
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:220
  35. Community health workers (CHWs) have helped improve access to quality primary health care (PHC). However, knowledge gaps exist in designing and implementing CHW-engaged models needed to ensure quality people-c...

    Authors: Lisa R Hirschhorn, Indiran Govender and Joseph M Zulu
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:219
  36. The SARS-CoV2 pandemic as well as the implementation of public health measures to decrease the spread of the virus re-sparked the call for “virtual” health or “distance” treatments. This paper aimed to assess ...

    Authors: Florian Odilo Stummer, Lisa Voggenberger, Maria de la Cruz Gomez Pellin, Esther van Poel, Sara Willems and Kathryn Hoffmann
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24(Suppl 1):218

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 24 Supplement 1

  37. For diagnostic research on appendicitis in registration data, insight is needed in the way GPs generate medical records. We aimed to reach a consensus on the features that GPs consider important in the consult...

    Authors: Guus C.G.H. Blok, Marjolein Y. Berger, Arjan B. Ahmeti and Gea A. Holtman
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:217
  38. There is a shortage of general practice nurses worldwide to deal with an ever-increasing workload, and the need to attract new staff into general practice nursing is therefore vital. As part of this, a one-yea...

    Authors: Robin Lewis
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:216
  39. The aim of this study was to measure the patient’s perception of patient centeredness in their consultations for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). We also measured consultation length and patient enablement.

    Authors: Reisa R Rahaman, M Shastri Motilal, Raveed Khan and Rohan G Maharaj
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:215
  40. The rate of progression of type 2 diabetes following diagnosis varies across individuals and populations. Studies investigating the progression of type 2 diabetes in adult African populations with newly diagno...

    Authors: Davis Kibirige, Isaac Sekitoleko, William Lumu and Moffat J. Nyirenda
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:214
  41. As the older adult population in Taiwan continues to increase, primary health centers (PHCs) play a crucial role in geriatric care. This study explored the differences in the PHC experiences and usage needs of...

    Authors: Chen-I Shih, Hui-Fei Yang, Shu-Li Chia, Tang-Kuei Lin and Sheng-Yu Fan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:213
  42. Two polyclinics in Singapore modified systems and trained health professionals to provide person-centred Care and Support Planning (CSP) for people with diabetes within a clinical trial. We aimed to investigat...

    Authors: Vikki A. Entwistle, Sharon McCann, Victor Weng Keong Loh, E Shyong Tai, Wee Hian Tan and Tong Wei Yew
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:212
  43. The number of people with common mental disorders (CMDs), especially stress-related disorders, has increased in several countries, including Sweden, during the past decade. Patients seeking care for long-term ...

    Authors: Sara Alsén, Emina Hadžibajramović, Ingibjörg H Jonsdottir, Lilas Ali and Andreas Fors
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:210
  44. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening is an important component of antenatal care for pregnant women in Nigeria. However, the screening rates remain low, particularly at primary healthcare centers (PHCs). The obje...

    Authors: Babayemi O. Olakunde, Daniel A. Adeyinka, Olubunmi A. Olakunde, Hasiya B. Raji, Hidayat B. Yahaya, Olugbengba A. Ijaodola and Clement O. Adesigbin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:209
  45. Vaccination has been effective in controlling contagious diseases, especially among high-risk groups such as medical staff. Their unwillingness to be vaccinated might adversely affect individual and public hea...

    Authors: Fatemeh Kokabisaghi, Fatemeh Akhtar, Ali Taghipour, Javad Javan-Noughabi, Javad Moghri and Seyed Saeed Tabatabaee
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:208
  46. The international study PRICOV-19 aims to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the organisation of primary health care. The German part focuses on German general practitioners during the second wave o...

    Authors: Stefanie Stark, Emmily Schaubroeck, Marie Kluge, Larissa Burggraf, Marco Roos, Eve Borowski, Esther Van Poel, Sara Willems, Thomas Kühlein, Susann Hueber and Felix Werner
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24(Suppl 1):207

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 24 Supplement 1

  47. People with a severe mental illness (SMI) have shorter life expectancy and poorer quality of life compared to the general population. Most years lost are due to cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and...

    Authors: A. B. R. Jønsson, F. H. J. Martiny, M. K. Søndergaard, J. B. Brodersen, T. D. Due, M. H. Nielsen, C. Bakkedal, J. E. Bardram, K. Bissenbakker, I. Christensen, K. Doherty, P. Kjellberg, S. W. Mercer, S. Reventlow, M. P. Rozing and A. Møller
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:206
  48. Healthy Lifetime, a theoretically driven, personalized health coaching program delivered electronically, including face-to-face videoconferencing, was developed to intervene in early aging to stave off functio...

    Authors: Kathleen Potempa, Margaret Calarco, Marna Flaherty-Robb, Susan Butterworth, Deanna Marriott, Stacia Potempa, Candia Laughlin, Patricia Schmidt, Laura Struble, Karen Harden, Bidisha Ghosh, Philip Furspan and Alexis Ellis
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:205

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