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  1. Variation at different levels of diabetes care has not yet been quantified for low- and middle-income countries. Understanding this variation and its magnitude is important to guide policy makers in designing ...

    Authors: Yvonne Mei Fong Lim, Swee Hung Ang, Nazrila Hairizan Nasir, Fatanah Ismail, Siti Aminah Ismail and Sheamini Sivasampu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:158

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo. Little is known on how posterior canal BPPV affects health-related quality of life in patients diagnosed and treated at primary ...

    Authors: Ricard Carrillo Muñoz, José Luis Ballve Moreno, Iván Villar Balboa, Yolanda Rando Matos, Oriol Cunillera Puertolas, Jesús Almeda Ortega, Estrella Rodero Perez, Xavier Monteverde Curto, Carles Rubio Ripollès, Noemí Moreno Farres, Austria Matos Mendez, Jean Carlos Gomez Nova, Marta Bardina Santos, Johan Josué Villarreal Miñano, Diana Lizzeth Pacheco Erazo and Anabella María Hernández Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:156

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  3. The changes in the models of care for mental disorders towards a community focus and deinstitutionalisation might have risen General practitioners’ (GPs) workload, increasing their mental health concerns and t...

    Authors: C. Barcons, B. García, C. Sarri, E. Rodríguez, O. Cunillera, N. Parellada, B. Fernández, C. E. Alvarado, C. Barrio, J. C. Fleta, D. Ruiz and R. Torrubia

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:155

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  4. The Dutch care for hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) is of good quality, but there is room for improvement regarding the efficient use of diagnostic imaging and conservative treatment. Therefore a stepped-care ...

    Authors: Esther H. A. van den Bogaart, Mariëlle E. A. L. Kroese, Marieke D. Spreeuwenberg, Ramon P. G. Ottenheijm, Patrick Deckers and Dirk Ruwaard

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:154

    Content type: Research article

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  5. People with long term conditions (LTCs) make most of the daily decisions and carry out the activities which affect their health and quality of life. Only a fraction of each contact with a health care professio...

    Authors: Sue Roberts, Simon Eaton, Tracy Finch, Nick Lewis-Barned, Monique Lhussier, Lindsay Oliver, Tim Rapley and Dawn Temple-Scott

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:153

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Approximately 425 million people globally have diabetes, with ~ 90% of these having Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). This is a condition that leads to a poor quality of life and increased risk of serious healt...

    Authors: Melanie J. Davies, Caroline A. Kristunas, Abualbishr Alshreef, Simon Dixon, Helen Eborall, Agnieszka Glab, Lisa Huddlestone, Nicky Hudson, Kamlesh Khunti, Graham Martin, Alison Northern, Mike Patterson, Rebecca Pritchard, Sally Schreder, Bernie Stribling, Jessica Turner…

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:152

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. While warfarin is the most commonly prescribed medication to prevent thromboembolic disorders, the risk of adverse drug reactions (ADR) poses a serious concern. This prospective study evaluated how primary car...

    Authors: Lisa B. E. Shields, Paula Fowler, Diane M. Siemens, Douglas J. Lorenz, Kenneth C. Wilson, Steven T. Hester and Joshua T. Honaker

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:151

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The editors have retracted this article [1] because it contains extensive overlap with an article published by the same authors in the Journal of Family & Community Medicine [2] and is therefore redundant.

    Authors: Sameer Al-Ghamdi, Gulfam Ahmad, Ali Hassan Ali, Nasraddin Bahakim, Salman Alomran, Waleed Alhowikan, Salman Almutairi, Tariq Basalem and Faisal Aljuaid

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:150

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in BMC Family Practice 2018 19:21

  9. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) contribute considerably to mortality and morbidity. Prevention of CVD by lifestyle change and medication is important and needs full attention.

    Authors: Suzanne Marchal, Monika Hollander, Marieke Schoenmakers, Michiel Schouwink, Jorik R. Timmer, Henk J. G. Bilo, Olof Schwantje, Arnoud W. J. van ’t Hof and Arno W. Hoes

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:149

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Approximately 50% of women gain weight in excess of gestational weight gain (GWG) recommendations during pregnancy leading to adverse maternal and foetal outcomes and the perpetuation of the cycle of obesity. ...

    Authors: Ruth Walker, Tammie S. T. Choi, Karyn Alexander, Danielle Mazza and Helen Truby

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:148

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Geographical maldistribution of physicians, and their subsequent shortage in rural areas, has been a serious problem in Japan and in other countries. Family Medicine, a new board-certified specialty started 10...

    Authors: Shuhei Yoshida, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Saori Kashima, Soichi Koike, Susumu Tazuma and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:147

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Accreditation is a widespread tool for quality management in health care. However, there is lack of research on the impact of accreditation, particularly in general practice. This study explores how general pr...

    Authors: Marius Brostrøm Kousgaard, Thorkil Thorsen and Tina Drud Due

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:146

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Training of family physicians should include not only clinical and procedural skills, but also core values as comprehensive care, continuity of care, leadership and patient-centeredness. The Gezira Family Medi...

    Authors: Khalid Gaffer Mohamed, Steinar Hunskaar, Samira Hamid Abdelrahman and Elfatih Mohamed Malik

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:145

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a serious heart arrhythmia associated with devastating outcomes such as stroke. Inequitable rural AF care may put patients at risk. Virtually delivered specialty AF care offers a vi...

    Authors: Kathy L. Rush, Lindsay Burton, Fransien Van Der Merwe, Linda Hatt and Camille Galloway

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:144

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The prevalence of chronic stress among German general practitioners (GPs) was shown to be twice as high as in the general population. Because chronic stress negatively influences well-being and poor physician ...

    Authors: Christine Kersting, Lena Zimmer, Anika Thielmann and Birgitta Weltermann

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:143

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  16. Acceptance to a family practice is key to access and continuity of care. While Canadian patients increasingly report not being able to acquire acceptance to a family practice, little is known about the associa...

    Authors: Emily Gard Marshall, Frederick Burge, Richard J. Gibson, Beverley Lawson and Colleen O’Connell

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:141

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Time constraints during patient visits play a major role for the work stress of primary care physicians. Several studies suggest that there is a critical situation in terms of time constraints in primary care ...

    Authors: Olaf von dem Knesebeck, Sarah Koens, Gabriella Marx and Martin Scherer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:142

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Low use of anti-depressant medication, poor doctor-patient communication, and persistent stigma are key barriers to the treatment of depression in Hispanics. Common concerns include fears about the addictive a...

    Authors: Katherine Sanchez, Michael O. Killian, Brittany H. Eghaneyan, Leopoldo J. Cabassa and Madhukar H. Trivedi

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:140

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Postgraduate vocational training in family medicine (FM) is essential for physicians to build capacity and develop quality primary care. Inadequate standards in training and curriculum development can contribu...

    Authors: K. P. Lee, C. Wong, D. Chan, K. Kung, L. Luk, M. C. S. Wong, D. Chao, V. Leung, C. W. Chan, W. Ko, T. F. Leung, Y. H. Chan, H. T. Fung, M. K. Lee and S. Y. S. Wong

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:139

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Specialized acute treatment and high-quality follow-up is meant to reduce mortality and disability from stroke. While the acute treatment for stroke takes place in hospitals, the follow-up of stroke survivors ...

    Authors: Rune Aakvik Pedersen, Halfdan Petursson and Irene Hetlevik

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:138

    Content type: Research article

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  21. This study aims to describe barriers and facilitators of the implementation of a combined lifestyle intervention (CLI) in primary care for patients with chronic disease. The aim of CLI to help patients to crea...

    Authors: C. C. M. Molema, G. C. W. Wendel-Vos, S. ter Schegget, A. J. Schuit and L. A. M. van de Goor

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:137

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Communication and behavior within doctor - patient encounters have been examined using varied techniques; however the nature of unsolicited writings from patients to their family doctors has rarely been report...

    Authors: Mark J. Yaffe, Richard B. Hovey and Charo Rodriguez

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:136

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  23. This study was embedded in the Check-In randomised controlled trial that investigated the effectiveness of general practice-based preventive health checks on adverse health behaviour and early detection of non...

    Authors: Nina Kamstrup-Larsen, Marie Broholm-Jørgensen, Susanne O. Dalton, Lars B. Larsen, Janus L. Thomsen and Janne S. Tolstrup

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:135

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  24. Health care-related harm is an internationally recognized threat to public health. The United Kingdom’s national health services demonstrate that upwards of 90% of health care encounters can be delivered in am...

    Authors: Andrew Carson-Stevens, Stephen Campbell, Brian G. Bell, Alison Cooper, Sarah Armstrong, Darren Ashcroft, Matthew Boyd, Huw Prosser Evans, Rajnikant Mehta, Christina Sheehan, Aziz Sheikh and Anthony Avery

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:134

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Research shows that few general practitioners perform intra- and periarticular infiltrations. Lack of good training strategies to teach these skills would be an important reason for this observation. In this s...

    Authors: Nele R. Michels and Els Vanhomwegen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:133

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Adherence to treatment, a public health issue, is of particular importance in chronic disease therapies. Primary care practices offer ideal venues for the effective care and management of these conditions. The...

    Authors: Cesar I. Fernandez-Lazaro, Juan M. García-González, David P. Adams, Diego Fernandez-Lazaro, Juan Mielgo-Ayuso, Alberto Caballero-Garcia, Francisca Moreno Racionero, Alfredo Córdova and Jose A. Miron-Canelo

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:132

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Community pharmacy represents an important setting to identify patients who may benefit from an adherence intervention, however it remains unclear whether it would be feasible to monitor antihypertensive adher...

    Authors: Paul Dillon, Ronald McDowell, Susan M. Smith, Paul Gallagher and Gráinne Cousins

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:131

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The United Kingdom (UK) is experiencing a general practitioner (GP) workforce retention crisis. Research has focused on investigating why GPs intend to quit, but less is known about the acceptability and effec...

    Authors: Rupa Chilvers, Suzanne H. Richards, Emily Fletcher, Alex Aylward, Sarah Dean, Chris Salisbury and John Campbell

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:130

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  29. Family Medicine is a novel discipline in many countries, where the motivation for training and value added to communities is not well-described. Our purpose was to understand the reason behind the choice of Fa...

    Authors: Vincent K. Cubaka, Clayton Dyck, Russell Dawe, Baraa Alghalyini, Molly Whalen-Browne, Gabriel Cejas and Christine Gibson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:129

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  30. Otoscopy alone has low sensitivity and specificity for acute otitis media (AOM). Otomicroscopy and pneumatic methods are superior to otoscopy. However, these methods require clinical skills. The use of differe...

    Authors: Pär-Daniel Sundvall, Chrysoula E. Papachristodoulou and Lena Nordeman

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:127

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  31. In the UK, there is ongoing integration of pharmacists into general practice as a new healthcare service in primary care. Evaluation of the service involves national measures that require pharmacists to record...

    Authors: Georgios Dimitrios Karampatakis, Kath Ryan, Nilesh Patel and Graham Stretch

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:126

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  32. Team-based models of care are efficacious in improving outcomes for patients with mental and physical illnesses. However, primary care clinics have been slow to adopt these models. We used iterative stakeholde...

    Authors: Danielle F. Loeb, Danielle M. Kline, Kurt Kroenke, Cynthia Boyd, Elizabeth A. Bayliss, Evette Ludman, L. Miriam Dickinson, Ingrid A. Binswanger and Samantha P. Monson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:124

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  33. Depression is the second leading cause of death among young adults and a major cause of disability worldwide. Some studies suggest a disparity between rural and urban outcomes for depression. Collaborative Car...

    Authors: Hailon Wong, Kyle Moore, Kurt B. Angstman and Gregory M. Garrison

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:123

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Working with patients and health care providers to co-design health interventions is gaining global prominence. While co-design of interventions is important for all patients, it is particularly important for ...

    Authors: Ruta Valaitis, Jennifer Longaphy, Jenny Ploeg, Gina Agarwal, Doug Oliver, Kalpana Nair, Monika Kastner, Ernie Avilla and Lisa Dolovich

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:122

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  35. BATHE is a brief psychosocial intervention designed for physician use in patient consultations. The technique has gained some international recognition, but there is currently limited research evidence to demo...

    Authors: Clare Thomas, Helen Cramer, Sue Jackson, David Kessler, Chris Metcalfe, Charlie Record and Rebecca K. Barnes

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:121

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  36. To enable delivery of high quality patient-centered care, as well as to allow primary care health systems to allocate appropriate resources that align with patients’ identified self-management problems (SM-Pro...

    Authors: Danielle M. Hessler, Lawrence Fisher, Vicky Bowyer, L. Miriam Dickinson, Bonnie T. Jortberg, Bethany Kwan, Douglas H. Fernald, Matt Simpson and W. Perry Dickinson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:120

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  37. General practitioners (GPs) are responsible for managing chronic care in the growing population of patients with comorbid chronic conditions and cancer. Studies have shown, however, that cancer patients are le...

    Authors: Anne Beiter Arreskov, Anette Hauskov Graungaard, Mads Toft Kristensen, Jens Søndergaard and Annette Sofie Davidsen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:119

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  38. Brain tumour patients see their primary care doctor on average three or more times before diagnosis, so there may be an opportunity to identify ‘at risk’ patients earlier. Suspecting a brain tumour diagnosis i...

    Authors: K. Zienius, Ip Chak-Lam, J. Park, M. Ozawa, W. Hamilton, D. Weller, D. Summers, L. Porteous, S. Mohiuddin, E. Keeney, W. Hollingworth, Y. Ben-Shlomo, R. Grant and P. M. Brennan

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:118

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  39. Depression and anxiety disorders are common in primary care. Comorbidities are frequent, and the diagnoses can be difficult. The Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) can be a support in the cli...

    Authors: Agneta Pettersson, Sonja Modin, Henna Hasson and Ingvar Krakau

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:117

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  40. Few studies in Portugal have attempted to assess the impact of psychological interventions in primary health care regarding the problems shared by clients, and which variables predicted the success of this int...

    Authors: Miguel Ricou, Sílvia Marina, Paula Marinho Vieira, Ivone Duarte, Inês Sampaio, Joana Regalado and Catarina Canário

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:116

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  41. Harmful alcohol consumption in Germany is a serious public health problem: About 7.7 million adults in Germany can be classified as risky alcohol consumers, about 74,000 deaths per year are related to alcohol ...

    Authors: T. Hoffmann, K. Voigt, J. Kugler, L. Peschel, A. Bergmann and H. Riemenschneider

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:115

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  42. In France, with the growing scarcity of gynecologists and a globally low and socially differentiated coverage of cervical cancer screening (CCS), general practitioners (GPs) are valuable resources to improve s...

    Authors: Chiara Maj, Lorraine Poncet, Henri Panjo, Arnaud Gautier, Pierre Chauvin, Gwenn Menvielle, Emmanuelle Cadot, Virginie Ringa and Laurent Rigal

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:114

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  43. General Practice (GP) seems to be perceived as less attractive throughout Europe. Most of the policies on the subject focused on negative factors. An EGPRN research team from eight participating countries was ...

    Authors: B. Le Floch, H. Bastiaens, J. Y. Le Reste, H. Lingner, R. Hoffman, S. Czachowski, R. Assenova, T. H. Koskela, Z. Klemenc-Ketis, P. Nabbe, A. Sowinska, T. Montier and L. Peremans

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:96

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  44. A perennial challenge of primary care quality improvement is to establish why interventions work in some circumstances, but not others. This study aimed to identify factors explaining variations in the impact ...

    Authors: Grant Russell, Riki Lane, Sharon Parker, John Litt, Danielle Mazza, Jane Lloyd, Nicholas Zwar, Mieke van Driel, Chris Del Mar, Jane Smith and Mark F. Harris

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:113

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  45. The PaTz-method (acronym for Palliatieve Thuiszorg, palliative care at home) is perceived to improve coordination, continuity and communication in palliative care in the Netherlands. Although important for fur...

    Authors: Ian Koper, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Annicka G. M. Van der Plas, Bart P. M. Schweitzer and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:112

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  46. Clinical guidelines exhort clinicians to encourage patients to improve their health behaviours. However, most offer little support on how to have these conversations in practice. Clinicians fear that health be...

    Authors: C. Albury, A. Hall, A. Syed, S. Ziebland, E. Stokoe, N. Roberts, H. Webb and P. Aveyard

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:111

    Content type: Research article

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