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Knowledge, attitudes, practices, and barriers reported by patients receiving diabetes and hypertension primary health care in Barbados: a focus group study

BMC Family Practice201112:135

Received: 3 October 2011

Accepted: 2 December 2011

Published: 2 December 2011

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Original Submission
3 Oct 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
7 Oct 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Martha Ann Carey
9 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Margaret Stone
24 Nov 2011 Author responded Author comments - Oswald Peter Adams
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Nov 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Dec 2011 Editorially accepted
2 Dec 2011 Article published 10.1186/1471-2296-12-135

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Authors’ Affiliations

Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies
Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen's University