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BMC Family Practice

Epidemiology and research methodology in primary care

Section edited by Christos Lionis

This section covers, though is not limited to, all aspects of epidemiological research and research methodology within the context of primary care.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Various definitions of hyperkalaemia have been used in clinical research, and data from routine clinical practice on its incidence are sparse. We aimed to establish the incidence of hyperkalaemia in patients w...

    Authors: Mar Martín-Pérez, Ana Ruigómez, Alexander Michel and Luis A. García Rodríguez

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:51

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) are highly prevalent and may affect work functioning. In this study we aimed to assess the longitudinal association between MUPS and work functioning over 2 years...

    Authors: Madelon den Boeft, Jos W. R. Twisk, Trynke Hoekstra, Berend Terluin, Brenda W. J. H. Penninx, Johannes C. van der Wouden, Mattijs E. Numans and Henriette E. van der Horst

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:46

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Poor adherence to medical treatment may have considerable consequences for the patients’ health and for healthcare costs to society. The need to understand the determinants for poor adherence has motivated sev...

    Authors: Benedicte Lind Barfoed, Maja Skov Paulsen, Palle Mark Christensen, Peder Andreas Halvorsen, Trine Kjær, Mogens Lytken Larsen, Pia Veldt Larsen, Jesper Bo Nielsen, Jens Søndergaard and Dorte Ejg Jarbøl

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:28

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The health status of the young people is an important indicator for future health and health care needs of the next generation. In order to understand the health risk factors of Saudi youth, we analyzed data f...

    Authors: Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Charbel El Bcheraoui, Marwa Tuffaha, Farah Daoud, Mohammad Al Saeedi, Mohammed Basulaiman, Ziad A. Memish, Mohammad A. Al Mazroa, Abdullah A. Al Rabeeah and Ali H. Mokdad

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:26

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies addressing determinants of frequent attendance have mainly focused on socio-demographic, psychosocial and medical factors, and few had data on lifestyle and gender-specific factors. This study...

    Authors: Jeanette Therming Jørgensen, John Sahl Andersen, Anne Tjønneland and Zorana Jovanovic Andersen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:9

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To investigate what a geriatric assessment in general practice adds towards previous findings of prevalence, location, impact and the dyadic doctor-patient perception of pain in this age group.

    Authors: Carsten Kruschinski, Birgitt Wiese, Marie-Luise Dierks, Eva Hummers-Pradier, Nils Schneider and Ulrike Junius-Walker

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:8

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  7. Content type: Research article

    No previous study had ever looked at Burnout among medical practitioners involved in after-hours house calls (AHHC) in Australia. The growing popularity of AHHC and the high number of overseas-trained doctors ...

    Authors: Chris O. Ifediora

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:2

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of self-identified chronic pain in Canadian adults is approximately one in five people. Marginalization and addictions have been shown to complicate chronic pain in vulnerable populations. This ...

    Authors: Caroline Allen, Alka Murphy, Sheri Kiselbach, Stephanie VandenBerg and Ellen Wiebe

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:182

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The primary care in China can be provided by general practitioners (GPs) and other physicians (non-GPs). However, China’s general practice system has never been really established. Chinese patients tend to con...

    Authors: Yaming Zou, Xiao Zhang, Yuantao Hao, Leiyu Shi and Ruwei Hu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:134

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Prevention, or slowing the progression, of diabetic nephropathy is one of the important goals in diabetes care. Although the impact of depression is a concern in patients with diabetes, it is unknown whether t...

    Authors: Hiroto Ito, Tosiya Sato, Noriko Satoh-Asahara and Mitsuhiko Noda

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:124

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Family Practice 2017 18:61

  11. Content type: Research article

    Serious lower respiratory tract infections (SLRTIs), especially Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP)-related pneumonia cause considerable morbidity and mortality. Chest imaging, sputum and blood culture are not routinel...

    Authors: Johan Flamaing, Wilfried De Backer, Yves Van Laethem, Stéphane Heijmans and Annick Mignon

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:66

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of depression in the general population is 5 to 10% but can exceed 50% in the most socially vulnerable populations. The perceptions of this disease are widely described in the literature, but no...

    Authors: Claire Rondet, Isabelle Parizot, Jean Sebastien Cadwallader, Jacques Lebas and Pierre Chauvin

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:57

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are the cornerstone of asthma therapy. The ICS-to-total-asthma-medication ratios, calculated from claims data, indicate potentially risky disease management in asthma. Our aim was...

    Authors: Laurent Laforest, Idlir Licaj, Gilles Devouassoux, Irene Eriksson, Pascal Caillet, Gérard Chatte, Manon Belhassen and Eric Van Ganse

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:49

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Family Practice 2016 17:5

  14. Content type: Research article

    The Lapinlahti 2005–2010 study was carried out to explore cardiovascular disease risk factors and changes in lifestyle in Lapinlahti residents in eastern Finland. Our aim was to analyse factors influencing the...

    Authors: Jorma Savolainen, Hannu Kautiainen, Leo Niskanen and Pekka Mäntyselkä

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:29

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Performance reporting in primary health care in Canada is challenging because of the dearth of concise and synthesized information. The paucity of information occurs, in part, because the majority of primary h...

    Authors: Sabrina T Wong, Leena W Chau, William Hogg, Gary F Teare, Baukje Miedema, Mylaine Breton, Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Alan Katz, Fred Burge, Antoine Boivin, Tim Cooke, Danièle Francoeur and Walter P Wodchis

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:20

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has shown variations in quality of care and patient outcomes under different primary care models. The objective of this study was to use previously validated, evidence-based performance indic...

    Authors: Teresa To, Jun Guan, Jingqin Zhu, M Diane Lougheed, Alan Kaplan, Itamar Tamari, Matthew B Stanbrook, Jacqueline Simatovic, Laura Feldman and Andrea S Gershon

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:19

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Asthma is often poorly controlled and guidelines are often inadequately followed in medical practice. In particular, the prescription of non-asthma-specific drugs can affect the quality of care. The goal of th...

    Authors: David Darmon, Laurent Laforest, Eric Van Ganse, Ferdinando Petrazzuoli, Chris van Weel and Laurent Letrilliart

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:14

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are increasingly used in the provision of primary care and have been compiled into databases which can be utilized for surveillance, research and informing practice. The prima...

    Authors: Nathan Coleman, Gayle Halas, William Peeler, Natalie Casaclang, Tyler Williamson and Alan Katz

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:11

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, relapsing gastrointestinal disorder, that affects approximately 10% of the general population and the majority are diagnosed in primary care. IBS has been reported ...

    Authors: Ewa Grodzinsky, Susanna Walter, Lisa Viktorsson, Ann-Kristin Carlsson, Michael P Jones and Åshild Faresjö

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:6

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