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Knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, education, and communication

Section edited by Carolyn Chew-Graham and Chris Burton

This section covers, though is not limited to, education in general practice, health literacy and communication skills, eHealth and medical record systems, patient reported outcomes and quality indicators, and patient-physician relations, within the context of primary care.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    There is a strong rationale for intervening in early childhood to prevent obesity. Over a quarter of infants gain weight more rapidly than desirable during the first six months of life putting them at greater ...

    Authors: Sarah A Redsell, Philippa J Atkinson, Dilip Nathan, Aloysius N Siriwardena, Judy A Swift and Cris Glazebrook

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:54

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    Social support is an important factor in the adaptation process of immigrants, helping for their integration in a new environment. The lack of social support may influence on well-being and health status. The ...

    Authors: Miguel Á Salinero-Fort, Laura del Otero-Sanz, Carmen Martín-Madrazo, Carmen de Burgos-Lunar, Rosa M Chico-Moraleja, Berta Rodés-Soldevila, Rodrigo Jiménez-García and Paloma Gómez-Campelo

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:46

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    Depression is a common illness, often treated in primary care. Guidelines provide recommendations for referral to mental health care. Several studies investigated determinants of referral, none investigated gu...

    Authors: Ellen Piek, Klaas van der Meer, Brenda WJH Penninx, Peter FM Verhaak and Willem A Nolen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:41

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    The Spanish Palliative Care Strategy recommends an intermediate level of training for primary care physicians in order to provide them with knowledge and skills. Most of the training involves face-to-face cour...

    Authors: Marta Pelayo, Diego Cebrián, Almudena Areosa, Yolanda Agra, Juan Vicente Izquierdo and Félix Buendía

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:37

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The optimal care of persons with diabetes by general practitioners and family physicians (GP/FP) is complex and requires multiple competencies. This is a fairly unrecognized key challenge in the healthcare sys...

    Authors: Suzanne Murray, Patrice Lazure, Sara Schroter, Philipp J Leuschner, Peter Posel, Thomas Kellner and Richard D Jenkins

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:27

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is to explore the views of family physicians/general practitioners about the most important competences in health promotion and diseases prevention and areas where these competences might...

    Authors: Tomasz Tomasik, Adam Windak, Alicja Domagala, Katarzyna Dubas, Linas Sumskas and Jerzy Rosinski

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2011 12:13

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