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  1. Content type: Research article

    Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in England; approximately 70% of diagnoses are in sexually active young adults age...

    Authors: R. Allison, D. M. Lecky, K. Town, C. Rugman, E. J. Ricketts, N. Ockendon-Powell, K. A. Folkard, J. K. Dunbar and C. A. M. McNulty

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:43

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    There is a growing emphasis on self-monitoring applications that allow patients to measure their own physical health parameters. A prerequisite for achieving positive effects is patients’ willingness to self-m...

    Authors: Martine W. J. Huygens, Ilse C. S. Swinkels, Judith D. de Jong, Monique J. W. M. Heijmans, Roland D. Friele, Onno C. P. van Schayck and Luc P. de Witte

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:40

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Consensus guidelines recommend multi-modal chronic pain treatment with increased uptake of non-pharmacological pain treatment modalities (NPMs). We aimed to identify the barriers and facilitators to uptake of ...

    Authors: William C. Becker, Lindsey Dorflinger, Sara N. Edmond, Leila Islam, Alicia A. Heapy and Liana Fraenkel

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:41

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Support for self-management (SSM) is a prominent strand of health policy internationally, particularly for primary care. It is often discussed and evaluated in terms of patients’ knowledge, skills and confiden...

    Authors: John Owens, Vikki A. Entwistle, Alan Cribb, Zoë C. Skea, Simon Christmas, Heather Morgan and Ian S. Watt

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:39

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  5. Content type: Research article

    It is common to find a high variability in the accuracy of heart failure (HF) diagnosis in electronic primary care medical records (EMR). Our aims were to ascertain (i) whether the prognosis of HF labelled pat...

    Authors: Miguel-Angel Muñoz, Xavier Mundet-Tuduri, Jordi Real, José-Luis Del Val, Mar Domingo, Ernest Vinyoles, Ester Calero, Caterina Checa, Nuria Soldevila-Bacardit and José-María Verdú-Rotellar

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:38

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) are a common reason for antibiotic overuse worldwide. We previously showed that over 80% of outpatients presenting to a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka with influ...

    Authors: L. Gayani Tillekeratne, Champica K. Bodinayake, Thushani Dabrera, Ajith Nagahawatte, Wasantha Kodikara Arachchi, Anoji Sooriyaarachchi, Kearsley Stewart, Melissa Watt, Truls Østbye and Christopher W. Woods

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:37

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Access to most contraceptives in Australia requires a prescription from a doctor, and it has been shown that doctors can influence women’s decision-making with respect to contraception. However, little researc...

    Authors: Denisa L. Goldhammer, Catriona Fraser, Britta Wigginton, Melissa L. Harris, Deborah Bateson, Deborah Loxton, Mary Stewart, Jacqueline Coombe and Jayne C. Lucke

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:35

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Although largely preventable, Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. General Practitioners (GPs) have an important role to play in prevention and early detection of bowel cancer, ...

    Authors: Greer Dawson, Melanie Crane, Claudine Lyons, Anna Burnham, Tara Bowman, Donna Perez and Joanne Travaglia

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:36

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Optimal utilisation of the out-of-hours primary care (OOH-PC) services remains a concern in public health policy. We need more knowledge on potentially avoidable contacts. This study examines the frequency of ...

    Authors: Karen Busk Nørøxe, Linda Huibers, Grete Moth and Peter Vedsted

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:34

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Children’s exposure to domestic violence is a type of child maltreatment, yet many general practice clinicians remain uncertain of their child safeguarding responsibilities in the context of domestic violence....

    Authors: Natalia V. Lewis, Cath Larkins, Nicky Stanley, Eszter Szilassy, William Turner, Jessica Drinkwater and Gene S. Feder

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:33

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Traditionally, drug prescription and follow up have been the sole responsibility of physicians. However, interprofessional medication reviews (IMRs) have been developed to prevent drug discrepancies and patien...

    Authors: H. T. Bell, A. G. Granas, I. Enmarker, R. Omli and A. Steinsbekk

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:30

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Data on the social determinants of health can help primary care practices target improvement efforts, yet relevant data are rarely available. Our family practice located in Toronto, Ontario routinely collects ...

    Authors: A.K. Lofters, A. Schuler, M. Slater, N.N. Baxter, N. Persaud, A.D. Pinto, E. Kucharski, S. Davie, R. Nisenbaum and T. Kiran

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:31

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Up to 33% of the general population over 50 years of age are affected by nocturnal leg cramps. Currently there are no generally accepted clinical characteristics, which identify nocturnal leg cramps. This stud...

    Authors: Joannes Hallegraeff, Mathieu de Greef, Wim Krijnen and Cees van der Schans

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:29

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The reorientation of primary health care towards prevention is fundamental to addressing the rising burden of chronic disease. However, in Australia, cardiovascular disease prevention practice in primary healt...

    Authors: Nerida Volker, Lauren T. Williams, Rachel C. Davey, Thomas Cochrane and Tanya Clancy

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:28

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Depression is common in patients with diabetes type 2 (DM2) and/or coronary heart disease (CHD), with high personal and societal burden and may even be preventable. Recently, a cluster randomized trial of step...

    Authors: Alide D. Pols, Karen Schipper, Debbie Overkamp, Susan E. van Dijk, Judith E. Bosmans, Harm W. J. van Marwijk, Marcel C. Adriaanse and Maurits W. van Tulder

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:26

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The development of end-of-life primary care is a socio-medical and ethical challenge. However, general practitioners (GPs) face many difficulties when initiating appropriate discussion on proactive shared pall...

    Authors: Agnès Oude Engberink, Mélanie Badin, Philippe Serayet, Sylvain Pavageau, François Lucas, Gérard Bourrel, Joanna Norton, Grégory Ninot and Pierre Senesse

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:27

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Several disease specific instruments have been developed to identify and assess diabetes distress. In Malaysia, the Problem Areas in Diabetes Scale has been validated in Malay, but it does not have specific do...

    Authors: Ying Woei Chin, Pauline Siew Mei Lai and Yook Chin Chia

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:25

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) is defined as medication with uncertain therapeutic effects and/or potential adverse drug reactions outweighing the clinical benefits. The prescription rate of PIM fo...

    Authors: Nadine Janis Pohontsch, Kathrin Heser, Antje Löffler, Britta Haenisch, Debora Parker, Tobias Luck, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller, Wolfgang Maier, Frank Jessen and Martin Scherer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:22

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Process evaluation is recommended to improve the understanding of underlying mechanisms related to clinicians, patients, context and intervention delivery that may impact on trial or program results, feasibili...

    Authors: Alvaro Sanchez, Gonzalo Grandes, Josep M. Cortada, Haizea Pombo, Catalina Martinez, Mary Helen Corrales, Enrique de la Peña, Justo Mugica and Esther Gorostiza

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:24

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The impact of lifestyle on health is undeniable and effective healthy lifestyle promotion interventions do exist. However, this is not a fundamental part of routine primary care clinical practice. We describe ...

    Authors: Catalina Martinez, Gonzalo Bacigalupe, Josep M. Cortada, Gonzalo Grandes, Alvaro Sanchez, Haizea Pombo and Paola Bully

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:23

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The management of sore throat varies widely in Europe. The objective of this study was to gain insight into clinicians’ perceptions on the current management of sore throat in Spain.

    Authors: Carl Llor, Isabel Vilaseca, Eduardo Lehrer-Coriat, Xavier Boleda, José L. Cañada, Ana Moragas and Josep M. Cots

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:21

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Delayed antibiotic prescribing reduces antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections in trials in general practice, but the uptake in clinical practice is low. The aim of the study was to identify facilitato...

    Authors: Lucy Sargent, Amanda McCullough, Chris Del Mar and John Lowe

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:20

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Over 60% of people have overweight or obesity, but only a third report receiving counselling from primary care providers. We explored patients’ perspectives on the role of primary care in obesity management an...

    Authors: Jacqueline Torti, Thea Luig, Michelle Borowitz, Jeffrey A. Johnson, Arya M. Sharma and Denise L. Campbell-Scherer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:19

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Family Practice 2017 18:58

  24. Content type: Research article

    Comorbidity is common in patients consulting in primary care. Musculoskeletal pain and insomnia each increase the risk of the other. Co-occurrence may pose an increased burden on well-being. However, the preva...

    Authors: Shula Baker, John McBeth, Carolyn A. Chew-Graham and Ross Wilkie

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:17

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