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  1. Content type: Research article

    Competencies in psychological techniques delivered by primary care nurses to support diabetes self-management were compared between the intervention and control arms of a cluster randomised controlled trial as...

    Authors: Nicholas Magill, Helen Graves, Nicole de Zoysa, Kirsty Winkley, Stephanie Amiel, Emma Shuttlewood, Sabine Landau and Khalida Ismail

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:60

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    Gout is an increasingly prevalent form of inflammatory arthritis. Although effective treatments for gout exist, current management is suboptimal due to low medication adherence rates and treatments that are no...

    Authors: Allyce B. Counsell, Amy D. Nguyen, Melissa T. Baysari, Diluk R. W. Kannangara, Andrew J. McLachlan and Richard O. Day

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:54

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    The current reality of primary care (PC) makes it essential to have telemedicine systems available to facilitate communication between care levels. Communities of practice have great potential in terms of care...

    Authors: David Lacasta Tintorer, Josep Maria Manresa Domínguez, Enriqueta Pujol-Rivera, Souhel Flayeh Beneyto, Xavier Mundet Tuduri and Francesc Saigí-Rubió

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:56

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-based preventive care recommendations have been well established, but studies have persistently reported gaps between these recommendations and general practitioners’ practices in providing preventive...

    Authors: Denise Y. S. Tam, Yvonne Y. C. Lo and Wendy Tsui

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:58

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    In primary care 15% of patient encounters are perceived as challenging by general practitioners (GP). However it is unknown what impact these encounters have regarding job satisfaction. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Katja Goetz, Janis Mahnkopf, Anna Kornitzky and Jost Steinhäuser

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:57

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In an attempt to deal with the pressures on the healthcare system and to guarantee sustainability, changes are needed. This study is focused on a cardiology Primary Care Plus intervention in which cardiologist...

    Authors: Tessa C. C. Quanjel, Jeroen N. Struijs, Marieke D. Spreeuwenberg, Caroline A. Baan and Dirk Ruwaard

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:55

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In the United States, the effective, safe huma papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine is underused and opportunities to prevent cancer continue to be missed. National guidelines recommend completing the 2–3 dose HPV va...

    Authors: Jane M. Garbutt, Sherry Dodd, Emily Walling, Amanda A. Lee, Katharine Kulka and Rebecca Lobb

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:53

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Few data exist to support the observation that general practitioners (GPs) occupy many important positions in our communities or to characterize which GPs devote more of their time to such activities. We sough...

    Authors: Julian Jakob, Christine Cohidon, Jacques Cornuz and Kevin Selby

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:52

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Problematic translational gaps continue to exist between demonstrating the positive impact of healthcare interventions in research settings and their implementation into routine daily practice. The aim of this...

    Authors: Liam G. Glynn, Fergus Glynn, Monica Casey, Louise Gaffney Wilkinson, Patrick S. Hayes, David Heaney and Andrew W. M. Murphy

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:48

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  10. Content type: Research article

    More and more older adults desire to and are enabled to grow old in their own home, regardless of their physical and mental capabilities. This change, together with the growing number of older adults, increase...

    Authors: Marleen H. Lovink, Anneke J. A. H. van Vught, Anke Persoon, Lisette Schoonhoven, Raymond T. C. M. Koopmans and Miranda G. H. Laurant

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:51

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Western countries are facing the challenges of an imminent shortage of physicians, especially general practitioners. As a consequence longer travel times to doctors’ practices may arise. This study aimed to in...

    Authors: Lisa Schröder, Kristina Flägel, Katja Goetz and Jost Steinhäuser

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:47

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with poor glycaemic control can represent a challenge from the perspective of the general practitioner (GP). Apart from patient-sided factors, the understanding of...

    Authors: Anja Wollny, Michael Pentzek, Oliver Rudolf Herber, Heinz-Harald Abholz, Jürgen in der Schmitten, Andrea Icks, Stefan Wilm and Elisabeth Gummersbach

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:49

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  13. Content type: Research article

    General practice care plays a key role in keeping healthcare effective and cost-efficient. However, variation in the utilization rates of practices may reveal variation in practice performance. Our research go...

    Authors: W. A. de Graaf-Ruizendaal, L. van der Hoek and D. H. de Bakker

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:46

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  14. Content type: Research article

    There is only limited evidence to support care redefinition and role optimization processes needed for scaling up of a stronger primary care capacity.

    Authors: Damien Contandriopoulos, Mélanie Perroux, Aurore Cockenpot, Arnaud Duhoux and Emmanuelle Jean

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:44

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Parkinson’s disease progressively limits patients at different levels and as a result family members play a key role in their care. However, studies show lack of an integrative approach in Primary Care to resp...

    Authors: M. V. Navarta-Sánchez, M. E. Ursua, M. Riverol Fernández, L. Ambrosio, M. Medina, S. Díaz de Cerio, M. J. Álvarez, J. M. Senosiain, A. Gorraiz, N. Caparrós, S. Anaut, R. Martín-Lanas, M. Recio and M. C. Portillo

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:45

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Due to the raised public awareness of Lyme Borreliosis (LB), its increased incidence and the increased availability of serological tests, the demand for diagnostic testing on LB has increased. This may affect ...

    Authors: Esmée Botman, C. Wim Ang, Johanna H. K. Joosten, Pauline Slottje, Johannes C. van der Wouden and Otto R. Maarsingh

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:43

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Encouraging early child development and the early identification of developmental difficulties is a priority. The Ministry of Health in the Australian State of New South Wales (NSW), has recommended a program ...

    Authors: Pankaj Garg, My Trinh Ha, John Eastwood, Susan Harvey, Sue Woolfenden, Elisabeth Murphy, Cheryl Dissanayake, Katrina Williams, Bin Jalaludin, Anne McKenzie, Stewart Einfeld, Natalie Silove, Kate Short and Valsamma Eapen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:42

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In the western world, a growing number of the older people live at home. In the Netherlands, GPs are expected to play a pivotal role in the organization of integrated care for this patient group. However, litt...

    Authors: Sietske M. Grol, Gerard R. M. Molleman, Anne Kuijpers, Rob van der Sande, Gerdine A. J. Fransen, Willem J. J. Assendelft and Henk J. Schers

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:40

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Self-efficacy has been shown to be positively correlated with self-care behaviour and glycaemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, such evidence is lacking in the Malaysian primary ...

    Authors: Zahirah Tharek, Anis Safura Ramli, David Leonard Whitford, Zaliha Ismail, Maryam Mohd Zulkifli, Siti Khuzaimah Ahmad Sharoni, Asrul Akmal Shafie and Thevaraajan Jayaraman

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:39

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Frequent users of healthcare services are a vulnerable population that deserves attention due to high costs and negative outcomes such as lower quality of life and higher mortality. Healthcare systems should o...

    Authors: Éva Marjorie Couture, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Martin Fortin and Catherine Hudon

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:38

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Ghana introduced capitation payment method in 2012 but was faced with resistance for its perceived poor quality of care. This paper assesses National Health Insurance Scheme subscribers and care providers’ per...

    Authors: Francis-Xavier Andoh-Adjei, Eric Nsiah-Boateng, Felix Ankomah Asante, Ernst Spaan and Koos van der Velden

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:37

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  22. Content type: Research article

    In the Netherlands, a substantial proportion of newly diagnosed HIV patients present late for care, therefore, we investigated the effectiveness of a blended educational programme for trainers of GPs designed ...

    Authors: Ivo Kim Joore, Jan E. A. M. van Bergen, Gerben ter Riet, A. van der Maat and N. van Dijk

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:36

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Chronically ill patients such as people with type 2 diabetes develop perceptions of their illness, which will influence their coping behaviour. Perceptions are formed once a health threat has been recognised. ...

    Authors: Rimke Cathelijne Vos, Marise Jeannine Kasteleyn, Monique Johanna Heijmans, Elke de Leeuw, François Georges Schellevis, Mieke Rijken and Guy Emile Rutten

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:35

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Social relationships are important to people and affect their quality of life, morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to examine the correlation between elderly patients’ descriptions of their soci...

    Authors: Tina Drud Due, Håkon Sandholdt, Volkert Dirk Siersma and Frans Boch Waldorff

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:34

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Dizziness is a common reason for consulting a general practitioner and there is a broad range of possible underlying aetiologies. There are few evidence-based data about prevalence, aetiology and prognosis in ...

    Authors: Stefan Bösner, Sonja Schwarm, Paula Grevenrath, Laura Schmidt, Kaja Hörner, Dominik Beidatsch, Milena Bergmann, Annika Viniol, Annette Becker and Jörg Haasenritter

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:33

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  26. Content type: Research article

    In an ageing population, it is inevitable to improve the management of care for community-dwelling elderly with incontinence. A previous study showed that implementation of the Optimum Continence Service Speci...

    Authors: Margreet G Franken, Isaac Corro Ramos, Jeanine Los and Maiwenn J Al

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:31

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Most health authorities do not recommend screening for prostate cancer with PSA tests in asymptomatic patients who are not at increased risk. However, opportunistic screening for prostate cancer is still wante...

    Authors: Pia Kirkegaard, Adrian Edwards, Trine Laura Overgaard Nielsen, Torben Falck Ørntoft, Karina Dalsgaard Sørensen, Michael Borre and Flemming Bro

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:32

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Public performance reporting (PPR) of hospital data aims to improve quality of care in hospitals and to inform consumer choice. In Australia, general practitioners (GPs) are gatekeepers to secondary care with ...

    Authors: Khic-Houy Prang, Rachel Canaway, Marie Bismark, David Dunt and Margaret Kelaher

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:29

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The pattern of alcohol consumption in Ireland has serious societal and health consequences. General practice is well placed to screen for problem alcohol use and to carry out brief interventions. The aims of t...

    Authors: Andrew O’Regan, Walter Cullen, Louise Hickey, David Meagher and Ailish Hannigan

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:30

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Depression is one of the leading causes of disability and affects 10-15% of the population. The majority of people with depressive symptoms seek care and are treated in primary care. Evidence internationally f...

    Authors: Cecilia Björkelund, Irene Svenningsson, Dominique Hange, Camilla Udo, Eva-Lisa Petersson, Nashmil Ariai, Shabnam Nejati, Catrin Wessman, Carl Wikberg, Malin André, Lars Wallin and Jeanette Westman

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:28

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Good patient experience is recognized as an important component of a strong primary care system. Among the dimensions related to experience in family medicine, the ability to cope better with health problems i...

    Authors: Christine Cohidon, Pascal Wild and Nicolas Senn

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:27

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Professionally-focussed behaviour change intervention (BCI) workshops were utilised in the Management of OsteoArthritis in Consultations (MOSAICS) trial investigating the feasibility of implementing the Nation...

    Authors: Mark Porcheret, Chris Main, Peter Croft and Krysia Dziedzic

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:26

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Evidence from first world contexts support the notion that strong primary health care teams contain family physicians (FPs). African leaders are looking for evidence from their own context. The roles and scope...

    Authors: Klaus B. von Pressentin, Robert J. Mash, Laurel Baldwin-Ragaven, Roelf Petrus Gerhardus Botha, Indiran Govender, Wilhelm Johannes Steinberg and Tonya M. Esterhuizen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:24

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The objectives were to identify 1) the clinician and child characteristics associated with; 2) clinical management decisions following from, and; 3) the prognostic value of; a clinician’s ‘gut feeling somethin...

    Authors: Sophie Turnbull, Patricia J. Lucas, Niamh M. Redmond, Hannah Christensen, Hannah Thornton, Christie Cabral, Peter S. Blair, Brendan C. Delaney, Matthew Thompson, Paul Little, Tim J. Peters and Alastair D. Hay

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:25

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Offenders frequently have substantial healthcare needs and, like many other socially marginalised groups, often receive healthcare in inverse proportion to their needs. Improved continuity of healthcare over t...

    Authors: Cath Quinn, Katie Denman, Philippa Smithson, Christabel Owens, Rod Sheaff, John Campbell, Ian Porter, Jill Annison and Richard Byng

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:22

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Illness perception questionnaires for various medical conditions have become more useful in recent years. However, very few have addressed this issue for Type 2 diabetes in Saudi Arabia.

    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 2018 19:21

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric complaints are common among primary care patients, with depression and anxiety being the most frequent. Diagnosis of anxiety and depression can be difficult, potentially leading to over- as well as...

    Authors: Agneta Pettersson, Sonja Modin, Rolf Wahlström, Sandra af Winklerfelt Hammarberg and Ingvar Krakau

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:19

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The use of dietary supplements and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs is increasing, and there is adequate concern about potential harmful effects. However, there are limited reports on the concurrent use of nonpres...

    Authors: Shoichi Masumoto, Mikiya Sato, Takami Maeno, Yumiko Ichinohe and Tetsuhiro Maeno

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:20

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Providing sickness certification is a decision that primary care physicians make on a daily basis. The majority of sickness certification studies in the literature involve a general assessment of physician or ...

    Authors: Yogarabindranath Swarna Nantha, Lei Hum Wee and Caryn Mei-Hsien Chan

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:18

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Many people now take multiple medications on a long-term basis to manage health conditions. Optimising the benefit of such polypharmacy requires tailoring of medicines use to the needs and circumstances of ind...

    Authors: Joanne Reeve, Nicky Britten, Richard Byng, Jo Fleming, Janet Heaton and Janet Krska

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:17

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Although many studies have documented patient-, clinician-, and organizational barriers/facilitators of primary care among people with mental illnesses, few have examined whether these factors predict actual r...

    Authors: Bobbi Jo H. Yarborough, Scott P. Stumbo, Nancy A. Perrin, Ginger C. Hanson, John Muench and Carla A. Green

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:16

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Given both the increase of nursing home residents forecast and challenges of current interprofessional interactions, we developed and tested measures to improve collaboration and communication between nurses a...

    Authors: Christiane A. Müller, Nina Fleischmann, Christoph Cavazzini, Susanne Heim, Svenja Seide, Christina Geister, Britta Tetzlaff, Andreas Hoell, Jochen Werle, Siegfried Weyerer, Martin Scherer and Eva Hummers

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:14

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Low patient satisfaction with the quality of out-of-hours primary care (OOH-PC) has been linked with several individual and organizational factors. However, findings have been ambiguous and may not apply to th...

    Authors: Mette Tranberg, Peter Vedsted, Bodil Hammer Bech, Morten Bondo Christensen, Søren Birkeland and Grete Moth

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:15

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The accuracy of blood pressure measurement is variable in office-based settings. Even when staff training programs are effective, knowledge and skills decay over time, supporting the need for ongoing staff tra...

    Authors: Lauren Block, Sarah J. Flynn, Lisa A. Cooper, Caroline Lentz, Tammie Hull, Katherine B. Dietz and Romsai T. Boonyasai

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:13

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Primary and community care are key settings for the effective management of long term conditions. We aimed to evaluate the pattern of health outcomes in chronic disease management interventions for adults with...

    Authors: Rebecca Reynolds, Sarah Dennis, Iqbal Hasan, Jan Slewa, Winnie Chen, David Tian, Sangeetha Bobba and Nicholas Zwar

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:11

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Acute fever is the most common pediatric condition encountered in general practice and a source of parental concern that can result in inappropriate behavior. The main objective of this study was to describe a...

    Authors: Anthony Chapron, Marc Brochard, Chloé Rousseau, Anne-Charlotte Rousseau, Martine Brujean, Laure Fiquet and Virginie Gandemer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:7

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Shifting care from the secondary to the primary system may present an opportunity to ensure that the increasing number of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) receive high-quality care while containing co...

    Authors: J. A. Wildeboer, A. R. T. van de Ven and D. de Boer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:8

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