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  1. Given the risks of opioids, clinicians are under growing pressure to treat pain with non-opioid medications. Yet non-opioid analgesics such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have their own risk...

    Authors: Michelle S. Keller, Lyna Truong, Allison M. Mays, Jack Needleman, Mary Sue V. Heilemann and Teryl K. Nuckols

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:41

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  2. Family medicine physicians may encounter a wide variety of conditions, including acute and urgent cases. Considering the limited access to diagnostic investigations in primary care practice, chest X-ray remain...

    Authors: Malak Al Shammari, Ali Hassan, Nouf AlShamlan, Sarah Alotaibi, Manar Bamashmoos, Amani Hakami, Abdullatif Althunyan, Shymaa Basager, Sameerah Motabgani, Sawsan Aljubran and Hind S. Alsaif

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:39

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  3. Primary care providers are pillars of China’s medical and health sectors. However, due to the gap between career expectations and reality, they enter a career plateau phase through excessive pressure. This stu...

    Authors: Di Liu, Xu Yang, Qinglin Li, Lei Shi and Qiaoran Tang

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:38

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  4. The attitudes towards obesity may have an important role on healthier behavior. The goal of the present study was to explore the attitudes towards obesity and to investigate how these attitudes were associated...

    Authors: Virginija Zelenytė, Leonas Valius, Auksė Domeikienė, Rita Gudaitytė, Žilvinas Endzinas, Linas Šumskas and Almantas Maleckas

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:37

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  5. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world in early 2020. In France, General Practitioners (GPs) were not involved in the care organization’s decision-making process before and during the first wave of the COV...

    Authors: Marion Dutour, Anna Kirchhoff, Cécile Janssen, Sabine Meleze, Hélène Chevalier, Sandrine Levy-Amon, Marc-Antoine Detrez, Emilie Piet and Tristan Delory

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:36

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  6. To investigate whether pharmacist health coaching improves progression through the stages of change (SOC) for three modifiable health behaviours; diet, exercise, and medication management in participants with ...

    Authors: Harjit K. Singh, Gerard A. Kennedy and Ieva Stupans

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:35

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  7. Assessing the fidelity of an implementation strategy is important to understand why and how the strategy influences the uptake of evidence-based interventions. The present study aims to assess the fidelity of ...

    Authors: Alvaro Sánchez, Heather L. Rogers, Susana Pablo, Esther García, Inmaculada Rodríguez, Mª. Antonia Flores, Olga Galarza, Ana B. Gaztañaga, Pedro A. Martínez, Eider Alberdi, Elena Resines, Ana I. Llarena and Gonzalo Grandes

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:34

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  8. Persistent physical symptoms (PPS) are estimated to be present in 17% of patients in general practice. Hence, general practitioners (GPs) play a key role in both the diagnostic assessment and the management of...

    Authors: Mette Trøllund Rask, Pernille Ravn Jakobsen, Jane Clemensen, Marianne Rosendal and Lisbeth Frostholm

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:33

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Rural settings in low- and middle-income countries are bedeviled with poverty and high disease burden, and lack adequate resources to deliver quality healthcare to the population. Drug shortage and inadequate ...

    Authors: Vitalis Bawontuo, Augustine Adomah-Afari, Williams W. Amoah, Desmond Kuupiel and Irene Akua Agyepong

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:32

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  10. Interprofessional primary care (IPC) teams provide comprehensive and coordinated care and are ideally equipped to support those populations most at risk of adverse health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

    Authors: Catherine Donnelly, Rachelle Ashcroft, Nicole Bobbette, Christine Mills, Amanda Mofina, Todd Tran, Kyle Vader, Ashley Williams, Sandeep Gill and Jordan Miller

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:31

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  11. Informal medicine, entailing undocumented medical advice, has been described in diverse medical disciplines and geographical regions. We assessed the current prevalence and characteristics of informal medical ...

    Authors: Menashe Meni Amran, Avital Bilitzky Kopit, Hannan Ariel Kranc and Roni Peleg

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:30

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  12. Work stress is a common problem among the health personnel of the Spanish National Health System. The objective of this paper is to assess the state of mindfulness among Spanish primary care providers and to e...

    Authors: Rosa Magallón-Botaya, Luis Angel Pérula-de Torres, Juan Carlos Verdes-Montenegro Atalaya, Celia Pérula-Jiménez, Norberto Lietor-Villajos, Cruz Bartolomé-Moreno, Javier Garcia-Campayo and Herminia Moreno-Martos

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:29

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  13. Humanwide was precision health embedded in primary care aiming to leverage high-tech and high-touch medicine to promote wellness, predict and prevent illness, and tailor treatment to individual medical and psy...

    Authors: Cati G. Brown-Johnson, Nadia Safaeinili, Juliana Baratta, Latha Palaniappan, Megan Mahoney, Lisa G. Rosas and Marcy Winget

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:28

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  14. In high-income countries with a low HIV prevalence, primary care doctors are likely the first point of medical contact for people at high risk of HIV. One of the key factors for successful implementation of pr...

    Authors: Greta Tam, Ngai Sze Wong and Shui Shan Lee

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:27

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  15. Uncomplicated urinary tract infection (uUTI) is very common among women in primary care. The risk of developing pyelonephritis remains low after uUTI, nonetheless, empiric antibiotic therapy is frequently pres...

    Authors: Yves-Marie Vincent, Adèle Frachon, Clotilde Buffeteau and Guillaume Conort

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:26

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  16. Trials have shown that delayed antibiotic prescriptions (DPs) and point-of-care C-Reactive Protein testing (POC-CRPT) are effective in reducing antibiotic use in general practice, but these were not typically ...

    Authors: Aleksandra J. Borek, Anne Campbell, Elle Dent, Christopher C. Butler, Alison Holmes, Michael Moore, A. Sarah Walker, Monsey McLeod and Sarah Tonkin-Crine

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:25

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  17. Overuse of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – frequently used for relieving symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) – raises long-term safety concerns, warranting evidence-based non-drug interventions....

    Authors: Loai Albarqouni, Ray Moynihan, Justin Clark, Anna Mae Scott, Anne Duggan and Chris Del Mar

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:24

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  18. Domestic migration poses a challenge for China as migrants have little access to preventive healthcare services and are vulnerable to certain risks and diseases. This research sought to unveil and explore the ...

    Authors: Shuang Shao, Huirong Zhang, Xiaolei Chen, Xiaojingyuan Xu, Yali Zhao, Meirong Wang and Juan Du

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:23

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  19. Primary care physicians (PCPs) are first points-of-contact between suspected cases and the healthcare system in the current COVID-19 pandemic. This study examines PCPs’ concerns, impact on personal lives and w...

    Authors: Jerrald Lau, David Hsien-Yung Tan, Gretel Jianlin Wong, Yii-Jen Lew, Ying-Xian Chua, Lian-Leng Low, Han-Kwee Ho, Thiam-Soo Kwek, Sue-Anne Ee-Shiow Toh and Ker-Kan Tan

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:22

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  20. The purpose of this study is to forward the implementation of an operational evidence-based state screening program of common diseases in Ukraine, where currently no state-based and evidence-based screening (E...

    Authors: Pavlo Kolesnyk, Thomas Frese, Shlomo Vinker, Ivanna Shushman, Albina Zharkova, Nassir Messaadi, Andriy Kolesnyk and Sabine Bayen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:20

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  21. Primary care needs to respond effectively to patients experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and their children, but there is uncertainty about the value of integrated programmes. The a...

    Authors: Eszter Szilassy, Jessica Roy, Emma Williamson, Katherine Pitt, Mei-See Man and Gene Feder

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:19

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  22. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been a worldwide public health emergency that has put great pressure on medical workers and the medical system. General Practitioners (GPs) played an important role ...

    Authors: Yue Yin, Xiaotian Chu, Xinxin Han, Yu Cao, Hong Di, Yun Zhang and Xuejun Zeng

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:18

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  23. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Canada and around the world. Vaccination is an effective prevention strategy, but uptake is low, especially among newcomers to Ca...

    Authors: Lindsay A. Wilson, Amanda M. L. Quan, A. Brianne Bota, Salima S. Mithani, Michelle Paradis, Cindy Jardine, Charles Hui, Kevin Pottie, Natasha Crowcroft and Kumanan Wilson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:17

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  24. Diabetic foot infection (DFI) is a limb- and life-threatening complication for diabetic patients needing immediate and comprehensive treatment. Early referral of DFI patients to a diabetic foot center is recom...

    Authors: Cheng-Wei Lin, Hui-Mei Yang, Shih-Yuan Hung, I-Wen Chen and Yu-Yao Huang

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:16

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  25. Kerala is known as the diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HTN) capital of the world, thus compelling health professionals to model strategies, addressing their social, behavioural, and cognitive risk fac...

    Authors: M D Saju, Bindiya M Varghese, Lorane Scaria, Anuja Maria Benny, Shilpa V Yohannan, Natania Cheguvera, S P Rajeev and Amuthavalli Thiyagarajan Jotheeswaran

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:15

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. Primary care providers (PCPs) are typically the primary contact for patients with obesity seeking medical and surgical weight loss interventions; however, previous studies suggest that fewer than 7% of eligibl...

    Authors: Boris Zevin, Mary Martin, Nancy Dalgarno, Linda Chan, Nardhana Sivapalan, Robyn Houlden, Richard Birtwhistle, Karen Smith and David Barber

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:14

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  27. To optimise medication use in older people, it is recommended that clinicians evaluate evidence on potential benefits and harms of medicines in light of the patients’ overall health, values and goals. This sug...

    Authors: Kristie Rebecca Weir, Vasi Naganathan, Stacy M. Carter, Chun Wah Michael Tam, Kirsten McCaffery, Carissa Bonner, Debbie Rigby, Andrew J. McLachlan and Jesse Jansen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:13

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  28. Family medicine is a branch of medicine that manages common and long-term illnesses in children and adults. Family physicians in particular play a major role and their scope of practice is expected to impact p...

    Authors: Hervé Tchala Vignon Zomahoun, Isabelle Samson, Jasmine Sawadogo, José Massougbodji, Amédé Gogovor, Ella Diendéré, Frédéric Turgeon and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:12

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  29. The family doctor system is a vital part of China’s national medical and health system reform. Evidence of the degree of implementation of the family doctor system is required to assist managers and policy mak...

    Authors: Shanshan Liu, Yan Liu, Tao Zhang, Luan Wang, Jiaoling Huang, Hong Liang, Gang Chen, Chengjun Liu and Yimin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:11

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  30. Individuals living with low income are less likely to participate in lung cancer screening (LCS) with low-dose computed tomography. Family physicians (FPs) are typically responsible for referring eligible pati...

    Authors: Ambreen Sayani, Mandana Vahabi, Mary Ann O’Brien, Geoffrey Liu, Stephen W. Hwang, Peter Selby, Erika Nicholson and Aisha Lofters

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:10

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  31. Nearly 40% of parents with children aged 6 to 17 months consult a healthcare professional when their child has a high temperature. Clinical guidelines recommend temperature measurement in these children, but l...

    Authors: Elizabeth Morris, Margaret Glogowska, Fatene Abakar Ismail, George Edwards, Susannah Fleming, Kay Wang, Jan Y. Verbakel, Ann Van den Bruel and Gail Hayward

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:9

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  32. South Africa has unique and diverse social and economic factors that have an impact on the provision of basic water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management infrastructure and practices at health care facilit...

    Authors: N. Potgieter, N. T. Banda, P. J. Becker and A. N. Traore-Hoffman

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:8

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  33. Home blood-pressure measurement (HBPM) is recommended for the diagnosis of hypertension and monitoring of patients with hypertension. Since 2013, the French National Health Insurance Body (FNHIB) has promoted ...

    Authors: Mangiavillano Xavier, Tréfond Jéromine, Plaquevent-Hostache Guillaume, Tanguy Gilles, Bœuf-Gibot Sylvaine, Mulliez Aurélien and Vorilhon Philippe

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:7

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  34. Agenda setting is associated with more efficient care and better patient experience. This study develops a taxonomy of visit opening styles to assess use of agenda and non-agenda setting visit openings and the...

    Authors: Eve Angeline Hood-Medland, Anne E. C. White, Richard L. Kravitz and Stephen G. Henry

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:4

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  35. A health system response to domestic violence against women is a global priority. However, little is known about how these health system interventions work in low-and-middle-income countries where there are gr...

    Authors: Loraine J. Bacchus, Abdulsalam Alkaiyat, Amira Shaheen, Ahmed S. Alkhayyat, Heba Owda, Rana Halaseh, Ibrahim Jeries, Gene Feder, Rihab Sandouka and Manuela Colombini

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:3

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  36. Most people in Australia visit a General Practitioner each year and are free to choose their General Practitioner and/or practice on each occasion. A proportion of people visit multiple general practices, whic...

    Authors: Kristen M. Glenister, John Guymer, Lisa Bourke and David Simmons

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:2

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  37. Postural hypotension (PH), the reduction in blood pressure when rising from sitting or lying 0to standing, is a risk factor for falls, cognitive decline and mortality. However, it is not often tested for in pr...

    Authors: Sinead T. J. McDonagh, Natasha Mejzner and Christopher E. Clark

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:1

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  38. A growing demand for physicians exists worldwide. Due to political changes, economic incentives and new workplace expectations a trend from single-handed practices to group practices has been noticed in many c...

    Authors: Lisa-Marie Weinmayr, Ruben Zwierlein and Jost Steinhäuser

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:276

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  39. Low back pain is a common reason for patients to seek medical care. Physician non-adherence to clinical guidelines has been observed. We investigated the extent to which patient expectations correspond to reco...

    Authors: Simone Kiel, Christina Raus, Elizabeth Sierocinski, Peggy Knauthe and Jean-François Chenot

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:275

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  40. Antimicrobial resistance remains a global challenge. In Germany, the national health agenda supports measures that enhance the appropriate, guideline-oriented use of antibiotics. The study “Converting Habits o...

    Authors: R. Poß-Doering, L. Kuehn, M. Kamradt, K. Glassen, Th. Fleischhauer, P. Kaufmann-Kolle, M. Koeppen, A. Wollny, A. Altiner and M. Wensing

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:274

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  41. 11.5 % of girls and 17.8 % of boys are affected by a mental health problem (MHP). The most prevalent problem areas are behavioural problems (girls/boys in %: 11.9/17.9), emotional problems (9.7/8.6) and hypera...

    Authors: Siona Decke, Karina Deckert, Martin Lang, Otto Laub, Verena Loidl, Lars Schwettmann and Eva Grill

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:273

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  42. In an earlier study, PRIM-CARE RCT, a care manager implementation at the primary care centre showed improved return to work and reduced sick leave for patients with CMD. To further improve return to work, the ...

    Authors: Eva-Lisa Petersson, Karin Törnbom, Dominique Hange, Shabnam Nejati, Margareta Jerlock, Carl Wikberg, Cecilia Björkelund and Irene Svenningsson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:272

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  43. The new coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) caused by COVID-19 has affected more than 46 million people worldwide. In China, primary care has played a vital role during the COVID-19 outbreak, and it is important to ex...

    Authors: Desiree Man-Sik Tse, Zhuo Li, Ye Lu, Yang Li, Ying Liu and William Chi Wai Wong

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:271

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  44. There is wide variation in clinical practice for the early detection of prostate cancer, not least because of the ongoing debate about the benefits of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. In this study, we...

    Authors: Sanny Kappen, Lisa Koops, Verena Jürgens, Michael H. Freitag, Marco H. Blanker, Antje Timmer and Geertruida H. de Bock

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:270

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  45. During the first COVID-19 pandemic ‘lockdown’ in Aotearoa/New Zealand (March–May 2020, in which strict ‘stay at home’ measures were introduced), general practices were advised to use telephone and video consul...

    Authors: Fiona Imlach, Eileen McKinlay, Lesley Middleton, Jonathan Kennedy, Megan Pledger, Lynne Russell, Marianna Churchward, Jacqueline Cumming and Karen McBride-Henry

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:269

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  46. Individuals living in poverty often visit their primary care physician for health problems resulting from unmet legal needs. Providing legal services for those in need may therefore improve health outcomes. Po...

    Authors: Gina Agarwal, Melissa Pirrie, Dan Edwards, Bethany Delleman, Sharon Crowe, Hugh Tye and Jayne Mallin

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:267

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