Archive | Chronic Diseases

Case Management in Mental Health Settings in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Within scope of the Mental Health Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) the Case Management in Mental Health was introduced across the country with aim to improve the quality of provided care focusing on improving access to a range of complementary health, social, educational and other public services for service users with severe mental health […]

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Nicotine Patch Dispensing Behaviour of Pharmacists in Drugstores: Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Community pharmacists in Chiang Mai, Thailand had a good knowledge but extremely sub-optimal dispensing behaviors of nicotine patch, especially advising specific usage instructions of nicotine patch and assessing nicotine dependence and willingness to quit of smokers. This information will be useful for guiding and raising the awareness of community pharmacists in dispensing nicotine patch and […]

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Integrating neuro-psychiatric disorders at the level of primary health care centres: Guinea

Mental, neurological, and substance use disorders make a substantial contribution to the global burden of disease. According to the World Health Report 2000 neuropsychiatric disorders (a component of mental health) are the second cause of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), behind the infectious and parasitic diseases. Under the theme “Stop exclusion, Dare to care”, the year […]

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Integrating artistic programs in diabetes education and self management in Madagascar.

The Malagasy perception of diabetes is negative. Patient with diabetes often do not accept their treatment and their family members reject them. Heath caregivers need to be closer to patients and to promote a good collaboration with them. Our Diabetic Association has organized up to 12 painting workshops from 2010 to 2013 with 141 patients. […]

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Community exercise based intervention for urinary incontinence in elderly village women in rural Bangladesh.

A feasibility study in 5 GK villages was carried out to assess the effect of exercise on incontinence in this population. Three locally trained female physiotherapists worked with a Canadian physiotherapist experienced in exercise based management of urinary incontinence to develop a culturally appropriate exercise regime and to train 10 community paramedics. The intervention adopted […]

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Clinical Audit on Diabetes care in UNRWA Health Centres

Clinical Audit on Diabetes care in UNRWA Health Centres.

Diabetes is a major health problem for the Palestine refugees we serve. The number of refugees living with diabetes is already large, more than 110,000 by 2012, and is steadily increasing by 3 to 5% every year. The financial pressure to maintain and expand diabetes care is significant. Insulin along, for example, accounts for 15% […]

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Chronic disease risk factor and physical activity patterns: Findings from Sri Lanka

There is a tremendous increase in the chronic diseases worldwide. A similar pattern is observed in Sri Lanka. Physical inactivity contributes to 6% of deaths globally and is identified as the fourth leading risk factor for mortality due to chronic diseases. There is sparse knowledge of the profile of the risk factors of chronic diseases […]

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An Integrated Approach to Management of Diabetes and Hypertension in Western Kenya

This pilot project seeks to establish whether the provision of intensive, self and peer management trainings to patients combined with the integration of income generating incentives leads to enhanced diabetes and hypertension control for resource-constrained patients in rural western Kenya. Patients are placed into peer support groups where they receive group care and are trained […]

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