Category archives for Volume 6 Issue 3

Number, distribution, and predicted needed number of general practitioners in China

health care stats

Authors: Wu, Baoling; Gong, Hanxiang; Luo, Zhenni We aimed to investigate the number and distribution of general practitioners (GPs) in China, and to predict the number of GPs needed in the future. Methods: From China Health Statistics Yearbook 2014, China Health Statistics Yearbook 2016 and China Statistical Yearbook 2016, we obtained the number of GPs and the populations in China […]

The role of the teaching practice in undergraduate medical education: A perspective from the United States of America

teaching practice

Authors: Fetters, Michael D.; Rew, Joanna; Heidelbaugh, Joel J. This article describes and reflects on the role of teaching practices in undergraduate medical education on the basis of teaching experience in the United States of America. China in particular, but also other family medicine‐emerging countries, continues to embark on a path of creating and embracing a family medicine‐centric […]

Integrated primary care‐behavioral health program development and implementation in a rural context

health care costs

Authors: Campbell, Kendra; McKnight, Loren; Vasquez, Angel R. Despite the known benefits of integrated primary care and behavioral health services, integrated behavioral health services have not been readily used in medical clinics in interior Alaska. With minimal resources, we recently developed an integrated primary care‐behavioral health program in a medical clinic in interior Alaska to meet […]

A cross-sectional study to assess the out-of-pocket expenditure of families on the health care of children younger than 5 years in a rural area

health care of children

Authors: Shrivastava, Saurabh RamBihariLal; Shrivastava, Prateek Saurabh This study aimed to estimate the out-of-pocket expenditure of families on the health care of children younger than 5 years in a rural area of Kancheepuram district. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was performed in a rural area of Kancheepuram district for 5 months. All households with at least one child […]

Blood pressure‐controlling behavior in relation to educational level and economic status among hypertensive women in Ghana

hypertensive women

Authors: Ghose, Bishwajit; Yaya, Sanni To explore the association between economic status and educational level with self-management behavior (medication adherence, controlling body weight, reducing salt intake, performing physical exercise, reducing alcohol consumption, abstaining from smoking, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption) among hypertensive women in Ghana. Methods: Cross-sectional data on 598 women were collected from the Ghana Demographic and […]

Development and validation of the Mothers of Preterm Babies Postpartum Depression Scale


Authors: Ishola, Ajibola A.; Obasi, Chisom C.; Sholuke, Ismail T. Postpartum depression, a common complication in childbearing women, is of great public health concern. Previous screening tools have focused on depressed mood, with less attention paid to postpartum anxiety and suicidal ideation. This study developed and validated a tool to measure postpartum depression among mothers of preterm babies. […]

Factors influencing IOP changes in postmenopausal women

Intraocular pressure

Authors: Siuw, Chin P.; Vasudevan, Suresh; Mustapha, Mushawiathi Intraocular pressure (IOP) is essential in maintaining normal function of the eye. High IOP is associated with glaucoma. Many physiological factors, including age and hormones, can cause variation in IOP. This study was designed to investigate IOP changes in postmenopausal women and the associated factors, which included sex […]