Category archives for Volume 6 Issue 4

Acknowledgement to reviewers

The high scientific standards maintained by Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) in its papers owe much to the continuing dedication of the journal’s reviewers, who give freely of their time and expertise. We are pleased to pay tribute to this contribution by recognizing those who have participated in the review process. Thus, the Editors and publishers […]

Efficiency of community health centers in China during 2013‐2015: A synchronic and diachronic study*

health care costs

Authors: Zhao, Lin; Zhang, Yao; Hou, Yabing; Yan, Guiming We aimed to explore the efficiency of community health centers (CHCs) in China from 2013 to 2015, providing policy suggestions for optimizing the allocation of health resources. Methods: Data on the efficiency of CHCs in 30 provinces/autonomous regions/municipalities in mainland China (except Tibet) from 2013 to 2015 were collected from China’s Health […]

The challenge given by Zika virus

Author: Vargas Rodriguez, Juan Sebastian Public health has been a great challenge in many parts of the world, and underdeveloped nations present the greatest challenges in addressing the health problems in the field of public health. In recent years there have been outbreaks of reemerging diseases transmitted by vectors, such as the mosquito, Zika virus disease […]

Comprehensive AIDS prevention programs in prisons: A review study

HIV prevention

Authors: Zare, Somayeh; Kargar, Mehdi; Ostovarfar, Jeyran; Kaveh, Mohammad Hossein Since prisoners may acquire AIDS and transmit HIV because of highly risky behaviors, implementation of educational and therapeutic programs is important in decreasing the prevalence of AIDS and transmission of HIV. This study was conducted to recognize different types of interventions and compare their effectiveness regarding prevention of AIDS […]

Factors associated with visit-to-visit variability of blood pressure in hypertensive patients at a Primary Health Care Service, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

Authors: Riska Pertiwi, Gusti Ayu; Ngurah Aryawangsa, Anak Agung; Prabawa, I Putu Yuda; Putra Manuaba, Ida Bagus Amertha; Bhargah, Agha; Sri Ratni, Ni Wayan; Budiana, I Putu Gede An increasing number of valid and well-designed trials have demonstrated a positive correlation between visit-to-visit variability (VVV) in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and increased risk of stroke and coronary heart disease among hypertensive patients. […]

Nutritional status in adolescent girls: Attempt to determine its prevalence and its association with sociodemographic variables

Authors: Chandrashekarappa, Smitha Malenahalli; Ramakrishnaiah, Narayana Murthy Mysuru; Manjunath, Renuka To determine the prevalence of malnutrition among adolescent girls and to assess the association of nutrition with sociodemographic variables. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among adolescent girls aged 16‐19 years. Data regarding sociodemographic variables were collected by administration of a prestructured, pretested questionnaire. Height and weight were measured […]

Predictors of successfully quitting smoking among smokers registered at the quit smoking clinic at a public hospital in northeastern Malaysia


Authors:Mohammad, Nur Izzati; Ghazali, Selasawati; Shafei, Mohd Nazri The objectives of this study were to determine the proportion of smokers registered at the quit smoking clinic at a public hospital in northeastern Malaysia who successfully quit smoking and the predictive factors for successfully quitting smoking. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study involving smokers aged more than […]

Relationship between glycemic control and perceived family support among people with type 2 diabetes mellitus seen in a rich kinship network in Southwest Nigeria

Authors:Osuji, Nnenna A.; Ojo, Oluwaseun Solomon; Malomo, Sunday O.; Sogunle, Peter T.; Egunjobi, Ademola O.; Odebunmi, Olufisayo O. The practice of diabetes self-care behaviors has been cited as a foundation for achieving optimal glycemic control. Proper motivation of people with diabetes mellitus is, however, needed for the performance of these behaviors. It is therefore pertinent […]

Adherence to clinical guidelines for monitoring diabetes in primary care settings

Authors: Dai, Mingliang; Peabody, Michael R.; Peterson, Lars E.; Mainous, Arch G. Adherence to clinical guidelines is key to improving diabetes care. Contemporary knowledge of guideline adherence is lacking. This study sought to produce a national snapshot of primary care physicians’ (PCPs) adherence to the American Diabetes Association guidelines for monitoring diabetes and determine whether continuity of care promotes […]