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Family Medicine and Disease PreventionISSN: 2469-5793


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510044

Prolonged Esophageal Button Battery Impaction in a 15 Month-Old: A Case Report

Jennifer Marshalla and Kelly Williamson

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 13, 2016

A 15 month-old female was transferred to the emergency department from a gastroenterologist's office after a chest x-ray revealed an esophageal foreign body. The patient was undergoing evaluation for regurgitation of food and refusal to eat solid food for three months with their primary care physician. X-ray of the neck upon arrival in the emergency department revealed that the foreign body was consistent with a button battery. The button battery was likely lodged in the esophagus for the three ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510043

Improving Conceptual Clarity of Antenatal Interventions: A Scoping Review

Melissa Buultjens, Gregory Murphy, Jeannette Milgrom and Darren Poinen

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 02, 2016

There is increasing awareness of perinatal health as a public health issue, while the antenatal period is a transitional time for parents-to-be and presents various opportunities to maximize health outcomes. The objectives of this scoping review were to identify non-pharmacological interventions in antenatal care, to examine the health outcomes and reductions of perinatal morbidity occurring in childbearing women as a result of these interventions, to explore the mechanisms of intervention effec...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510042

Implementation and Outcomes of a Community-Based Educational Program for Colorectal Cancer Prevention in Hispanics

Marcia Cruz-Correa, Frances Cordero, Jean Pierre Betancourt, Yaritza Diaz-Algorri, Sofia M. Lopez, Mirza Rivera, Rafael Mosquera, Victor Carlo-Chevere and Segundo Rodriguez-Quilichini

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 25, 2016

The TTT program consisted of didactics and seminars to capacitate participants to become trainers in CRC prevention. This project was evaluated using three components: (1) training workshops; (2) community educational sessions; and (3) the participant's experience as a trainer. Pre - and post-tests on CRC screening knowledge were given to TTT participants. Program effectiveness was determined by the pre- and post-tests, number of workshop participants completing a community educational session w...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510041

Attitudes to Changes in Cervical Screening Guidelines: Preliminary Views of Australian General Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners

Olivia Denham, Suzanne M Garland, Alexandra Gorelik, Gina Ogilvie, Jeffrey Tan, Danielle Mazza, C David H Wrede, Barbara McBride and Yasmin Jayasinghe

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 22, 2016

GPs and nurse practitioners were invited to complete an online survey through advertisements in e-newsletters. The survey assessed participants' demographics, cervical screening practices and perceived barriers to screening according to the proposed new guidelines. Responses were on a 7-point Likert scale. Statistical analysis was performed using the chi-square for categorical variables and student T-test for continuous variables. Adjusted odds ratios were determined using multivariate logistic ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510040

Burnout in Families. The Emotional Burden of the 'Traumatized' Families

Francesco Franza, Gabriella Carpentieri, Serena De Guglielmo, Gianfranco Del Buono, Nicoletta Fiorentino, Mariangela Perito, Barbara Solomita and Vicenzo Fasano

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 02, 2016

Family members of people with chronic health problems can be affected by Burnout. A person who assists a suffering person, beyond the professional role, is indicated generally by the term 'caregiver'. The definition of Burnout in families is fairly recent, because the psychology of trauma has ignored a large segment of the traumatized and disabled subjects unwittingly, for a long time....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510039

Prevalence of Burden, Family Dysfunction and Depression in Primary Caregiver of Pediatric Patients with Disabilities

Pineda-Frutos Maria Fernanda, Jimenez-Baez Maria Valeria, Marquez-Gonzalez Horacio, Jimenez-Marquez Abigail, Jaime-Gonzalez Hector, Sandoval-Jurado Luis and Medina-Andrade Luis Angel

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 18, 2016

Primary caregivers (PC) health and psychological well-being, in cases of children with disabilities must be studied for the high impact on life quality of both, caregivers and children. Our objective was to analyze the epidemiological profile of children with disabilities and their primary caregiver (PC), determine the presence and severity of depression in the PC, measures the burden degree of the PC and estimate the presence of family dysfunction....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510038

Family Accommodation in the Different Dimensions of the Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Mariana Bonati de Matos, Andressa Jacondino Pires, Jessica Puchalski Trettim, Carolina Coelho Scholl, Viviane Porto Tabeleao, Rafaelle Stark Stigger, Mariane Lopez Molina, Ricardo Tavares Pinheiro and Luciana de Avila Quevedo

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 18, 2016

This was a cross-sectional study with patients and their family members diagnosed with OCD at a research clinic. The instruments used in this study were: the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI PLUS), the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), the Dimensional Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (DY-BOCS) and the Family Accommodation Scale for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Interviewer-Rated (FAS-IR)....

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