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  1. Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic insomnia (CBT-i) is the treatment of choice for this condition but is underutilized in patients who attend primary care. The purpose of the present feasibility-pilot st...

    Authors: Isabel Torrens, Magdalena Esteva, Caterina Vicens, María Rosa Pizá-Portell, María Clara Vidal-Thomàs, Cristina Vidal-Ribas, Patricia Lorente-Montalvo and Elena Torres-Solera

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:77

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The primary objective was to describe outpatient treatment of epistaxis among different physicians based on a large patient population over a period of 10 years. The secondary objective was to evaluate the val...

    Authors: Annina E. Althaus, Jonas Lüske, Ulrike Arendt, Michael Dörks, Michael H. Freitag, Falk Hoffmann and Kathrin Jobski

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:75

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  3. Outpatient medical follow-up post-stroke is not only crucial for secondary prevention but is also associated with a reduced risk of rehospitalization. However, being voluntary and non-urgent, it is potentially...

    Authors: Shilpa Tyagi, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh, Nan Luo, Kelvin Bryan Tan, Helen Hoenig, David B. Matchar, Joanne Yoong, Angelique Chan, Kim En Lee, N. Venketasubramanian, Edward Menon, Kin Ming Chan, Deidre Anne De Silva, Philip Yap, Boon Yeow Tan, Effie Chew…

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:74

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  4. COVID-19 will cause normal feelings of worry and stress and many of those who experience higher levels of distress will experience resolution of their symptoms as society returns to pre-COVID-19 functioning. O...

    Authors: Laurence Astill Wright, Sam Gnanapragasam, Anthony J. Downes and Jonathan I. Bisson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:73

    Content type: Review

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  5. High continuity of care has a positive impact on health outcomes, but insight into the mechanisms underlying this impact is limited. Information continuity, on which our study focuses, is especially important ...

    Authors: Johanna Forstner, Jasmin Bossert, Aline Weis, Nicola Litke, Cornelia Strassner, Joachim Szecsenyi and Michel Wensing

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:72

    Content type: Research article

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  6. People with mental illness (PWMI) often suffer from public stigma, which can make them unwilling to seek help and reduce access to early treatment. The aims of this study were to determine attitudes towards PW...

    Authors: Mengmeng Wang, Ya Wang, Jiajun Xu, Na Meng, Xiaolin Li, Zheng Liu and Junqiang Huang

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:71

    Content type: Research Article

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  7. The present study describes how primary care can be improved for patients with multimorbidity, based on the evaluation of a patient-centered care (PCC) improvement program designed to foster the eight PCC dime...

    Authors: Sanne Jannick Kuipers, Anna Petra Nieboer and Jane Murray Cramm

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:70

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about the potential decrease in access and utilisation of general practice services and its impact on patient care. In March 2020, the Australian Gove...

    Authors: Sara Javanparast, Leigh Roeger, Yuen Kwok and Richard L Reed

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:69

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. The inappropriate and/or high prescribing of benzodiazepine and ‘Z’ drugs (BDZ +) is a major health concern. The purpose of this study was to determine whether physician or pharmacist led interventions or a si...

    Authors: Nigel Ashworth, Nicole Kain, Delaney Wiebe, Nancy Hernandez-Ceron, Ed Jess and Karen Mazurek

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:68

    Content type: Research article

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  10. New Zealand (NZ) has a high incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) and low rates of early diagnosis. With screening not yet nationwide, the majority of CRC is diagnosed through general practice. A good patient-g...

    Authors: Tania Blackmore, Lynne Chepulis, Rawiri Keenan, Jacquie Kidd, Tim Stokes, David Weller, Jon Emery and Ross Lawrenson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:67

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  11. To estimate the prevalence of symptoms and signs related to a COVID-19 case series confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2. Risk factors and the associated use of health services will also ...

    Authors: Eloisa Rogero-Blanco, Vera González-García, Rodrigo Medina García, Pilar Muñoz-Molina, Santiago Machin-Hamalainen and Juan A. López-Rodríguez

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:66

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  12. Many people with obesity receive weight loss consultations by general practice nurses (GPNs) in routine primary care. This exploratory study aimed to characterise the components of these consultations, includi...

    Authors: Heather Tong, Elizabeth Morris, Susan A. Jebb and Dimitrios A. Koutoukidis

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:65

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  13. Patients in need of palliative care often want to reside at home. Providing palliative care requires resources and a high level of competence in primary care. The Norwegian guideline for palliative care points...

    Authors: Anne Fasting, Irene Hetlevik and Bente Prytz Mjølstad

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:64

    Content type: Research article

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  14. About 0.9 billion people in the world have hypertension. The mortality due to hypertension increased dramatically over the last decades. Healthcare professionals should support patients with hypertension to mo...

    Authors: Indre Treciokiene, Maarten Postma, Thang Nguyen, Tanja Fens, Jurgis Petkevicius, Raimondas Kubilius, Jolanta Gulbinovic and Katja Taxis

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:63

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  15. Community-dwelling older people are frequently affected by vertigo, dizziness and balance disorders (VDB). We previously developed a care pathway (CPW) to improve their mobility and participation by offering s...

    Authors: Eva Seckler, Verena Regauer, Melanie Krüger, Anna Gabriel, Joachim Hermsdörfer, Carolin Niemietz, Petra Bauer and Martin Müller

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:62

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  16. The primary health care setting is considered a major starting point in successful obesity management. However, research indicates insufficient quality of weight counseling in primary care. Aim of the present ...

    Authors: Franziska D. Welzel, Jonathan Bär, Janine Stein, Margrit Löbner, Alexander Pabst, Melanie Luppa, Thomas Grochtdreis, Anette Kersting, Matthias Blüher, Claudia Luck-Sikorski, Hans-Helmut König and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:61

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  17. Many patients consult their primary care physician with persistent somatic symptoms such as pain or sickness. Quite often these consultations and further diagnostic measures yield no medical explanation for th...

    Authors: Marco Lehmann, Nadine Janis Pohontsch, Thomas Zimmermann, Martin Scherer and Bernd Löwe

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:60

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. There is limited quantitative research on the effect of physician attire on patient–physician relationships. This study aimed to measure the influence of Japanese family physicians’ attire on the “human” aspec...

    Authors: Takaharu Matsuhisa, Noriyuki Takahashi, Kunihiko Takahashi, Yuki Yoshikawa, Muneyoshi Aomatsu, Juichi Sato, Stewart W. Mercer and Nobutaro Ban

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:59

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  19. Most patients nearing the end of life can benefit from a palliative approach in primary care. We currently do not know how to measure a palliative approach in family practice. The objective of this study was t...

    Authors: Erin Gallagher, Daniel Carter-Ramirez, Kaitlyn Boese, Samantha Winemaker, Amanda MacLennan, Nicolle Hansen, Abe Hafid and Michelle Howard

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:58

    Content type: Research article

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  20. There is evidence that an ongoing patient-physician relationship is associated with improved health outcomes and more efficient health systems. The main objective of this study is to describe the continuity of...

    Authors: Ermengol Coma, Núria Mora, Paula Peremiquel-Trillas, Mència Benítez, Leonardo Méndez, Albert Mercadé, Francesc Fina, Mireia Fàbregas and Manuel Medina

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:56

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  21. Access to transgender care in Canada is poor. Although primary care providers are ideally positioned to initiate care, many feel uncomfortable providing transgender care. This study aimed to explore the impact...

    Authors: Jatinderpreet Singh, Allison Lou, Michael Green, Erin Keely, Mary Greenaway and Clare Liddy

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:55

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Migraine affects 80.8 million people in Western Europe and is the first cause of disability among people between ages 15 and 49 worldwide. Despite being a highly prevalent and disabling condition, migraine rem...

    Authors: Angel L. Guerrero, Andrea Negro, Philippe Ryvlin, Kirill Skorobogatykh, Rainel Sanchez-De La Rosa, Heike Israel-Willner, Christina Sundal and E. Anne MacGregor

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:54

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  23. Social Prescribing is increasingly popular, and several evaluations have shown positive results. However, Social Prescribing is an umbrella term that covers many different interventions. We aimed to test, deve...

    Authors: Emily Wood, Sally Ohlsen, Sarah-Jane Fenton, Janice Connell and Scott Weich

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:53

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  24. In western Kenya, women often present with late-stage cervical cancer despite prior contact with the health care system. The aim of this study was to predict primary health care providers’ behaviour in examini...

    Authors: Emily Mwaliko, Guido Van Hal, Hilde Bastiaens, Stefan Van Dongen, Peter Gichangi, Barasa Otsyula, Violet Naanyu and Marleen Temmerman

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:52

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  25. Some jurisdictions restrict primary care physicians’ daily patient volume to safeguard quality of care for complex patients. Our objective was to determine whether people with dementia receive lower-quality ca...

    Authors: Natasha E. Lane, Vicki Ling, Richard H. Glazier and Thérèse A. Stukel

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:51

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. The challenges of chronic disease self-management in multimorbidity are well-known. Shippee’s Cumulative Complexity Model provides useful insights on burden and capacity factors affecting healthcare engagement...

    Authors: Ruth Hardman, Stephen Begg and Evelien Spelten

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:50

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  27. The literature on workplace interventions focusing on recovery is scarce; hence this study intends to expand that knowledge. An intervention was run for one year, aiming at increasing the experience of recover...

    Authors: Lina Ejlertsson, Bodil Heijbel, Ingemar H Andersson, Margareta Troein and Annika Brorsson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:49

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  28. Since 2015, pharmacists have been integrating into English general practices and more recently into primary care networks. General practice-based pharmacists provide a range of patient-facing services, such as...

    Authors: Georgios Dimitrios Karampatakis, Nilesh Patel, Graham Stretch and Kath Ryan

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:48

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  29. General Practitioners (GPs) may be called upon to assess patients who have sustained a concussion despite limited information being available at this assessment. Information relating to how concussion is actua...

    Authors: Elizabeth Thomas, HuiJun Chih, Belinda Gabbe, Melinda Fitzgerald and Gill Cowen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:46

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  30. Universal health coverage is one of the Sustainable Development Goal targets known to improve population health and reduce financial burden. There is little qualitative data on access to and quality of primary...

    Authors: Soter Ameh, Bolarinwa Oladimeji Akeem, Caleb Ochimana, Abayomi Olabayo Oluwasanu, Shukri F. Mohamed, Samson Okello, Alfa Muhihi and Goodarz Danaei

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:45

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  31. The successful management of hypertension requires sustained engagement in self-care behaviour such as adhering to medication regimens and diet. Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory suggests that self-efficacy is...

    Authors: Felicia Clara Jun Hui Tan, Prawira Oka, Hajira Dambha-Miller and Ngiap Chuan Tan

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:44

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  32. Chronic patients are required to access their chronic medicines on a regular basis, often only to refill their repeat prescriptions. Adherence to chronic medicines is challenging and has stimulated health care...

    Authors: Siraaj Adams, Mwila Mulubwa, Mea van Huyssteen and Angeni Bheekie

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:43

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  33. Patient awareness surveys on polypharmacy have been reported previously, but no previous study has examined the effects of sending feedback to health professionals on reducing medication use. Our study aimed t...

    Authors: Yuta Hirose, Kiyoshi Shikino, Yoshiyuki Ohira, Sumihide Matsuoka, Chihiro Mikami, Hayami Tsuchiya, Daiki Yokokawa, Akiko Ikegami, Tomoko Tsukamoto, Kazutaka Noda, Takanori Uehara and Masatomi Ikusaka

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:42

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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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

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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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