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Daniela C Gonçalves, Carlos M Coelho, Gerard J Byrne
Although mental disorders occur commonly in later life, it has been reported that older adults are reluctant to seek help for their mental health problems. The purpose of this research study was to analyze the contact with healthcare professionals, self-perceived mental health problems and unmet needs, as reported by a nationally representative sample of community-dwelling adults. We report a cross-sectional analysis of all the respondents of the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing aged 55 years and older (N=3178)...
September 2014: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Jörgen Thorn, Andy Maun, Lena Bornhöft, Malena Kornbakk, Sofia Wedham, Mona Zaffar, Cathrine Thanner
The primary health-care centre (PHCC) participating in the study has had financial problems for several years and it has been particularly difficult to recruit general practitioners (GPs). As a result, the access rate to the PHCC was low. The purpose of this study was to increase the access rate to the PHCC and to make the most efficient use of the staff by introducing a structured patient sorting system. All personnel were involved in the implementation process and participated regularly in interdisciplinary work-groups...
November 2010: Health Services Management Research
John M Goldsmid, Silvana S Bettiol, Nadine Sharples
BACKGROUND: With the inclusion of elective programs, often overseas, in many medical courses, it was decided that a preliminary retrospective analysis of health problems associated with these programs in medical students from the University of Tasmania would be desirable. METHODS: A questionnaire covering general travel health issues was distributed to all medical students in the University of Tasmania, on return from their elective. They were asked to complete the questionnaire and return it on an anonymous and voluntary basis...
May 2003: Journal of Travel Medicine
J Gray, B Fine
BACKGROUND: In line with the General Medical Council (GMC) recommendations for undergraduate teaching, many medical schools are implementing new programmes of community-based teaching. Little is known about the enthusiasm of general practitioners (GPs) for, or their ability to undertake, an additional teaching role. AIM: To assess the reservoir of teaching experience among GPs and, in particular, their undergraduate teaching experience, their views on the rewards and problems of teaching, their interest in teaching in the future, and their needs for support...
October 1997: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
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