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Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2016

Open Access Article Type: Research Article

A Theory-Based Intervention in Health Visiting Students in Order to Reduce Mental Illness Stigma: A Quasi-Experimental Study

Background: Stigma of mental illness is an important barrier to treatment and recovery of mental illness. Schizophrenia represents the most common mental disorder for the public and it is connected with the highest stigma due to misconceptions of dangerousness.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Exclusive Breastfeeding Practice and Associated Maternal Socio-Demographic Factors among Mothers Attending Imo State Specialist Hospital, Owerri, South-Eastern Nigeria

Introduction: Breast milk is unique and contains the entire nutritional requirement a new born infants needs for the first year of life.

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Open Access Article Type: Review Article

Transition Coach Program Implementation Associated with Thirty-Day Readmission Rates in a Community Hospital Setting

Background: With implementation of Medicare policies affecting reimbursement for readmissions, there has been increased emphasis on quality of care during transition from hospital to home.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Injection Safety: Knowledge and Practices among Nursing Personnel in Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital of Marathwada Region of Maharashtra, India

Background: Unsafe injection practices put patients and healthcare providers at risk of infectious and non-infectious adverse events, sound knowledge and skillful practices of nurses are vital to breaks the chain of blood borne diseases transmission caused by unsafe injection practices.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Life after Medicine: A Systematic Review of Studies of Physicians' Adjustment to Retirement

Background: A physician's decision to retire has personal and social consequences. While there has been growing interest in how individuals adjust to retirement, less is known about physicians' adjustment to retirement.
Objectives: To identify and examine: 1) factors that influence how well physicians adjust to retirement, 2) reasons physicians give for retiring; and 3) advice physicians give for a successful adjustment to retirement.

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Volume 1 Issue 1 - 2015

Open Access Article Type: Research Article

My Child Doesn't Need to be Vaccinated Because We Lead a Healthy Lifestyle: Compensatory Health Beliefs Predicting Intentions and Reported Child Vaccination

Background: In the past two decades negative attitudes towards vaccination has surfaced among parents. These concerns are related to safety, adverse effects, lifestyle and religious issues. The present study focuses on compensatory health beliefs (CHB), the beliefs that the adverse consequences of one health behavior are compensated by another health behavior, and examines whether CHB predicts behavior and mediates the association between the intention to vaccinate one's children and vaccination behavior.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Risk-Adjusted Models of Costs Referable to General Practitioners Based on Administrative Databases in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region in Northern Italy

Objective: To develop risk adjustment models for cost evaluation in primary health care in Italy based on administrative databases.
Setting: The 2007 administrative databases from the National Health Service of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region were the data source. Data referred to the general population and included information on the use of health services (inpatient, outpatient, medication, home care) as well as on the major chronic health problems. Data included persons who, for their health condition, must not pay the contribution usually required for using health services (ticket exemption).

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Prevalence and Correlates of Family Meals among Families of 3rd Graders

Introduction: Dietary intake has a significant role in promoting health and preventing disease. Family meals have been associated with higher nutrient intake, lower obesity rates, and other social benefits, yet little is known about what influences family meal frequency.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (Kap) Regarding Early Childhood Caries among Nurses Working in a Low Socio-Economic Area

Early Childhood Caries (ECC) has been recognized by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry [1] as a "significant public health problem" and it still affects a large number of children worldwide [2,3]. Dye et al. [3], stated that dental caries is "the most common chronic disease of childhood in the United States".

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