Increasing HIV Knowledge among Community Workers: Optimizing the Continuum of Care in Davao, Philippines
Danielle A. Walker, PhD, MA, CHES, Charlyn T. Gambe, RSW, MSSW, Carol J. Ustach, BA, Kristianna Altamirano, MS, Sarah J. Templeton, DNP, FNP-C, Mackenna Mason, BS, Abigail Cruzen, RN and Yujin Lee, RN
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 23, 2021
Over 38 million individuals have been diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) worldwide, and the Southeast Asia and Pacific region accounts for 5.8 million of those. Regional progress reduced transmission by 9%, but the Philippines' rising epidemic is largely overshadowed by other countries experiencing tremendous improvement. The Philippines has seen a 203% increase in new infections from 2010-2020, while studies suggest only 2.3% of the population has been tested. Before testing prog...
Adapting the Shared Medical Appointment Model for the Management of Anxiety in Primary Care
Kara A Frame, MD, Ruben Tinajero, Ph.D, Hanna Raber, Pharm D and Katherine T Fortenberry, Ph.D
Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: October 30, 2021
Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent and negatively impact the health of millions of people worldwide. Primary care physicians are often the first providers who diagnose and treat anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, many patients lack access to mental healthcare services to address their difficulties with anxiety. Prior research indicates that the Shared Medical Appointment (SMA) model is highly effective in addressing chronic illnesses. This pilot study aimed to present one primary care clinicâ...
Educational Diabetic Care Program: Clinical and Biochemical Evaluation One Year after the End of the Program
Mario Alberto Gonzalez-Ballesteros, Patricia Teresa Reyes-Gabino, Juan Carlos Espinoza-Rodriguez, Maria Valeria Jimenez-Baez and Luis Sandoval-Jurado
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 30, 2021
Diabetes mellitus is a global public health problem, millions of deaths per year are directly related to this condition and it is the fourth leading cause of death from disease. The increase in causes for type 2 diabetes reflects a lifestyle adopted by people and without referred prevention strategies therefore constitute a priority objective of therapeutic and educational interventions. To evaluate the clinical and biochemical parameters in the patients of the diabetic patient care program at t...