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618 e-Letters

  • Stress fractures and premenstrual syndrome's commentary
    Maripier Belisle

    The study "Stress fractures and premenstrual syndrome" conducted by Takeda and al highlights the relationship between the occurrence of stress fractures and premenstrual syndrome. What I found very interesting about this research is in regards to the findings, which defines a population more at risk in some specifics sports. Furthermore, a noticeable strength of the study is the use of the Premenstrual Symptom Questionnai...

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  • Response to "Emotions and encounters with healthcare professionals as predictors for the self-estimated ability to return to work: a cross-sectional study of people with heart failure"
    Lianne G. Barile

    Dear Editor,

    I write in reference to the article by authors Nordgren and Soderlund (2015), entitled, "Emotions and encounters with healthcare professionals as predictors for the self-estimated ability to return to work: a cross- sectional study of people with heart failure" (BMJ Open 2016;6:e009896 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009896).

    Firstly, I commend the authors on having recognized a gap in the rese...

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  • RE: Sweeting, H., Smith, E., Neary, J., & Wright, C. (2016, November 2). 'Now I care': A qualitative study of how overweight adolescents managed their weight in the transition to adulthood. BMJ Open, 6(11). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010774
    Sebastien C. Alexander

    This phenomenological qualitative study sought to examine teenagers' post-school weight-related concerns and weight-loss efforts as they transitioned into adulthood. The findings are the result of a secondary analysis of qualitative data from a previous study. This data was a subsample of a longitudinal study that tracked changes in obese teenager's body mass indexes at ages 11, 13, 15, and 19 [1]. While the sources of s...

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  • Commentary on article
    Azam Habibimarkani

    The study, "understanding the delayed prescribing of antibiotics for respiratory tract infection in primary care: a qualitative analysis", conducted by R Ryves et al. investigates general practitioner's (GP) views and understanding about delayed prescribing (DP) antibiotic for respiratory tract infection (RTI) in primary care. The authors used qualitative semi-structured telephone interviews for the study, and participan...

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  • Commentary Response
    Lisa X Liu

    Dear Editors,

    I write in reference to the article "Perceived barriers to accessing mental health services among black and minority ethnic (BME) communities: a qualitative study in Southeast England" (2016), which explored the perceived barriers to accessing mental health services from the perspective of racial minorities. Through focused group discussions and thematic analysis of the data, this study was able...

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  • Response to "Perceived barriers to accessing mental health services among black and minority ethnic (BME) communities: a qualitative study in Southeast England"
    Chelsea M. Ilagan

    Dear editor, I am commenting in reference to article: "Perceived barriers to accessing mental health services among black and minority ethnic (BME) communities: a qualitative study in Southeast England"

    The article openly examines the views of the black minority ethnic (BME) individuals on the perceived barriers to accessing mental health. The data was collected from focus groups, analyzed and separated into t...

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  • Missing opportunities for earlier diagnosis of HIV in patients who presented with advanced HIV disease: a retrospective cohort study
    Adrianna Modafferi

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing in reference to Levy I, Maor Y, Mahroum N, et al. (2016). "Missed opportunities for earlier diagnosis of HIV in patients who presented with advanced HIV disease: a retrospective cohort study". The quantitative design provided a clear understanding of the characteristics of of patients diagnosed with advanced or late HIV and the risk factors for being diagnosed at such a late stage....

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  • Parental responses to child experiences of trauma following presentation at emergency departments: a qualitative study
    Sabrina Valdron-Nguyen

    Response to article titled: Parental responses to child experiences of trauma following presentation at emergency departments: a qualitative study.

    This study sought to explore parents' experiences of supporting their child following trauma exposure and presentation at one of two emergency departments (ED) in the South of England. The findings of this study provide insight into parental perspectives including th...

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  • Response to Article "Parental responses to child experiences of trauma following presentation at emergency departments: a qualitative study"
    Shannon Burns

    I am writing in reference to an article written by Williamson, Creswell, Butler, Christie and Halligan, titled "Parental responses to child experiences of trauma following presentation at emergency departments: a qualitative study". The article highlights parents' perceptions of these traumatic events, with regards to changes in their child after the trauma occurred, strategies to support their child, the medical as we...

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  • Effect of an evidence-based website on healthcare usage: an interrupted time-series study
    Sophie A Chadi

    The study, "Effect of an evidence-based website on healthcare usage: an interrupted time-series study" conducted by Spoelman and al, highlights relevant findings that are timely for the practice. An evidenced-based website about healthcare has been launched throughout the Netherlands in 2012. This is a nationwide study to determine whether this evidence-based health website was associated with a reduction in healthcare us...

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