December 2009

Journal of Primary Health Care

Volume 01, No.4 December 2009 JPHC index ISSN 1172-6156 (Online)

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JPHC December 2009

JPHC December 2009

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


From the Editor 

Improving men's health benefits us all
Felicity Goodyear-Smith

Guest Editorial

Developing men's awareness of health issues
Lannes Johnson

Original Scientific Papers

Quantitative Research

Gender differences in general practice utilisation in New Zealand
Santosh Jatrana, Peter Crampton

Getting back the missing mean of Aotearoa: declining gender inequality in NZ life expectancy
Peter Sandiford

Human papillomavirus and papillomavirus vaccines: knowledge, attitudes and intentions of general practitioners and practice nurses in Christchurch
Judith Henninger

Appendix: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of General Practitioners and Practice Nurses in Christchurch about HPV and HPV Vaccines Survey 

The cost of immunising at the general practice level
Nikki Turner, Paul Rouse, Stacey Airey, Helen Petousis-Harris

Variation in Partnership Health general practice enrolment data related to need and hospital and national records on ethnicity
Laurence Malcolm, Ross Barnett

Qualitative Research

New Zealand men's health care: are we meeting the needs of men in general practice
Eileen McKinlay, Marjan Kljakovic, Lynn McBain

Improving Performance

Do invitations to attend Well Man Checks result in increased male health screening in primary health care?
Pete Barwell

More allopurinol is needed to get gout patients <0.36mmol/l: a gout audit in the form of a before-after trial
Bruce Arroll, Merran Bennett, Nicola Dalbeth, Dilanka Hettiarachchi, Ben Cribben, Ginnie Shelling

Back to Back

New Zealand should introduce population screening for prostate cancer using PSA testing
Yes Robin Smart; No David Tulloch

Continuing Professional Development

Charms & Harms: Saw palmetto
Joanne Barnes

String of PEARLS about low back pain

Cochrane Corner: NSAIDS are effective in the common cold for pain and sneezing but not other symptoms
Bruce Arroll

Pounamu: Strategies to address disparities in access to care must be multidimensional
Peter Jansen


Who shall decide: telling the truth and avoiding the law - patient consent in the millenium
Bryan Frost

Cardiovascular disease risk profile tools and New Zealand - the best way forward?
Pauline Boland, Helen Moriarty


Values transparency and inter-professional communication
David Seedhouse

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Book Reviews

Healthy Bastards - Dave Baldwin
Reviewer: Lannes Johnson

Gems of NZ Primary Health Care Research

Gems of NZ Primary Health Care Research

About the Journal of Primary Health Care

About the Journal of Primary Health Care - December 2009