March 2010

Journal of Primary Health Care

Volume 02, No.1 March 2010 JPHC index ISSN 1172-6156 (Online)

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JPHC March 2010

JPHC March 2010

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


From the Editor

Relevant Research: Will this Confirm or Change my Practice?
Felicity Goodyear-Smith

Original Scientific Papers

Quantitative Research

Impact on quit attempts of mailed general practitioner 'brief advice' letters plus nicotine replacement therapy vouchers
Donna Watson, Chris Bullen, Marewa Glover, Hayden McRobbie, Varsha Parag, Natalie Walker

Relationship of root canal treatment to C-reactive protein as an inflammatory marker for cardiovascular disease
Bruce Arroll, Divya Dhar, Mary Cullinan

Appendix: Oral Health Questionnaire

Weight loss in head and neck cancer patients little noticed in general practice
Caroline van Wayenburg, Ellen Rasmussen-Conrad, Manon van den Berg, Matthias Merkx, Wija van Staveren, Chris van Weel, Jaap van Binsbergen

Use of the inhaled corticosteroid to bronchodilator ratio in an audit of the treatment of asthma in an academic family medicine residency programme
Paul Pisarik

A raised thyroid stimulating hormone result - a 12 month follow-up study in general practice
Veronique Gibbons, John Conaglen, Ross Lawrenson

Validation of quality of life and functional measures for older people for telephones administration
Ssu-Yu (Suei) Lin, Ngaire Kerse, Christine McLean, Simon Moyes

Qualitative Research

Barriers experienced by Asians in accessing injury-related services and compensations
Amritha Sobrun-Maharaj, Samson Tse, Ekramul Hoque

Introducing point-of-care testing into a rural hospital setting: thematic analysis of interviews with providers
Katharina Blattner, Garry Nixon, Chrystal Jaye, Susan Dovey

A special type of 'hard-to-reach' patient; experiences of pregnant women on methadone
Calvin Chan, Helen Moriarty

Case Review

Asystole after ear suctioning
Shahe Boghossian, D Amr Alkarmi, Khaled Boueini

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Back to Back

New Zealand should have mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid - The "YES" case
Rosemary Marks

New Zealand should have mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid - The "NO" case
John Potter

Continuing Professional Development

Charms & Harms: Black cohosh
Joanne Barnes

Pounamu: The wahakura and the safe sleeping environment
David Tipene-Leach, Sally Abel

String of PEARLS about the effectiveness of exercise

Cochrane Corner: Antidepressants are effective for depressed patients in primary care
Bruce Arroll


Deceiving third parties
Tim Dare

Book Reviews

Common cold - Eccles R, Weber O, editors
Antibiotic use for the common cold - Tim Kenealy and Bruce Arroll

Reviewer: Christine van Dalen

Health cheque: The truth we would all know about New Zealand's public health system
Reviewer: Toni Ashton

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 - March 2010