Background:Advance care planning (ACP) is recommended for all persons to ensure that the care they receive aligns with their values and preferences.Objective:To evaluate an ACP intervention developed to better meet the needs and priorities of persons with chronic diseases, including mild cognitive i
PURPOSE: Cervical cancer screening has been successful in reducing the rates of cervical cancer in developed countries but this disease remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in sub-Saharan Africa. We sought to understand factors associated with limited uptake of screening services in our cervical cancer-screening program in Western Kenya. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Using items from a previously validated cancer awareness questionnaire repurposed for use in cervical cancer and cul...
(ISMMS: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)+ 11 AuthorsDiana Menya13
Estimated H-index: 13
(College of Health Sciences, Bahrain)
Background Hypertension, the leading global risk factor for mortality, is characterized by low treatment and control rates in low- and middle-income countries. Poor linkage to hypertension care contributes to poor outcomes for patients. However, specific factors influencing linkage to hypertension care are not well known.
Background: Hypertension, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, is the leading risk factor for global mortality. Increasing access to hypertension care is critically important to reducing the burden of global cardiovascular disease. The use of community health workers (CHWs) to increase access to care represents a potential strategy to improve hypertension treatment and control; however, it is not known how rural communities in low- and middle-income countries perceive the use of CHWs ...