|Alex J.B. Alip, Jr., MD Chair
||Noel E. Espallardo, MD Research Coordinator
|Ellen Biboso, MD Chief Resident
||Regie Layug, MD Chief Resident
The Department of Family and Community Medicine continues to live-up to its objective of upgrading knowledge and skills about advances in the medical field. Research, thus remains a core element in its vision-mission. The research program exists in congruence with the research development thrusts of both the College and the Hospital : strengthen capacity for personal and professional fulfillment at the same time utilizing it as a tool for instruction and uplifting health conditions in the country through community-oriented, population-based, socio-biomedical studies.
Aside from the traditional topics, quality assurance and evidence-based medicine are being emphasized. The trainees are guided through the various aspects of research-making from protocol development to actual publication. Significant time is spent on critical appraisal of the literature.
For 2008, one of our senior residents placed first in the inter-departmental research contest sponsored by PGH; two other papers were finalists in the poster presentation. A study made by two of our consultants placed 2nd in a research competition held in a tertiary medical center. Finally, our graduate program produced four master’s thesis. This is ample proof of the quality of research output that the department has been known for.
M Umali. Effectiveness of Rosuvastatin 40 mg versus Simvastatin 40 mg on Lowering Blood Lipid Levels Among Patients in the Employees Clinic UP-PGH : A Randomized Controlled Trial
L Nicodemus. Developing Integrated Two-Track Residency Training in Family Medicine
LA Abrogena. Effectiveness of providing information and Patient Reminders Through short Text Messages in Achieving Blood Pressure Goal Among Hypertensives at the Family Medicine Clinic.
J Babsa-ay. The Validity of a Clinical Scoring System (Tayo Score) in the Diagnosis of Smear Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
V Balite. A Study on the Compliance of patients Newly-diagnosed with Dyspepsia Without Alarm Symptoms on the Non-Pharmacological Advice of Physicians at the UP-PGH Outpatient Department of Family and Community Medicine from January-March 2008 Using Quasi-Experimental Research.
M Bodo. Factors of Enablement Among Patients at the Outpatient and Ambulatory Care Unit of the Department of Family and Community Medicine UP-PGH.
M Checa. A Study on the Effectiveness of Counseling (Catharsis-Education-Action) of a Patient and a Family Member versus that of a Patient Alone in the Adherence to Anti-tuberculosis Regimen. A Randomized Controlled Trial.
T Laude. Towards Developing Competencies of Residency Training Officers in Family Medicine in the Philippines .
D Malgapo. Effectiveness of Alpha-linolenic Acid in Relieving Symptoms of Neuropathy Among Diabetic Patients of the Outpatient Department of the Family and Community Medicine UP-PGH.
T Mercado. Implementation of the 5 Star Paradigm in the Family Medicine Residency Training Program : The PGH Experience.
M Oco-Panganiban. Effectiveness of Catharsis-Education-Action versus Medical Advice in Increasing Adherence to Blood Pressure Reducing Medications and Blood Pressure Control Among Hypertensive Patients.
F Salmorin. Incidence of Metabolic Syndrome in Diabetic Patients of the Outpatient Department of the Family and Community Medicine UP-PGH.
A Ang. Epidemiology of Hospice Patients at the University of the Philippines , Philippine General Hospital .
J Ruiz, N Espallardo . Safety of Amlodipine Mesylate in Stage I Hypertensive Adult Ambulatory Patients : A Multi-center Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Efficacy Trial (SAME Trial)
N Arisanti. The Effectiveness of Face to Face Education Using Catharsis-Education-Action Method in Improving the Adherence of Private General Practitioners to Recommended National Guidelines on Management of Tuberculosis in Bandung District , Indonesia .
ASF Sabra. Perceptions of DFCM UP-PGH Residents and Faculty on the Attribute of an Effective Clinical Teacher in Family Medicine Training.
PTN Bich. A Comparison of Patient Satisfaction With Medical Care Provided by Family Physicians and General Doctors at the Community Health Center in Hanoi City, Vietnam, 2002.