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Title: Editorial [Malta Journal of Health Sciences, Vol.1(1)]
Authors: Gatt, Daniela
Keywords: Medicine -- Malta -- Periodicals
Issue Date: 2014-04
Publisher: Malta Journal of Health Sciences
Citation: Malta Journal of Health Sciences. 2014, Vol.1(1), p. 1
Abstract: This editorial refers to the launch of the Malta Journal of Health Sciences (MJHS). T he Journal is being set up with the aim of bringing together research from the various allied health disciplines. The peer-reviewed papers in this first issue address a range of topics. The invited paper by Professor Rizzo Naudi maps out the events that led to the foundation of the Institute of Health Care, which eventually developed into the Faculty of Health Sciences we know today. This historical review should provide a useful reference for academics and students alike. The clinical commentary by Miller and colleagues addresses the psychophysiology of dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and calls for consideration of the psychological comorbidities in female patients. The research paper by Cassar and Formosa, which looks at foot health in pregnant women, underscores the relevance of providing foot care education and podiatry services to expectant mothers. Comparing the effectiveness of the Pilates method and traditional back exercises in treating low back pain, Fenech and colleagues report better long-term outcomes for the Pilates method, increasing the scientific evidence in support of this intervention method. Finally, Fenech and Scerri familiarise us with the dynamics of caring for a relative with severe mental illness, presenting findings that highlight caregivers’ need for community support.
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