Prevention template

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Charmaine Patel, M.D. [2]

Introduction to the Prevention Page

  • The page name should be "(Disease name) prevention", with only the first letter of the title capitalized.
  • Goal: To provide a brief description of the main methods of prevention in regards to the disease you are describing.
  • As with all microchapter pages linking to the main page, at the top of the edit box put {{CMG}}, your name template, and the microchapter navigation template you created at the beginning.
  • Remember to create links within Wikidoc by placing [[square brackets]] around key words which you want to link to other pages. Make sure you makes your links as specific as possible. For example if a sentence contained the phrase anterior spinal artery syndrome, the link should be to anterior spinal artery syndrome not anterior or artery or syndrome. For more information on how to create links click here.
  • Remember to follow the same format and capitalization of letters as outlined in the template below.

Overview

  • The overview section should include the disease name in the first sentence.
  • The goal is to summarize the main preventative methods for the disease you are describing in several sentences. This section can be the same as the prevention segment on the overview page.
  • To see an example of an overview section on a prevention page, click here.

Template

Primary Prevention

  • First Sentences
There are no primary preventive measures available for [disease name].
OR
There is no established method for prevention of [disease name].
OR
Effective measures for the primary prevention of [disease name] include [measure1], [measure2], and [measure3].
OR
[Vaccine name] vaccine is recommended for [patient population] to prevent [disease name]. Other primary prevention strategies include [strategy 1], [strategy 2], and [strategy 3].
OR
There are no available vaccines against [disease name]. Primary prevention strategies include [strategy 1], [strategy 2], and [strategy 3].
  • Examples:
Example 1:There are no primary preventive measures available for adrenolipoma.
Example 2There is no established method for the prevention of adrenolipoma.
Example 3:Effective measures for the primary prevention of melanoma include use of sunscreen and avoidance of ultraviolet exposure.
Example 4: Seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for all patients aged > 6 months to prevent influenza virus. Other primary prevention strategies include hand washing and avoiding exposure to infected individuals.



Secondary Prevention

  • First Sentences:
Secondary prevention strategies following [disease name] include [strategy 1], [strategy 2], and [strategy 3].

OR

The primary and secondary prevention strategies for [Disease Name] are the same.
  • Examples:
Example 1: Secondary prevention strategies following myocardial infarction include long-term administration of dual antiplatelet therapy, high-dose statins, ACE-inhibitors, and beta-blockers.

Preferred Template Statements

IF there are no strategies for primary prevention:

  • There are no established measures for the primary prevention of [disease name].
  • There are no available vaccines against [disease name].

 IF there are primary prevention strategies:

  • Effective measures for the primary prevention of [disease name] include [measure1], [measure2], and [measure3].
  • [Vaccine name] vaccine is recommended for [patient population] to prevent [disease name]. Other primary prevention strategies include [strategy 1], [strategy 2], and [strategy 3].


Prevention

  • Describe in detail the key methods of preventing the disease you are describing, and preventing conditions that lead up to the disease.
  • A good source to reference is http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/index.html.
  • For an example of the prevention segment in the prevention page, click here.
  • Methods of prevention can be divided into primary and secondary prevention measures, as per the microchapter navigation template. To help you determine what type of preventative measures you are describing, refer to the table below.
Level Definition
Primary prevention Methods to avoid occurrence of disease. Most population-based health promotion efforts are of this type.
Secondary prevention Methods to diagnose and treat existent disease in early stages before it causes significant morbidity.
Tertiary prevention Methods to reduce negative impact of extant disease by restoring function and reducing disease-related complications.
Quaternary prevention Methods to mitigate or avoid results of unnecessary or excessive interventions in the health system.

References

  • References should be cited for the material that you have put on your page. Type in {{reflist|2}}.This will generate your references in small font, in two columns, with links to the original article and abstract.
  • For information on how to add references into your page, click here.

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