Asia Pacific Family Medicine is an open access journal aiming to provide a forum for the dissemination of high quality regional research and to enhance the standards of family medicine by focusing on best practice.
- Kelsey Hegarty, University of Melbourne
- Zorayda Leopando, University of the Philippines Manila
- Yousuke Takemura, Mie University School of Medicine
Asia Pacific Family Medicine is the official journal of the WONCA Asia Pacific
A cross-sectional study of the differences in diabetes knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and self-care practices as related to assessment of chronic illness care among people with diabetes consulting in a family physician-led hospital-based first line health service and local government health unit-based health centers in the Philippines
The Fourth Lyn Clearihan Award for the Best Paper was presented at the WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference, Kuching 2014 Wonca Asia Pacific Conference to Ikuko Aoyama, Shinichi Koyama and Haruo Hibino. The award winning paper was
“Self-medication behaviors among Japanese consumers: sex, age, and SES differences and caregivers’ attitudes toward their children’s health management”
Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2012, 11:7.
WONCA Asia Pacific represents WONCA in the Asia-Pacific region (WONCA, the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians, is also known as the World Organization of Family Doctors). The society started as WONCA Asia Region in 1972, which was later subdivided into Asia Pacific and South Asia Middle East in 1992.