Anita Dohn, MD, MSc
Michael N. Dohn, MD, MSc
Anita & Michael Dohn are physicians who are serving as missionaries with SAMS (Society of Anglican Missionaries & Senders).
Anita is a Family Practitioner.
Michael is an Internist.
Alcohol Use and Church Attendance Among Seventh Through Twelfth Grade Students, Dominican Republic, 2011
We surveyed 3,478 Dominican junior and senior high school students about their attitudes and behaviors related to alcohol. We used the frequency of church attendance and the type of school (public, private or parochial) in the analysis of the students' responses.
Short-term medical mission teams: What they do well ... and not so well
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Dohn MN, Dohn AL. Short-term medical mission teams: What they do well ... and not so well, Evangelical Missions Quarterly 2006; 42(2):216-222.
Short-term Medical Missions: Some Quality of Care Issues
"This article considers some aspects of quality of care for short-term medical mission teams. Results of an intervention using patient care cards provide a basis for discussion of some cultural, missiological, and operational factors that may negatively impact quality of care. Consideration of some alternative styles for short-term health missions arise from a comparison of the underlying assumptions of short-term medical missions that are at odds with the current trends in health missions toward community-based, transformational development ministries. Responsibility for the quality of care and for understanding the relevant factors ultimately rests with the health professionals on the short-term teams."
Dohn MN, Dohn AL. Quality of Care on Short-term Medical Missions: Experience with a standardized
patient record and related issues. Missiology: An international review. October 2003. Volume 31 (No. 4): Pages 417-429.
Changes in health indicators related to health promotion and microcredit programs in the Dominican Republic
This study used a set of 11 health indicators to assess the impact of health promotion programs and microcredit programs on three communities in the Dominican Republic. The health indicators improved in all three communities. However, the degree of change was different among the communities (P < 0.001). The community with parallel microcredit and health promotion programs had the largest improvements for 10 of the 11 health indicators.
Dohn AL, Chávez A, Dohn MN, Saturria L, Pimental C. Changes in Health Indicators in Three Dominican Communities Related to Health and Microcredit Programs. Rev Panam Salud Pública / Pan Am J Public Health 2004; 15(3):185-193.
Housing conditions and survival of people with HIV infection in the Dominican Republic
This abstract presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (4-8 Nov 2007, Philadelphia) is most notable for the clear difference that having access to anti-HIV therapy made on the survival rates of people newly diagnosed with HIV infection.
Dohn MN, Dohn AL, Reyes L. Housing conditions and survival of people with HIV infection in the Dominican Republic [Abstract]. Am J Trop Med Hygiene 2007; 77(5, Supplement): S40-S41.
Sharing medicines: metaphoric and metonymic associations of pharmaceuticals in the Dominican Republic
This study was done to fulfill the requirements for an MSc degree in public health. It examined people's perceptions of medicines and how they positioned them amongst other household items that they might share. Some of the findings were published as an article
Dohn MN. Sharing medicines: metaphoric and metonymic associations of pharmaceuticals in the Dominican Republic [thesis]. London: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London; 2012.
Dohn MN, Pilkington H (2014) Sharing Medicine: The Candidacy of Medicines and Other Household Items for Sharing, Dominican Republic. PLoS ONE 9(6): e101007. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101007
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