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Parental perceptions of health and child health needs in Early Childhood Care & Development Centres in Amatole District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2011)
Background: Parental perceptions of health and child health needs have not been explored within Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centres in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Although the relationship between ...
Community participation in collaborative tuberculosis and HIV activities including prevention of mother- to- child- transmission (PMTCT): development and evaluation of an intervention to enhance integration of TB/HIV/PMTCT services in a rural area of South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)
The epidemiological interconnectedness of tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemics is well documented. Although international agencies such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) have been advocating ...
Exploring the association between body image, body fat, and total cardiovascular disease risk among adults in a rural and an urban community of South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2017)
Background: Obesity is increasing worldwide, and cultural perception of body image is considered an important contributor to the obesity epidemic among black Africans. Aim: To explore the association between body image ...
Relationship between socio-economic status and cardiovascular disease in black South Africans living in a rural and an urban community
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)
Introduction: In recent years, cardiovascular disease (CVD) has emerged as a leading cause of death in developing countries. It is important to identify and target people who are at risk,given that a third of all deaths ...
Perceptions, attitudes and challenges about obesity and adopting a healthy lifestyle among health workers in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal Province
(University of the Western Cape, 2015)
The prevalence of obesity is reported to be high among health workers both in high-income and low-income countries. This is alarming, as health workers not only serve the community’s health needs, but should also serve as ...
Perceptions and experiences of reporting of adverse drug reactions by public sector pharmacists in a rural district in the Western Cape
(University of the Western Cape, 2016)
Background: Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) contribute to potentially expensive hospital admissions and are regarded as a major public health priority. ADRs in South Africa are mainly detected by a spontaneous reporting ...
Factors impacting on the criminal investigation process in Cape Town, South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2004)
The World Health Organization (WHO) considers violence to be a global public health problem. It is estimated that 1.6 million people worldwide lost their lives to violence in 2000. This translates to a global rate of ...
Street children’s perceptions and experiences of the cycle of recidivism
Includes bibliographic references (leaves 70-80)."The goal of this research was to explore and describe the experiences and perceptions of the street children about the cyclical pattern of recidivism. To gain in- depth ...
Evaluation of the implementation of the North West protocol on the management of severe malnutrition at Mafikeng provincial hospital and Thusong hospital in the North West province of South Africa
The aim of this study is to evaluate the management of severe malnutrition in the two selected hospitals in North West Province
An exploration of barriers associated with low voluntary counselling and testing uptake by adult tuberculosis patients attending primary health care clinics, buffalo city municipality, Eastern Cape
The aim of the study is to explore the barriers associated with low VCT uptake by the TB patients attending primary health care clinics within the Buffalo City municipality. The study population was drawn from TB patients ...