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Factors that contribute to treatment defaulting amongst tuberculosis patients in Windhoek district, Namibia
(University of the Western Cape, 2010)
Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a resurgent disease in many parts of the world, fuelled by HIV/AIDS and poverty. According to WHO, over two billion people were estimated to be infected by TB globally, 9.4 million new cases ...
The prevalence of risk factors for non-communicable diseases among people living in Mombasa, Kenya
Chronic non-communicable diseases, including cardio-vascular diseases and stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes and chronic pulmonary disorders, are rapidly emerging as leading causes of morbidity and premature mortalities ...
Patient satisfaction with public primary health care service delivery in Khomas region, Windhoek district Namibia
Primary Health Care (PHC) services in Namibia are based on the principles of equity,availability, accessibility, affordability of services, and community participation and empowerment. According to the Namibian Constitution ...
The Ugandan private students scheme at Makerere university school of medicine and its effect on increasing the number of medical doctors enrolled and trained from 1993 to 2004
Aim: This study aimed to assess the effect of the PSS on enrolment, time to completion, attrition and number of graduated medical students at Makerere University Medical School after (post-) the Private Students Scheme (PSS).
The operational effectiveness of a single dose Nevirapine prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS programme in Khomas region, Namibia
Objective: The study aim was to measure the operational effectiveness of a single dose Nevirapine for PMTCT programme among infants aged six weeks in Khomas region of Namibia.Methods: This was a retrospective record review ...
The influence of information and communication technologies on adolescent sexual perceptions and beliefs
South African adolescents are engaging in sexual activities at an early age and with numerous sexual partners. Various factors such as adolescent physiology, identity development, peer influences and parent-child relationship, ...
Prevalence and quality of syndromic diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections within the Kisumu incidence cohort study in Kisumu, Kenya
Background: STIs are of major public health concern in developing countries, not least because they facilitate transmission of HIV, but also because they are important causes of mortality and morbidity among African ...
The effect of childhood trauma in the development of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence in individuals with social anxiety disorder
Increased rates of alcohol abuse and childhood trauma have been reported in previous studies of anxiety disorders, and social anxiety disorder (SAD) in particular. Yet the exact nature of this relationship remains unclear. ...
A comparative factor analytic study of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) between trauma-exposed and non traumaexposed school-going adolescents in the greater Cape Town area
This study investigated the factor analytic structure of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire(CTQ) in school-going adolescents in the greater Cape Town area. This questionnaire is a retrospective method, assessing childhood ...
The lived experiences of adolescents with cancer
People often do not want to hear, talk or read about cancer. Cancer is arguably one of the most feared illnesses and maybe rightly so for it is usually associated with pain, fear,uncertainty, anxiety, long uncomfortable ...