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Community intervention for the emerging epidemic of non-communicable diseases
(MedPharm Publications, 2006)
BACKGROUND: Community health workers (CHWs) are lay people trained to assist with health care in their communities. This study took place at two sites in Khayelitsha, a township in the Cape Peninsula, from 2000 ...
Socio-cultural factors influencing food consumption patterns in the black African population in an urban township in South Africa
(Kamla-Raj Enterprises, 2006)
The present study was undertaken to examine socio-cultural factors that influence food intake in different groups of people residing in a black township in Cape Town. Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews were ...
Ability to manage diabetes – community health workers’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs
(SEMDSA (Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of SA), 2006)
BACKGROUND: Diabetes constitutes a significant health problem in South Africa. Early detection and good management can prevent or delay complications, with national guidelines for diabetes treatment now available to ...
Obesity among black South African women
(Kamla-Raj Enterprises, 2005)
Obesity and associated non-communicable diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and ischaemic heart disease were previously thought to be diseases of affluent countries, but they are becoming increasingly prevalent ...
Prevention of hypertension and diabetes in an urban setting in South Africa: Participatory action research with community health workers
(International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, 2007)
The project aimed to identify factors that contribute to hypertension and diabetes and to design and implement appropriate local interventions to prevent these non-communicable diseases and promote healthy lifestyles. This ...