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Actual and perceived substance use of health science students at a university in the Western Cape, South Africa
(Makerere Medical School, Uganda, 2011)
Background: Substance use among youth is a worldwide epidemic that impacts negatively on the health sector as well as the family and society. Early student life is a time of tremendously high motivation to conform to the ...
HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and behaviour of FET college students: implications for sexual health promotion
(Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance/LAM Publications Limited, 2011)
The impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic is mostly felt by adolescents as half of all new HIV/AIDS infections have occurred in people aged 15-24 years. Statistics show that campaigns implemented by the South African government ...
The use of a wiki to facilitate collaborative learning in a South African physiotherapy department
(South African Society of Physiotherapy, 2012)
The dominant form of teaching in higher education remains the lecture, even though evidence suggests that it alone is inadequate to facilitate the development of the higher order thinking skills required in clinical practice. ...
Student and staff perceptions and experiences of the introduction of Objective Structured Practical Examinations: a pilot study
(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2013)
Background. The Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) is widely recognised as one of the more objective methods of assessing practical skills in healthcare programmes, including undergraduate physiotherapy ...
The use of assisted performance within an online social network to develop reflective reasoning in undergraduate physiotherapy students
(Informa Healthcare, 2012)
Background: The development of practice knowledge is an important component of clinical education and reflective reasoning is known to play a role in its development. Online social networks may have some potential for ...
The influence of cultural beliefs on the utilisation of rehabilitation services in a rural South African context: therapists’ perspective
South Africa has a population of 51.8 million people of which 7.5% over the age of five has a disability according to the latest census data (Statistics South Africa 2014). This statistic on the national prevalence of ...
Factors influencing physical activity participation among school going children
(Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
BACKGROUND: Although the health benefits of physical activity have been proven, many children and adolescents still do not meet the recommended guidelines for sufficient physical activity. The purpose of this investigation ...
Beyond knowledge and skills: the use of a Delphi study to develop a technology-mediated teaching strategy
(BioMed Central, 2013)
Background: While there is evidence to suggest that teaching practices in clinical education should include activities that more accurately reflect the real world, many educators base their teaching on transmission models ...
Physical activity among adults with diabetes mellitus in Rwanda
(LAM Publications Limited, 2011)
Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common non-communicable diseases, and is the fifth leading cause of death in most developing countries. Regular physical activity is strongly recommended for individuals with diabetes ...
Prevalence of hypertension among working adults in Rwanda
(Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2013)
The main finding of this survey is not only the high prevalence (36%) of hypertension among employees in Rwanda but also the high prevalence of individuals not aware of their hypertension (33%).