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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 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 ...
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%).
The relationship between low back pain and physical activity among nurses in Kanombe Military Hospital
(Bookbuilders Editions Africa, 2012)
Low back pain is said to be a major health threat which leads to disability in high and low-income countries. Nurses have been singled out amongst professional workers as one of those that are most prone to suffer from ...
Developing reflection and research skills through blogging in an evidence-based practice postgraduate physiotherapy module
(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2013)
Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the process by which a clinician evaluates the quality of evidence before applying it in the management of a patient. Many practitioners struggle to integrate this research-based ...
Understanding the learning styles of undergraduate physiotherapy students
Background: Undergraduate students at universities have different learning styles. To perform optimally, both they and their educators should be made aware of their preferred learning styles and problem-solving abilities. ...
High school girls' and violence: a mixed-method investigation
(Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, 2010)
Violence is a problem of epidemic proportions among the youth both internationally and locally. Women and girls are not immune to the high levels of violence in society. The overall purpose of this study was to gain a ...