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Nutrition management in the adult Crohn's disease patient
(MedPharm Publications, 2012)
Malnutrition, nutrient deficiencies and osteoporosis are common in Crohn’s disease patients regardless of disease activity. While the role of diet in the pathogenesis of the disease remains inconclusive, upon diagnosis ...
Prevalence and risk indicators of chronic pain in a rural community in South Africa
(James Cook University, 2011)
Background: Despite the acknowledgement that chronic pain may be a problem for adults in rural settings, there is a lack of epidemiological investigations on its occurrence in rural South Africa. Objectives: To estimate ...
Interventions for out-of-school contexts
(UCT Press, 2012)
Introduction: Violence has become part of normal,everyday life for many young South Africans.
Changes in paediatric HIV-related hospital admissions and mortality in Soweto, South Africa, 1996-2011: light at the end of the tunnel?
(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012)
Background: With widespread availability of pediatric antiretro- viral therapy and improved access to prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), it is important to monitor the impact on pediatric HIV-related ...
Exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa (PROMISE-EBF): a cluster-randomised trial
Background: Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is reported to be a life-saving intervention in low-income settings. The effect of breastfeeding counselling by peer counsellors was assessed in Africa. Methods:24 communities ...
Pain as a reason for primary care visits: cross-sectional survey in a rural and periurban health clinic in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
(South Africa Academy of Family Physicians, 2012)
Background: The burden of pain in primary care has not been described for South Africa. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of pain in primary care and to characterise pain among adult patients attending a rural ...
Factors contributing to poor performance of Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS) in Mopani District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
(LAM Publications Ltd, 2011)
The purpose of the study was to assess factors contributing to poor performance of Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS) in Mopani district of Limpopo Province, South Africa. An exploratory qualitative approach ...
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 ...
Chronic pain in the community: A survey in a township in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa
(Medpharm Publications, 2011)
Background: Comprehensive information is needed on the epidemiology and burden of chronic pain in the population for the development of appropriate health interventions. This study aimed to determine the prevalence, ...
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 ...