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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 ...
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 ...
Drinking, binge drinking, and substance use among health professional students
(LAM Publications Limited, 2008)
Alcohol abuse is a major concern on college and university campuses. Heavy episodic drinking or binge drinking has also become a major health hazard. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between binge ...
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%).
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 ...
Translation and validation of a patient satisfaction survey: the isiXhosa version
(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2013)
Background: Although the use of surveys has been supported for assessing understanding of health care service quality, it could also be argued that their main function is to quantify perceptions. The importance of assessing ...
Perceived constraints to physical activity among students at paramedical institutions in Uganda
(LAM Publications Limited, 2006)
In the developing world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa, physical inactivity along with tobacco use, poor diet and nutrition are increasingly parts of today’s lifestyle. The aim of this study was to assess the levels of ...
Factors associated with injuries among first-division Rwandan female soccer players
(Faculty of Medicine, Makerere University, 2013)
Background: Female soccer has grown tremendously in the last decade. Studies have suggested that female soccer players are more susceptible to injuries than their male counterparts, and their vulnerability is due mainly ...