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  • Amosun, Seyi L.; Mutimura, Eugene; Frantz, Jose M. (Taylor and Francis, 2005)
    PURPOSE. The objectives of the study were to identify the health-related behaviors among physically disabled individuals with lower limb amputation resident in Rwanda, the factors that influenced these behaviors, and the ...
  • Puoane, Thandi; Fourie, JM; Shapiro, M; Rosling, L; Tshaka, N C; Oelefse, A (South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2005)
    OBJECTIVES: To explore perceptions about factors associated with body weight and body image among black female community health workers (CHWs) living and working in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. DESIGN: A descriptive, ...
  • Puoane, Thandi; Hughes, Gail; Bradley, Hazel A. (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 ...
  • Schenck, Catherina (Rinie); Louw, Huma (University of Stellenbosch., 2005)
    On Barnard Street, Elardus Park in Pretoria men are standing, raising a finger or miming a skill to attract the attention of potential employees. It is also common to see men swarm around a car, pointing to themselves in ...
  • de Swardt, Cobus; Puoane, Thandi; Chopra, Mickey; du Toit, Andries (Sage Publications, 2005)
    This paper describes key findings of a household livelihood survey conducted in impoverished African settlements in Cape Town, one of Africa’s wealthiest cities. Poverty in these areas is strongly shaped by the history ...
  • Mathews, Verona (Health Systems Trust, 2005)
    This chapter emphasises the need for a routine information system for Human Resources Management (HRM). It provides an assessment of the current information system for HRM using a case study approach. It also outlines a ...
  • Scott, Vera; Chopra, Mickey; Conrad, Liz; Ntuli, Antoinette (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2005)
    OBJECTIVES. To assess the extent of inequalities in availability and utilisation of HIV services across South Africa. DESIGN. Cross-sectional descriptive study. Setting. Three districts reflecting different socio-econ ...
  • Julie, Hester; Daniels, Priscilla; Adonis, Tracey-Ann (University of Johannesburg, 2005)
    Domestic violence is a pervasive problem in South Africa. The School of Nursing at the University of the Western Cape has responded to the challenge of training sensitive, knowledgeable and skilled health personnel by ...
  • Puoane, Thandi; Hughes, Gail (South African Medical Association, 2005-04)
    HIV/AIDS continues to ravage sub-Saharan Africa, and in South Africa accounts for 30% of all mortality, making it the leading cause of death. The epidemic has had other negative effects, which have not been fully realised. ...
  • Tumusiime, David; Frantz, Jose M. (Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation,Sport and Dance/LAM Publications Limited, 2006)
    Physical inactivity is one of the leading causes of the major non-communicable diseases, which contribute substantially to the global burden of diseases, death and disability. The burden of mortality, morbidity ...
  • Davidson, C.; Schenck, Catherina (Rinie) (University of Stellenbosch, 2006)
    Introduction: The professional self is that part of the social worker that is guided and informed by the values, ethics and principles of the social work profession. It represents a way of conducting oneself as a social ...
  • Puoane, Thandi; Bradley, Hazel A. (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 ...
  • Fakude, Lorraine; Julie, Hester (University of the Western Cape. Faculty of Community & Health Sciences, 2006)
    Introduction: E-learning has been integrated into the curriculum of the School of Nursing (SON) because it supports the principles of the case-based approach adopted by the SON. Aim: The primary aim was to gather baseline ...
  • Chopra, Mickey; Kendall, Carl; Hill, Zelee; Schaay, Nikki; Nkonki, Lungiswa L.; Doherty, Tanya M. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006)
    Interviews conducted in South Africa found that awareness of antiretroviral therapy was generally poor. Antiretroviral drugs were not perceived as new, but one of many alternative therapies for HIV/AIDS. Respondents ...
  • Nizeamana, E.; Phillips, Julie (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 ...
  • Puoane, Thandi; Sanders, David; Ashworth, Ann; Ngumbela, Modesta (Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa, 2006)
    A qualitative study with a pre- and post-intervention component was undertaken among 66 professional nurses at 11 hospitals in the Eastern Cape to assess their perceptions and attitudes towards severely malnourished children ...
  • Blaauw, Phillip (Derick); Louw, Huma; Schenck, Catherina (Rinie) (University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Introduction: With the opening up of the South African economy, following its successful democratisation and adherence to a strict programme of trade liberalisation, the number of highly-skilled (professionals, managers ...
  • Puoane, Thandi; Matwa, Princess; Hughes, Gail; Bradley, Hazel A. (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 ...
  • Blaauw, Phillip (Derick); Pretorius, Anmar; Louw, Huma; Schenck, Catherina (Rinie) (University of Stellenbosch, 2006)
    Introduction: The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the circumstances which day labourers, and their families, have to face in Pretoria. The results of this study are compared with studies on the day-labour ...
  • Hughes, Gail; Puoane, Thandi; Bradley, Hazel A. (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 ...

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