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Peri-operative studies of hypertension.
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Facilitation of behaviour change communication process for maternal, newborn, and child health at primary health care level of midwifey practice in Kaduna State, Nigeria.
Background: Nigeria’s unacceptably high maternal and child mortality rates are related, among other things, to the people’s lack of access to appropriate information to assist them in making decisions about their health, ...
An exploratory study towards disclosure of status and reduction of stigma for people living with HIV/AIDS in a low income community : the development of a community-based framework.
Introduction: Stigma associated with HIV/AIDS creates a barrier to prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS. It further restricts PLWHA from learning about their status, disclosing their status, adopting safe behaviour ...
Exploring nurses knowledge, practices and perceptions regarding comprehensive oral care for critically ill patients among intensive care unit (ICU) nurses in Botswana.
Background: Comprehensive oral care is an evidence-based, cost effective, essential routine nursing intervention that nurses ought to provide with good knowledge/understanding as it prevents and controls nosocomial ...
A comparative descriptive study of the perspectives of families and nurses regarding the needs of families in adult intensive care unit in two tertiary hospitals in eThekwini district.
The aim of this study was to describe and compare the needs of families of critically ill patients in two adult ICUs from both the family and the nurses' perspectives. A non-experimental descriptive survey design with ...
Exploring the nursing students' utilization of family planning methods in a selected nursing education institution in Umgungundlovu District, KwaZulu-Natal.
AIM. The aim of this study was to describe the utilization of family planning methods by the nursing students in the selected nursing education institution. METHODOLOGY. A non-experimental descriptive survey design ...
The profile of maternal deaths in a district hospital : a five-year review of maternal deaths at Northdale Hospital (2006-2010).
Background The estimated global number of maternal deaths has decreased from 536000 in 2005 to 358000 deaths in 2008. Sub Saharan Africa contributed with 57% of maternal deaths in 2008. Although there is a general decrease ...
Developing a multi-faceted approach to improving and uplifting trauma care in the periphery.
Introduction Rural trauma care in South Africa is under resourced and the quality of rural trauma care appears to be uneven. This project aimed to assess the quality of rural trauma care in Sisonke Health District and ...
A symptom-specific quality of life questionnaire for dysphagia.
Dysphagia is a common clinical problem. It is a distressing symptom which impacts negatively on the quality of life (QOL) of patients. There is increasing recognition that assessing QOL gives a broader perspective when ...
A trauma system for KwaZulu-Natal : local development for local need.
Introduction: The need for Trauma Care in South Africa is without question one of the four major health issues facing the country and indeed the African continent today. First-world developed systems focus on the care of ...