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A qualitative understanding of the socio-cultural and situational context of substance abuse and sexual risk-taking behaviours in women.
South Africa is one of the six southern African countries where the HIV levels for childbearing women are 20% or higher. In South Africa, like most countries, behaviours such as multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex ...
Investigating the influences on sexual abstinent behaviour of rural African high school going youth in KwaZulu-Natal.
Introduction: The high prevalence of HIV in South Africa was confirmed by Department of Health (2005) which reported an HIV prevalence rate of 40.7 percent amongst antenatal clinic attendees at public facilities in ...
An investigation into total volatile organic compound exposure levels in homes and classrooms of asthmatic children in selected sites in Durban.
Indoor air quality has become an important health concern due to the number of indoor pollutants and the realization that even minimal exposures to volatile organic compounds may produce direct or indirect adverse health ...
Quality of tuberculosis microscopy in KwaZulu-Natal as determined by laboratory proficiency testing.
Introduction Sputum smears stained by the Ziehl-Neelsen method are the least expensive tool for diagnosing patients with infectious tuberculosis. However, false positive and false negative results have serious implications ...
Perceived parental practices related to alcohol use by 16 to 18 year old adolescents in the public high schools in the Emawaleni District of KwaZulu-Natal.
Introduction: A quantitative cross-sectional study was undertaken to assess whether parenting practices regarding alcohol use (as perceived by 16-18 year old adolescents) are determinants of alcohol use by the ...
Analyzing the relationship between leadership style, organisational factors and retention of professional nurses in public health care facilities in KwaZulu-Natal.
BACKGROUND : Many professional nurses have left the employment to work in developed countries. Quality patient care is declining because the few PNs that are rendering care have limited expertise. Literature review showed ...
Experiences of social support among volunteer caregivers of people with AIDS living in the Kwangcolosi community, KwaZulu-Natal.
HIV/AIDS is a significant social problem impacting on families, communities, the public health sector and greater society. This qualitative study looked at the experiences of social support among volunteer caregivers of ...
Understanding the experiences of doctors who undertake elective operations on HIV/AIDS patients.
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Adapting the WHO Health Promoting Hospitals strategy for South African hospitals : an evaluation.
Objective To conduct an evaluation of the pilot implementation of the World Health Organization Health Promoting Hospitals initiative and its self-assessment tool in public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal in 2004/2005 Study ...
Mortality trends at Benedictine Hospital, Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal 1995- 2001.
This epidemiological study is a longitudinal descriptive review of the mortuary register at Benedictine Hospital, with an analysis of the trends which emerge. The descriptive component describes mortality at Benedictine ...