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Occupational exposure and genotoxicity among Ethekwini Municipality petrol attendants.
Background Benzene, a constituent of petrol, is classified as a Group 1 carcinogen. Once benzene enters the human body, its breakdown products, benzene oxide (BO) and 1.4 benzoquinone (BQ), have the ability to interact ...
An investigation of psychological stress, coping styles/strategies and psychological adjustments in a sample of Indian South African women with breast cancer in different developmental stages of the life-cycle.
The purpose of this research was to examine some major themes of stress, coping styles/strategies, and psychological adjustment to breast cancer, of 116 English speaking, low socioeconomic status Indian South African ...
Identification of suicidal ideation in HIV-infected patients : development of a suicide risk assessment tool and a suicide intervention plan for HIV-infected patients following voluntary counselling and testing.
ABSTRACT Background. Globally, suicide and HIV/AIDS remain two of the greatest healthcare issues, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where approximately 85% of suicides occur. Every year, more than 800,000 ...
An analysis of the use of African traditional medicine by adult patients attending a primary health care clinic in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
Background: Current evidence indicates that more and more people worldwide are using complementary and alternate medicines. About 80% of people in Africa and Asia have been reported to be using traditional medicines in ...
Neuropsychological functioning and adjustment in spinal cord injured patients.
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An exploratory descriptive study on nurses' knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding evidence based practice in a prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV program at a selected public tertiary hospital in Malawi.
HIV/AIDS continues to be a global public health concern with Malawi being among the countries worst affected by the pandemic. Women have the highest prevalence compared to men and the prevalence is also very high among ...
Water, sanitation and hygiene in community and home-based care for people living with HIV/AIDS/TB in Durban, South Africa.
The majority of HIV/AIDS patients in South Africa receive health care services at home. However, few studies have examined water; sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in home and community-based care. The main objective of this ...
Male partner support among young unmarried pregnant women in Durban.
The improvement of maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes has been an important part of the millennium development goals (MDGs). Although the world is at end of the MDG era, MCH remains an important issue globally as the ...
Exploring the role of the intensive care nurse in the antimicrobial stewardship team at a private hospital, eThekwini, South Africa.
Background: The care of the critically ill patient across the world has become progressively challenging with increasingly resistant pathogens resulting in difficult to treat infections. This is compounded by the decreasing ...
Exploring perceptions of clients with regards to National Health Insurance services in a selected public hospital in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Background: The National Health Insurance (NHI) of Tanzania is commonly known as the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). The scheme operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) ...