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Claire van der Westhuizen
University of Cape Town
PsychiatryMental healthHealth carePsychological interventionMedicine
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#1Claire van der Westhuizen (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 4
#2Bronwyn Myers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 27
Last. Katherine Sorsdahl (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 16
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Background Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for risky substance use is infrequently included in routine healthcare in low-resourced settings. A SBIRT programme, adopted by the Western Cape provincial government within an alcohol harm reduction strategy, employed various implementation strategies executed by a diverse team to translate an evidence-based intervention into services at three demonstration sites before broader programme scale-up. This paper evaluates t...
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#1Claire van der Westhuizen (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 4
#2Megan Malan (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 1
Last. Katherine Sorsdahl (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 16
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Tobacco-attributable deaths in South Africa have increased since 1990, yet data are scanty from healthcare settings. Internationally, emergency centre (EC) visits are increasingly utilised as opportunities for health risk behaviour screening and intervention, but this is not the case in South Africa. Effective advocacy for these services requires data on the prevalence and correlates of tobacco use among South African EC patients. The study objectives were to investigate tobacco prevalence and a...
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#1Sarah Skeen (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 11
#2Christina A. Laurenzi (UCT: University of Cape Town)
Last. G. J. Melendez-Torres (Cardiff University)H-Index: 15
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CONTEXT: Although adolescent mental health interventions are widely implemented, little consensus exists about elements comprising successful models. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify effective program components of interventions to promote mental health and prevent mental disorders and risk behaviors during adolescence and to match these components across these key health outcomes to inform future multicomponent intervention development. DATA SOURCES: A total of 14 600 records were identified, an...
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#1Bronwyn Myers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 27
#2Erica Breuer (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 16
Last. Katherine Sorsdahl (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 16
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#1Bronwyn Myers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 27
Last. Katherine Sorsdahl (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 16
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OBJECTIVES: To examine the feasibility and acceptability of integrating a 'designated' approach to community health worker (CHW)-delivered mental health counselling (where existing CHWs deliver counselling in addition to usual duties) and a 'dedicated' approach (where additional CHWs have the sole responsibility of delivering mental health counselling) into chronic disease care. DESIGN: A feasibility test of a designated and dedicated approach to CHW-delivered counselling and qualitative intervi...
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#2Megan MalanH-Index: 1
Last. Katherine SorsdahlH-Index: 16
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#1Claire van der Westhuizen (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 4
#2Kirsty Brittain (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 11
Last. Dan J. Stein (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 109
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We assessed the sensitivity and specificity of the Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20) and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), against the major depression module of the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI). Data were utilised from antenatal (n = 296) and postnatal participants (n = 366) in the Drakenstein Child Health Study (DCHS), a multidisciplinary birth cohort investigating the determinants of child health. Mothers were interviewed using the SRQ-20, the EPDS a...
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#1Claire Hoysted (Monash University)H-Index: 2
#2Franz E Babl (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 34
Last. Eva Alisic (Monash University)H-Index: 15
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Background: Provision of psychosocial care, in particular trauma-informed care, in the immediate aftermath of pediatric injury is a recommended strategy to minimize the risk of pediatric medical traumatic stress. Objective: To examine the knowledge of pediatric medical traumatic stress and perspectives on providing trauma-informed care among emergency staff working in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Method: Training status, knowledge of pediatric medical traumatic stress, attitudes tow...
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#1Peninah Kansiime (University of Newcastle)
#2Claire van der Westhuizen (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 4
Last. Ashraf Kagee (Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 19
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In Uganda, over 1.3 million refugees have fled armed conflicts from neighbouring countries, with about 251 730 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) alone. In this article we report on a qualitative research study on the help-seeking behaviour of Congolese male refugee survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) living in Kampala, Uganda. We recruited 10 Congolese male survivors of war-related rape and 6 Ugandan service providers (psychologists, social workers and physici...
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#1Claire van der Westhuizen (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 4
#2John K. Williams (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 20
Last. Katherine Sorsdahl (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 16
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