Bronwyn Myers
South African Medical Research Council
Publications 175
Abstract Background A substantial number of South African women with substance use disorders also report psychological trauma related to experiences of physical and sexual abuse. Trauma-focused substance use programmes may support recovery from co-occurring substance use disorders and psychological trauma, yet integrated programmes are not widely available in South Africa. As part of the process of developing a trauma-focused substance use programme for South African women, we explored service p...
Use of lay health workers for the treatment of common mental disorders is an expanding, yet still underutilized, opportunity for closing the behavioral health treatment gap globally. In this commentary, we describe how “mutual capacity building,” an equal exchange of ideas between low and middle-income countries (LMICs) and high-income countries (HICs) to promote shared learning, could promote the development and scale-up of therapies using lay health workers. We propose ways that task sharing m...
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...
#1Bronwyn Myers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 27
#2Kim Johnson (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 4
Last.J. Randy Koch (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 6
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#1Jessica F. Magidson (UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)H-Index: 16
#2Helen E. Jack (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 8
Last.Bronwyn Myers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 27
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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...
#1Cdh Parry (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 2
#2Mukhethwa Londani (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 1
Last.Neo K. Morojele (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 24
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Background. Patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) who drink alcohol are at risk of poor medication adherence and negative health outcomes. Objectives. To explore the drinking behaviour of patients on ART and assess the associations between drinking, adherence to ART and viral load, and in particular factors associated with binge drinking (≥6 drinks per occasion) at least monthly. Methods. We recruited 623 HIV patients from six hospitals in the Tshwane metropole who scored positive on the Alco...