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Kim Johnson
South African Medical Research Council
PsychiatryPublic healthPerformance measurementPsychological interventionMedicine
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#1Tara Carney (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 19
#2Vimbayinashe Chimbambo (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 1
Last. Bronwyn Myers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 28
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ABSTRACTObjective: Adolescent substance use is prevalent and associated with additional risk behaviours. Research shows that evidence-based brief interventions with adolescents and their main careg...
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#1Tara Carney (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 19
#2Kim Johnson (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 4
Last. Bronwyn Myers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 28
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Substance use is prevalent among South African adolescents, but few interventions exist to reduce risk of harm. This study assesses the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary effects of a brief intervention for reducing adolescent substance use and other risk behaviours. This single-arm feasibility test recruited 30 substance-using adolescents and their primary caregiver. Participants received separate interventions (2 sessions for adolescents, 1 session for caregivers), with a subsample ran...
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#1Bronwyn Myers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 28
#2Tara Carney (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 19
Last. Wendee M. WechsbergH-Index: 33
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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...
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#1Bronwyn Myers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 28
#2Kim Johnson (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 4
Last. J. Randy Koch (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 7
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INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) and experience measures (PREM) for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment exist for adults but have unknown relevance for adolescents. This study aimed to explore adolescents' perceptions of effective SUD treatment and possible barriers to completing PROMs and PREMs to guide efforts to adapt the South African Addiction Treatment Services Assessment (SAATSA) for adolescents. DESIGN AND METHODS: Five focus groups were conducted with 3...
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#1Jessica F. Magidson (Harvard University)H-Index: 18
#2Jasper S. Lee (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 3
Last. Bronwyn Myers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 28
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ABSTRACTBackground: In response to the lack of coverage for substance use treatment in the Western Cape province of South Africa, the local government expanded funding for evidence-based practices (EBPs) for treating substance use. Yet, little is known about provider and staff attitudes towards adopting EBPs in this setting, which is particularly relevant in this context where task shifting clinical care increases demands on paraprofessional providers. This study aimed to (1) assess attitudes to...
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#1Tara Carney (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 19
#2Bronwyn Myers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 28
Last. Wendee M. WechsbergH-Index: 9
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Background Women have generally been found to be the victims of violence, but scant attention has been paid to the characteristics of women who perpetrate aggression and violence. In South Africa, violence is a prevalent societal issue, especially in the Western Cape.
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#1Bronwyn Myers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 28
#2Rajen Govender (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 6
Last. J. Randy Koch (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 7
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Various concerns remain about the quality of publicly-funded substance abuse treatment in South Africa, including the lack of performance measurement. Eighty-one treatment providers in the Western Cape were asked their perceptions of treatment quality and beliefs about the utility and feasibility of implementing a performance measurement system. Most participants thought their treatment programme was effective (92.3 %), with the majority basing this belief on anecdotal reports (74.2 %). Almost a...
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#1Bronwyn MyersH-Index: 28
#2Rajen GovenderH-Index: 6
Last. C D H ParryH-Index: 4
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#1Bronwyn Myers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 28
#2Rajen Govender (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 6
Last. Charles D. H. Parry (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 48
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Background A hybrid performance measurement system that combines patient-reported outcome data with administrative data has been developed for South African substance abuse treatment services. This paper describes the development and psychometric validation of one component of this system, the South African Addiction Treatment Services Assessment (SAATSA).
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#1Bronwyn Myers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 28
#2Hendrée E. Jones (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 35
Last. Wendee M. WechsbergH-Index: 9
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A cross-sectional survey of 298 pregnant women from Cape Town, South Africa was conducted to examine socio-demographic, reproductive health, mental health, and relationship correlates of lifetime trauma exposure and whether these correlates vary as a function of age. Overall, 19.8 % of participants reported trauma exposure. We found similarities and differences in correlates of trauma exposure among women in emerging adulthood and older women. Prior termination of pregnancy was associated with t...
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