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Alan J. Flisher
University of Cape Town
307Publications
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#1Megan Malan (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 1
#2Maxine F. Spedding (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 1
Last.Alan J. Flisher (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 55
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Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is prevalent across the world, but more so in low- and middle-income countries. It is associated with adverse outcomes for mothers and infants. This study sought to determine the prevalence and predictors of IPV among pregnant women attending one midwife and obstetrics unit (MOU) in the Western Cape, South Africa. A convenience sample of 150 pregnant women was recruited. Data were collected using several self-report measures concerning the history...
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Last.A. DavidsH-Index: 9
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#1Cleo Protogerou (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 6
#2Alan J. Flisher (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 55
Last.Lauren G. Wild (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 13
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This study aimed to investigate contextual influences on condom use by South African university students. Twenty one-to-one, semi-structured interviews were conducted with male and female South African undergraduates. The data were thematically analysed. Results revealed that condom use was transient and often unrelated to disease prevention. Condom use was impeded by closer perceived intimacy, gender dynamics, and social stigma against proposing use of condoms in a presumably committed relation...
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#2Alan J. FlisherH-Index: 55
Last.Dan J. SteinH-Index: 109
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Introduction: Although substance use is commonly associated with mental disorders, limited data on this association are available from low and middle income countries such as South Africa. The aims of the study were i) to determine patterns of substance use in young adults, ii) to identify trends of common psychiatric disorders in relation to use of specific substances, and iii) to determine whether specific psychiatric disorders were as - sociated with use of specific substances in the South Af...
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#2Alan J. FlisherH-Index: 55
Last.Neo K. MorojeleH-Index: 24
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Introduction Evidence suggests that comorbid psychopathology can negatively affect treatment outcomes in substance users. In South Africa, limited information exists regarding the prevalence, nature and role of psychiatric comorbidity in substance users. This study examined psychiatric comorbidity and its association with specific substance use, and young adult substance users in treatment for substance use.
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Last.Christopher P. SzaboH-Index: 11
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The South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) Treatment Guidelines for Psychiatric Disorders have been developed in order to address the local need for guidelines in our unique clinical setting.
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#1Katherine Sorsdahl (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 16
#2Dan J. Stein (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 109
Last.Alan J. Flisher (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 55
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Objective : Although many studies indicate that traditional healers are willing to collaborate with Western practitioners in South Africa, none focus specifically on mental health care, and none use a theory of health behaviour to explain their findings. The present study applies the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) to predict traditional healer referral practices of patients with a mental illness. Method : One hundred traditional healers were first interviewed to assess the TPB variables and w...
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#1Amina Saban (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 6
#2Alan J. Flisher (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 55
Last.Leslie London (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 31
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Comorbid psychopathology in substance users is thought to be associated with poor substance use treatment outcomes. This study followed up with 95 substance users after inpatient treatment for substance use. Males and patients who were single were more likely to complete treatment. Females were more likely than males to relapse or not complete treatment. No statistically significant associations were found between comorbid psychopathology, substances of use, and treatment outcomes. Primary users...
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#1Amanda J. Mason-Jones (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 24
#2Alan J. Flisher (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 55
Last.Catherine Mathews (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 33
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Objective: To evaluate the effects of a high school peer educator training programme on the sexual behaviour and related psychosocial outcomes of peer educators. Method: A total of 728 students from 15 randomly selected public high schools in the Western Cape, South Africa, with a peer education programme and 15 matched comparison schools were recruited, comprising 295 students in the intervention group and 433 students in the comparison arms of the study respectively. Age of sexual debut, use o...
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#1Tara Carney (Medical Research Council)H-Index: 17
#2Bronwyn Myers (Medical Research Council)H-Index: 27
Last.Alan J. Flisher (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 55
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Research has shown a positive relationship between substance use and delinquent-type behaviours among adolescents. The aim of this study is to explore the temporal relationships between these outcomes through secondary data analysis of a longitudinal study of high-school students' risk behaviours. Two regression models were compared and gender, socioeconomic status and repeating a grade were found to be consistent predictors of delinquent-type behaviour. Alcohol (OR: 1.26, CI: 1.02-1.55, p = 0.0...
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