African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
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#1Billy Tsima (UB: University of Botswana)H-Index: 6
#2Lakshmi Rajeswaran (NUR: National University of Rwanda)
Last.Megan Cox (USYD: University of Sydney)
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Introduction: Successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) relies, in part, on the availability and the correct functioning of resuscitation equipment. These data are often lacking in resource-constrained African settings. Aim: To assess the availability and the functional status of CPR equipment in resuscitation trolleys at district hospitals in Botswana. Setting: The study was conducted across four district hospitals in Botswana. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a checkli...
#1Sheena Mathew (UCT: University of Cape Town)
#2Robert Mash (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 13
Background: Private general practitioner (GP) participation in the national health insurance (NHI) is necessary to address doctor shortages and achieve universal health coverage. An in-depth understanding of GP’s views on the NHI is needed to inform implementation strategies. Aim: To explore the beliefs and attitudes of GPs towards the proposed NHI system. Setting: Cape Town, South Africa. Methods: This was a descriptive, exploratory, qualitative study using semi-structured interviews. Eleven GP...
#1Leigh Wagner (UCT: University of Cape Town)
#2Michael K. Pather (UCT: University of Cape Town)
Background: Despite the high prevalence of burnout among doctors, studies have shown that some doctors who choose to remain in primary healthcare (PHC) survive, even thrive, despite stressful working conditions. The ability to be resilient may assist family physicians (FPs) to adapt successfully to the relatively new challenges they are faced with. This research seeks to explore resilience through reflection on the lived experiences of FPs who have been working in PHC. Aim: To explore the resili...
#1Zahraa Mohamed (UCT: University of Cape Town)
#2Stephanie Roche (UCT: University of Cape Town)
Last.Zukile Jama (UCT: University of Cape Town)
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Background: Language barriers between doctors and patients have been shown globally to negatively affect the quality of health care and infringe on basic patient rights. In response to these challenges, the Division of Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT) integrated career-oriented Afrikaans and Xhosa communication skills classes into the MBChB degree programme in 2003. Aim: To measure students’ perceptions of the effectiveness of the language communication skills classes in crea...
#1Elizabeth M. Webb (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 2
#2Paul Rheeder (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 16
Last.Jacqueline Elizabeth Wolvaardt (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 4
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Background: In South Africa, much of diabetes care takes place at primary healthcare (PHC) facilities where screening for diabetic complications is often low. Clinics require access to equipment, resources and a functional health system to do effective screening, but what is unknown is whether these components are in place. Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the capacity of primary care clinics in one district to provide quality diabetes care. Setting: This study was conducted at the Tshwa...
Although Sierra Leone lies within the worldwide filarial belt, chyluria (the passage of milky coloured urine) is a rare presenting symptom in clinical practice. This report describes a confirmed case of parasitic filariasis presenting in a 72-year-old woman. After treatment with a combination of ivermectin and albendazole, her symptoms resolved within 48 h and she was symptom free at 6 months.
#1Keshena Naidoo (UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal)
#2Jacqueline Van Wyk (UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal)H-Index: 5
Background: People aged 60 years and above are predicted to outnumber those aged under 5 years in South Africa for the first time by 2040. This will put increased demands on the health system to address geriatric health needs. However, data on geriatric populations in sub-Saharan Africa are scarce. Health policymakers need to be informed of the expectations of the elderly people regarding health services, especially at primary care level. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the experiences...