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Confronting the illusion of certainty : what has clinical epidemiology contributed?
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006)
Conducting a meta-ethnography of qualitative literature : lessons learnt
(BioMed Central, 2008-04)
Background: Qualitative synthesis has become more commonplace in recent years. Meta-ethnography is one of several methods for synthesising qualitative research and is being used increasingly within health care research. ...
A review of health behaviour theories : how useful are these for developing interventions to promote long-term medication adherence for TB and HIV/AIDS?
(BioMed Central, 2007-06)
Background: Suboptimal treatment adherence remains a barrier to the control of many infectious diseases, including tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, which contribute significantly to the global disease burden. However, few of the ...
Compliance of clinical trial registries with the World Health Organization minimum data set : a survey
(BioMed Central, 2009-07)
Background: Since September 2005 the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors has required that trials be registered in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) minimum dataset, in order to be considered ...
Prioritising between direct observation of therapy and case-finding interventions for tuberculosis : use of population impact measures
(BioMed Central, 2006-12)
Background: Population impact measures (PIMs) have been developed as tools to help policy-makers with locally relevant decisions over health risks and benefits. This involves estimating and prioritising potential benefits ...
Beta-blockers and the treatment of hypertension : it is time to move on
(Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2007-12)
Existing solid scientific evidence with hard outcome data should be the basis for treatment guidelines, and where such evidence is lacking, we must invest in research. A case in point is the initiation of antihypertensive ...
Evidence-based African first aid guidelines and training materials
(Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2011-07)
This Health in Action report describes the African First Aid Materials project (AFAM, http://www.afam.redcross.be/). This project developed evidence-based guidelines on how basic first responders should be trained to ...
Errors in the completion of the death notification form
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2007-11)
Objectives. To determine the frequency of errors in the cause of death sequence and to assess the completeness of information recorded on death notification forms (DNFs). Design. A population-based descriptive study. ...
Investigating the association between diabetes mellitus, depression and psychological distress in a cohort of South African teachers
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015-11)
Background. Diabetes mellitus (DM) may increase the risk of depression as a result of a sense of threat of debilitating complications or because of associated lifestyle changes. Depression may increase the risk of type 2 ...
Perspectives of undergraduate module convenors at a South African academic institution on medical student training in evidence-based health care : a qualitative study
(Taylor & Francis, 2015-09)
Background: The increasing disease burden in Africa requires medical graduates to have problem-solving abilities. Interviews were conducted to assess module convenors’ perspectives on evidence-based health care (EBHC) ...