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Identifying perceived barriers to monitoring service quality among substance abuse treatment providers in South Africa
(BioMed Central, 2014-02-05)
Background: A performance measurement system is planned for South African substance abuse treatment services. Provider-level barriers to implementing these systems have been identified in the United States, but little ...
Understanding the impact of hazardous and harmful use of alcohol and/or other drugs on ARV adherence and disease progression
(Public Library of Science, 2015-05)
The objective of this study was to understand the impact of hazardous and harmful use of alcohol and/or other drugs on ARV adherence and disease progression among HIV patients. A cross-sectional study design was used. A ...
Outcomes of adult heroin users v. abstinent users four years after presenting for heroin detoxification treatment
(AOSIS Publishing, 2014-08)
Background. There are no studies in South Africa (SA) on the outcomes following detoxification and psychosocial rehabilitation of heroindependent patients. Objective. To compare the demographic, clinical, forensic and ...
The prevalence of compassion fatigue and burnout among healthcare professionals in intensive care units : a systematic review
(Public Library of Science, 2015)
Background: Working in the stressful environment of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is an emotionally charged challenge that might affect the emotional stability of medical staff. The quality of care for ICU patients and ...
Epidemiology of major depressive disorder in South Africa (1997 – 2015): a systematic review protocol
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2016)
ENGLISH SUMMARY : Introduction: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a leading cause of disease and disability globally and in South Africa. Epidemiological data for MDD are essential to estimate the overall disease burden ...
The South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) treatment guidelines for psychiatric disorders
(AOSIS Publishing, 2013-08)
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.
Escitalopram in the prevention of posttraumatic stress disorder : a pilot randomized controlled trial
(BioMed Central, 2015-02)
Background: A small literature suggests that pharmacotherapy may be useful in the prophylaxis of posttraumatic stress disorder in patients presenting with major trauma. There is relatively little data, however, on the use ...
Cigarette smoking, nicotine dependence, and motivation to quit smoking in South African male psychiatric inpatients
(BioMed Central, 2016-11)
Background: Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide and the prevalence is particularly high among psychiatric patients but recent international studies demonstrated that psychiatric patients are able ...
Neonatal septicaemia : prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of common pathogens at Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana
(Medpharm Publications, 2015)
Background: Septicaemia is the third most common cause of neonatal death after prematurity and birth asphyxia. The prevalence of neonatal sepsis and the spectrum of causative microorganisms fluctuates over time, thus ...
Development and psychometric validation of a novel patient survey to assess perceived quality of substance abuse treatment in South Africa
(BioMed Central, 2015-11)
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 ...