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Dietary practices and adolescent obesity in secondary school learners at disadvantaged schools in South Africa: urban-rural and gender differences
South Africa has a high prevalence of obesity in black female adolescents and a paucity of knowledge regarding contributing dietary practices. The aim of this study was to assess the dietary practices and weight status of ...
Coexisting conditions among children and adolescents with cancer in a section of the South African private health sector: perspectives from drug utilization data
(Atlantis Press, 2020)
Coexisting conditions are relatively common in children with cancer, however, there is a paucity of information on the prevalence of coexisting conditions in children with cancer in South Africa. This cross-sectional study ...
Comparison of body mass index and fat percentage criteria classification of 7-13 year-old rural boys in South Africa
Abstract Background: The aim of this paper was to investigate whether BMI and fat percentage classification criteria, would classify a sample of 7–13 year old boys from a rural background in similar nutritional ...
Is guideline-driven prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism common practice in the South African private hospital setting?
Background: Prophylactic venous thromboembolism (VTE) strategies have the greatest impact on patient outcomes. Both global and local guidelines support VTE prophylaxis for hospitalised patients. However, studies have ...
Adjusting haemoglobin values for altitude maximizes combined sensitivity and specificity to detect iron deficiency among women of reproductive age in Johannesburg, South Africa
In South Africa, haemoglobin (Hb) is measured to screen for iron deficiency (ID). However, low levels of Hb are only a late stage indicator of ID. Furthermore, Hb values are generally not adjusted for altitude even though ...
Influence of the practice environment on community service nurses’ subjective well-being, compassion practice and psychological capital
Background The practice environment as experienced by community service nurses (CSNs) has not been explored in the South African context, and few studies have explored the influence of the practice environment on intrapersonal ...