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Assessment of the experiences of users of the fast queue in selected primary health care facilities in the eThekwini Municipality
Background The South African health care system is guided by the primary health care approach (PHC), which is based on the principles of accessibility, availability, affordability, equity and acceptability which are the ...
The prevalence and associated risk factors of low back pain in an automotive production company
Objectives: To determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of low back pain (LBP) in an automotive production company, evaluating the relationship between selected risk factors, type of occupational activity and ...
An assessment of the integration of palliative care in the caring of cancer patients in selected oncology clinics in the eThekwini district in KwaZulu-Natal
Palliative care research in South Africa is at an early stage and there is an increasing need to develop a body of evidence that is relevant to South African conditions. One of the biggest challenges that palliative care ...
An evaluation of an HIV and AIDS management system (HAMS) in a Richards Bay company, KwaZulu-Natal : a case study
In South Africa, HIV and AIDS workplace programmes have been implemented for more than two decades without any audited and certifiable standards. In 2007, the South African National Standard launched South African National ...
An investigation into the prevalence and risk factors of occupational low back pain amongst commercial pilots registered with the South African Civil Aviation Authority
Background Occupational low back pain (LBP) has been described as a significant burden to society. Although there is uncertainty and conflicting studies on the exact causes and combination of causes of LBP, it has been ...
Microbiological assessment of water quality and prevalence of waterborne diseases in rural areas of Masaka, Rwanda
Waterborne diseases represent substantial global burden of disease and children under the age of five are more susceptible to these diseases compared to adults. The aim of this study was to determine the microbiological ...
A prospective, epidemiological pilot study to investigate the level of knowledge of homoeopathy and its contextualization in health shops in the Gauteng area
Globally, complementary and alternative medicine is a rapidly expanding sector of which homeopathy and the sale of ‘over-the-counter’ homeopathic medicines is an integral part. In South Africa, the sale of homeopathic ...
The relative efficacy of homoeopathic Simillimum treatment as compared to psychological counseling (cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy) in the management of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
This double-blind placebo-controlled study investigated the relative efficacy of Homoeopathic similimum treatment as compared to psychological counselling (Cognitive therapy combined with Behavioural therapy), in the ...
The influence of component materials on Graston technique effectiveness during the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome
This pilot study was a pre-post clinical investigation assessing the influence of component materials on the effectiveness of GTISTM in the treatment of MPS, in terms of clinical outcomes.
The effectiveness of needling of myofascial trigger points on internal- external muscle peak torque and total work ratios of the shoulder rotator myoatatic unit in overhead throwing athletes suffering from myofascial pain and dysfunction syndrome
To assess and quantify the number, severity and specific location of myofascial trigger points within the shoulder rotator muscle group. To assess the internal/external ratio of the dominant shoulder in throwing athletes ...