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Limitations in Activity and Participation experienced by stroke patients : A Qualitative Inquiry
  • A. Rhoda
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • 11 December 2012
Valuable qualitative information is provided that could be used by health care professionals when providing rehabilitationservices to people with stroke aimed at reintegration back into the community.
Challenges experienced by mothers caring for children with cerebral palsy in Zambia
The challenges that mothers who cared for children with cerebral palsy living in Zambia experienced were explored to explore social isolation and marital problems, as well as negative attitudes from family, friends, community members and health care professionals.
Provision of inpatient rehabilitation and challenges experienced with participation post discharge: quantitative and qualitative inquiry of African stroke patients
Stroke patients admitted to hospitals in certain African countries could receive limited in-patient therapeutic interventions because of participation restrictions, with the exception of barriers in the physical environment.
The rehabilitation of stroke patients at community health centres in the Western Cape
There is a lack of occupational and speech therapy services at the centres forming part of the study sample, and at centres where these services are provided the frequency and intensity with which the services are received by the patients is extremely low.
Peripheral neuropathy and quality of life of adults living with HIV/AIDS in the Rulindo district of Rwanda
  • J. Biraguma, A. Rhoda
  • Medicine, Psychology
    SAHARA J : journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS…
  • 1 June 2012
A high prevalence of neuropathy among PLWH attending the outpatients’ clinic at Rutongo Hospital and patients with neuropathy had lower QoL scores in the physical and psychological domains than those without neuropathy symptoms indicate the management of PLWH should include interventions to optimiseQoL.
The influence of cultural beliefs on the utilisation of rehabilitation services in a rural South African context: Therapists’ perspective
High levels of poverty together with the high incidence of disability and the large percentage of the population living in rural areas, present challenges to providing 'health for all' in South Africa.
Predictors of neck pain among South African youth.
The results of the study highlight the need to incorporate education about postural care specifically among adolescents who are engaging more frequently with information technology leading to increased computer usage.
Functional outcomes of stroke patients admitted to a tertiary hospital in the Western Cape, South Africa
Functional outcomes and factors influencing functional outcomes of stroke patients admitted to a South African tertiary hospital and two months post stroke were determined.
Environmental barriers experienced by stroke patients in Musanze district in Rwanda: a descriptive qualitative study.
The findings of this study highlight the need for interventions that include awareness and education of communities about disability and advocating for accessible services and physical structures for persons with disabilities.
Motor and functional recovery after stroke: a comparison between rehabilitation settings in a developed versus a developing country
Comparing the motor and functional recovery of stroke patients in Germany versus stroke patients receiving rehabilitation in South Africa provides empirical evidence for differential recovery patterns for patients in developed and developing countries.