Dalena R M van Rooyen

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BACKGROUND Little is known about the help-seeking behaviour and barriers to care among people with depression in poor resource settings in Sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS This is a cross-sectional population-based study including 977 persons aged 18-40 living in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. The prevalence of depression was investigated with the(More)
The right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health is enshrined in many international human rights treaties. However, studies have shown that people with mental disabilities are often marginalized and discriminated against in the fulfillment of their right to health. The aim of this study is to identify and reach a(More)
PURPOSE Globally, the prevalence of mental illness is on the rise, although few people with psychiatric disorders actually seek mental health care. One under-researched factor that may impact help-seeking behavior from health care professionals is self-efficacy. This research presents the development and validation of the Self-Efficacy to Seek Mental Health(More)
The clinical learning environment creates many opportunitics for student learning and the development of critical competencies in the nursing profession. The learning that takes place in this environment, however, confronts the first year nursing student with challenges that are absent from the classroom situation and causes the student to experience a(More)
A new epidemic of syphilis in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region mirrors a national trend in the United States. The epidemic is centered in urban areas, is associated with heterosexual transmission, and disproportionately affects people of color, especially African-Americans. The epidemic has been linked to sexual activity among users of crack(More)
OBJECTIVES to explore and describe the experiences of teenage pregnancy among Xhosa families, and, depending on the results of the study, to recommend a strategy to assist midwives to enhance pregnancy outcomes. DESIGN a qualitative, explorative, descriptive, phenomenological and contextual research design. In-depth face-to-face interviews were performed(More)
The objectives of this study were: firstly, to explore and describe the experiences of final year nursing students relating to how they experience their preparedness to fulfil the role of professional nurse; secondly, to explore and describe the experiences of novice professional nurses in the role of professional nurse; finally, to generate a model which(More)
Nurse educators are responsible for accompanying students towards becoming capable, competent professional nurses who are a credit to themselves, their patients, colleagues and profession. Student nurses need, therefore, to be taught to render comprehensive nursing care to patients in all stages of their lives, including when they are dying. Being(More)
A range of barriers to seeking mental health care in low- and middle-income countries has been investigated. Little, however, is known of the barriers to care and help-seeking behavior among people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in low- and middle-income countries. This was a population-based study including 977 people aged 18-40 years from the(More)
BACKGROUND Professional collaboration between traditional and allopathic health practitioners in South Africa is proposed in the Traditional Health Practitioners Act and could benefit and complement healthcare delivery. OBJECTIVES To explore and describe the collaborative relationship between allopathic and traditional health practitioners regarding the(More)