Ethelwynn L. Stellenberg

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BACKGROUND Patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) need to achieve a 90% adherence rate to ART in order to prevent disease progression and drug resistance. The patients' knowledge of ART and HIV is thus crucial to ensuring good adherence, decreased risk for drug resistance and cost-effective treatment for these patients. AIM To determine the knowledge of(More)
BACKGROUND Various policies in health, such as Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses, were introduced to enhance integrated service delivery in child healthcare. During clinical practice the researcher observed that integrated services may not be rendered. OBJECTIVES This article describes the experiences of mothers that utilised comprehensive(More)
BACKGROUND Interventions by community care workers within the context of community-based integrated management of childhood illness (CIMCI) may have a positive effect on child health if the health workers have adequate knowledge about key family practices. SETTING The study was conducted in rural areas of the West Coast district in the Western Cape, South(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge about postnatal depression (PND) and associated risk factors which influence the development of PND is vital for early detection, intervention and prevention. SETTING The study was conducted in primary health care clinics (PHC) in the Witzenberg subdistrict, a rural community in South Africa. OBJECTIVES Objectives of this study were(More)
BACKGROUND The demand for HIV care and treatment services is increasing rapidly and strategies to sustain long-term care should be employed. The decentralisation and integration of HIV care and treatment services into primary healthcare (PHC) is vitally important in order to ensure optimal access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy and ongoing chronic(More)
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