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The Focus Group Discussions (FGD) described in this paper are the first step of a study aiming to develop an 'emic' case-finding instrument. In keeping with the realities of primary care in Zimbabwe, nine FGD were held with 76 care providers including 30 village community workers, 22 traditional and faith healers (collectively referred to as traditional(More)
OBJECTIVES To obtain secondary school teachers' assessment of adolescent drug use in Zimbabwe. Secondly, to compare this assessment with some of the results from student drug use surveys undertaken in 1990 and 1994. DESIGN Cross sectional. SETTING 17 secondary schools in Harare, Mashonaland East and West and Matabeleland North Provinces (including(More)
Twenty two mothers of children with epilepsy attending an EEG department were interviewed using a semi-structured interview schedule examining knowledge about epilepsy, attitudes towards their children and the pathways to treatment. The overwhelming impression is of a lack knowledge and uncertainty in the mothers about the condition. This is discussed in(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the prevalence and frequency of alcohol and tobacco use among secondary school teachers in Zimbabwe. DESIGN Cross sectional survey. SETTING 17 secondary schools in Harare, Mashonaland East and West and Matabeleland North Provinces (including Bulawayo). SUBJECT 442 secondary school teachers, of whom half were males. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
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