Willie F. Mollentze

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AIMS To examine the implications for epidemiological studies of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommendation that the fasting blood glucose at a lowered level becomes the main diagnostic test for diabetes on cross-sectional-based data from sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS Data from 11 surveys conducted in rural, peri-urban and urban Cameroon (n =(More)
BACKGROUND Integration of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care into primary care services is one strategy proposed to achieve universal access to antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV-positive patients in high burden countries. There is a need for controlled studies of programmes to integrate HIV care with details of the services being integrated. (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine and compare the prevalence of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) risk factors in a rural and an urban black population. DESIGN A survey to determine the prevalence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, obesity, central obesity and dyslipidaemia in black subjects 25 years and older. SETTING The indigenous black populations of(More)
The contribution of non-mydriatic fundus photography in the detection of diabetic retinopathy before and after dilatation of the pupils in black diabetics was investigated and compared with direct ophthalmoscopy. Eighty-six patients were examined and good-quality photographs were obtained for 54.7% of eyes before and 86.6% of eyes after dilatation.(More)
BACKGROUND Task shifting and the integration of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care into primary care services have been identified as possible strategies for improving access to antiretroviral treatment (ART). This paper describes the development and content of an intervention involving these two strategies, as part of the Streamlining Tasks and Roles(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the progress and challenges with regard to universal antiretroviral (ARV) access in Free State Province, South Africa. METHODS Data from the first 4 years of the public sector ARV roll-out and selected health system indicators were used. Data were collected from the public sector ARV database in Free State Province for new patients on(More)
BACKGROUND All rigorous primary cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines recommend absolute CVD risk scores to identify high- and low-risk patients, but laboratory testing can be impractical in low- and middle-income countries. The purpose of this study was to compare the ranking performance of a simple, non-laboratory-based risk score to(More)
BACKGROUND Integration of HIV care into primary care is a potential strategy to improve access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in high-burden countries. This study was conducted to determine the effect of integration of HIV care on the survival of patients needing ART. METHODS A questionnaire was used to measure the integration of HIV care into primary(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate and compare the percentage of body fat in Black South Africans by underwater weighing (using three different equations), skinfold thicknesses measurements and bioelectrical impedance, in order to ascertain whether existing equations for body fat estimation apply to this racial group. DESIGN Blind comparison of techniques. SETTING(More)