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Utilisation of the Road to Health Chart to improve the health of children

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dc.contributor.author Mudau, Tshimangadzo Selina
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-12T10:13:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-12T10:13:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11
dc.identifier.citation Mudau, Tshimangadzo Selina (2010) Utilisation of the Road to Health Chart to improve the health of children, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4199> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4199
dc.description.abstract The objectives of this study were to determine the nature of data recorded on the Road to Health Card (RtHC) and its utilisation by nurses at primary health care setting, comparing it with norms and standards on the RtHC guideline, and to provide guidelines for optimal utilisation of the RtHC by health workers. A quantitative nonexperimental descriptive method was used. Two methods were used to collect data; document analysis of the RtHC and structure observation of nurses. A structured exit interview of caregivers was conducted to validate observations from nurses. A sample size of 18 nurses from all categories from six clinics was observed, and 36 RtHC of children under five years of age were analysed. Results indicated that data recorded on the RtHC was mostly inaccurate, incomplete and not interpreted. The study identified a need to train health workers on optimal utilisation of the RtHC facilitating health improvement of children under five years of age. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 141 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Growth monitoring en
dc.subject Young child en
dc.subject Integrated nutrition programme en
dc.subject Caregiver en
dc.subject Road to health Chart en
dc.subject.ddc 612.65
dc.subject.lcsh Infants -- Growth -- Charts, diagrams, etc
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- Growth -- Charts, diagrams, etc
dc.subject.lcsh Infants -- Nutrition -- Requirements
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- Nutrition -- Requirements
dc.title Utilisation of the Road to Health Chart to improve the health of children en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies
dc.description.degree M.A. (Health Studies)


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