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  • Bangdiwala, Shrikant I. (Taylor & Francis, 2012-08-18)
    Policy decisions on how best to intervene in order to prevent injury-causing events are increasingly expected to be based on the concepts expounded by the ‘evidencebased medicine’ (EBM) movement. As defined by Sackett, ...
  • Blom, Lisa; van Niekerk, Ashley; Laflamme, Lucie (Elsevier, 2011)
    Aim: The study investigates the epidemiology of fatal burns in the predominantly rural province of Mpumalanga, South Africa. Method: The study is cross-sectional and investigates region specific data extracted from ...
  • Mayosi, Bongani; Lawn, Joy; van Niekerk, Ashley; Bradshaw, Debbie; Karim, Salim; Coovadia, Hoosein (Lancet, 2012-11)
    Since the 2009 Lancet Health in South Africa Series, important changes have occurred in the country, resulting in an increase in life expectancy to 60 years. Historical injustices together with the disastrous health ...
  • Kotze, Marinda; Visser, Maretha; Makin, Jenny; Sikkema, Kathleen; Forsythe, Brian (Springer Science, 2013)
    To identify psychosocial variables related to the use of coping strategies by HIV-positive South African women diagnosed during pregnancy, structured interviews were conducted with 224 HIV-positive women at antenatal clinics ...
  • Donson, Hilton; van Niekerk, Ashley (Taylor & Francis, 2012-05-12)
    Drowning is a major public health concern in low- and middle-income countries. In South Africa there is sound information and an emerging knowledge base for drowning prevention. However, there remains a scarcity of analyses ...
  • van Niekerk, Ashley; Menckel, Ewa; Laflamme, Lucie (Public Health Nursing, 2010)
    Little attention has been paid to the prevention of pediatric scalding injuries in low-income settings, especially from the standpoint of local stakeholders. This study investigates stakeholder understandings of potential ...
  • van Niekerk, Ashley (Sage, 2010)
    This article describes childhood burn injury as a barometer of social inequalities, due to class or gender. Although the issue is not explicitly located within the Hind Swaraj scholarship, the occurrence of burns provides ...
  • Laher, Hawabibi; Finchilescu, Gillian (2010)
    Previous research postulates that meta-stereotypes (i.e., one’s own perceptions of another group’s stereotypes of the group that one belongs to) affect interracial interaction and causes intergroup anxiety. The present ...
  • Ratele, Kopano (Crime Quarterly, 2010)
    This article will argue that masculine domination is a crucial factor in black male homicidal victimisation in South Africa, but that this is not always appreciated. Under apartheid it was black men who were most likely ...
  • Clowes, Lindsay; Lazarus, Sandy; Ratele, Kopano (UNISA-MRC, 2010)
    This article reports on a study that sought to elicit the views of male university students on risk and protective factors to male interpersonal violence. The participants were 116 third-year students who participated ...
  • Swart, Lu-Anne; Laher, Hawabibi; Seedat, Mohamed; Gantchev, G (UNISA-MRC, 2012-12)
    Injury, a major cause of morbidity and mortality for children worldwide, is concentrated in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite the growing rate of childhood injury in LMICs, effective prevention and control ...
  • Bulbulia, Abdulsamed; van Niekerk, Ashley (UNISA-MRC, 2012-12)
    There is a growing recognition of the relevance and even centrality of volunteerism to adequate collective responses to poverty, housing and the promotion of human rights and, more recently, safety. Volunteerism by members ...
  • Ritacco, Guillermina; Suffla, Shahnaaz (UNISA-MRC, 2012-12)
    The public and academic focus on child maltreatment and neglect and their prevention has spawned a range of surveillance instruments and mechanisms intended to identify child maltreatment and measure its magnitude. While ...
  • Phiri, Lebogang; Hendricks, Natasha; Seedat, Mohamed (Journal of Psychology in Africa, 2012-12)
    We report on the experiences of participants on a course which represented a pathway to community engagement. The 76 participants (20 males, 46 females), from two low-income South African communities, were part of a ...
  • Ratele, Kopano (Routledge, 2013-02-04)
    The fear of being perceived as gay, as not a real man, keeps men exaggerating all the traditional rules of masculinity, including sexual predation with women’. This view on men’s sexual (Following feminists such as ...
  • Seedat, Mohamed (Journal of Psychology in Africa, 2012-12)
    This article aims to illustrate that engagement is a dynamic and evolutionary process, moulded by contesting ideological, social actor and contextual forces. For purposes of illustration, I draw on a university-affiliat ...
  • Taliep, Naiema; Florence, Maria (Psychological Society of South Africa, 2012)
    The absence of a suitable measure to assess the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of children and adolescents in South Africa, led to the use of the KIDSCREEN-52 questionnaire, which was developed and standardised ...
  • Ratele, Kopano (Routledge, 2011-12-21)
    Looking at, seeing, being looked at or being seen by certain people can afford libidinal excitation,1 but it also can be a source of psychical2 displeasure. Reading a series of events, texts, and images, this Article ...
  • Munro, Salla; van Niekerk, Ashley; Seedat, Mohamed (Blackwell, 2006)
    Background Investigations into the context and causation of injury, including injury risks, are an essential part of the injury prevention knowledge base. Caregiver perceptions of childhood injury risks may assist in ...
  • Ismail, Ghouwa; Taliep, Naiema; Suffla, Shahnaaz (MRC-UNISA, 2012-01)
    Child maltreatment is a global problem with serious consequences. It affects the entire community as it does not only occur within the family context, but spills over into the community and broader society. Child ...

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