South African Family Practice

ISSN: 2078-6190 (Print)
            2078-6204 (Online)
Publication frequency: 6 issues per year

Accredited with the DHET (SAPSE)

 

Official publication of the South African Academy of Family PhysiciansCo-published with Medpharm Publications

Co-published with Taylor & FrancisThis is a fully Open Access journal that only publishes articles Open Access.

 

Aims & Scope

South African Family Practice (SAFP) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, which strives to provide primary care physicians and researchers with a broad range of scholarly work in the disciplines of Family Medicine, Primary Health Care, Rural Medicine, District Health and other related fields. SAFP publishes original research, clinical reviews, and pertinent commentary that advance the knowledge base of these disciplines. The content of SAFP is designed to reflect and support further development of the broad basis of these disciplines through original research and critical review of evidence in important clinical areas; as well as to provide practitioners with continuing professional development material. SAFP adheres to the international acceptable editorial standards, as published by  The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts will be subject to blinded peer-review and the decision of the Editor will be final. Articles submitted for consideration by the editor should not have been published before, either in total or in part, nor be currently submitted to any other publisher. The Editor retains the right to stylise and shorten any material accepted for publication. Accepted manuscripts will be copy edited and galley proofs will be sent to the author for approval. 

Preference is given to articles presenting the results of original research or evidence-based clinical reviews, relevant to family medicine, primary health care, district health or rural medicine.  

Opinions expressed in the Journal should not be taken to represent the policies of the South African Academy of Family Physicians, or the Publishers (Medpharm Publications Pty Ltd, Cogent OA and NISC Pty Ltd).  

Submissions in any official language of South Africa will be considered for publication within the framework of the SA Fam Pract mission to appeal to the widest possible readership.

Editors

Editor in Chief

Prof Gboyega A Ogunbanjo, Editor-in-chief South African Family Practice Journal, South Africa

Associate Editors

Douw Greeff, Medpharm Publications (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Editorial Board

Dr Graham Bresick, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Dr Nzapfurundi Otto Chabikuli, University of Pretoria and University of Limpopo, Nigeria
Prof Jimmy Chandia, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa
Professor Ian Douglas Couper, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Prof Bob Mash, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Prof S (Cyril) Soornarain Naidoo, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Dr Ntodeni Norah Ndwamato, Rural Doctors Association of South Africa (RUDASA), South Africa
Prof Wilhelm Johannes Steinberg, University of the Free State, South Africa
Prof Selma Smith, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Editorial Board (International)
Prof Adriana M Prinsloo, University of the United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Prof Trevor John Gibbs, Bute Medical School, United Kingdom
Dr Anselme Derese, Ghent University, Belgium
Prof Waris Qidwai, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Prof Tarun Kumar Sen Gupta, James Cook University, Australia

Latest Issue

Volume 59, Issue 1, 2017

Article

Evolution of Family Medicine in Kenya (1990s to date): a case study
Author(s): PM ChegeDepartment of Family Medicine, Kenya, Jeremy PennerDepartment of Family Medicine, Canada, P Godoy-RuizDepartment of Family & Community Medicine, Canada, V KapoorDepartment of Family Medicine, Canada, J RodasDepartment of Family & Community Medicine, Canada, K RouleauDepartment of Family & Community Medicine, Canada
Pages: 1–8
Nutritional status and metabolic risk in HIV-infected university students: challenges in their monitoring and management
Author(s): L SteenkampHIV&AIDS Research Unit, South Africa, I TruterDepartment of Pharmacy, Drug Utilization Research Unit (DURU), South Africa, M WilliamsDepartment of Nursing, South Africa, A GoosenCampus Health Service, South Africa, I OxleyDepartment of Dietetics, South Africa, E van TonderDepartment of Dietetics, South Africa, S KockDepartment of Human Movement Science, South Africa, DJL VenterUnit for Statistical Consultation, South Africa
Pages: 9–13
A new health care profession in rural district hospitals: a case study of the introduction of Clinical Associates in Shongwe hospital
Author(s): M BacFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, South Africa, JMA HammFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, South Africa, PC van BodegravenFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, South Africa, B PaterFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, South Africa, JM LouwFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, South Africa
Pages: 14–17
The eventual outcome of patients who had lower limb amputations due to peripheral vascular disease at Pelonomi Hospital, Bloemfontein
Author(s): C De KlerkFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, G Du PlessisFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, JJ FourieFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, A O’NeillFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, SJA SmitFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, South Africa, G JoubertFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Biostatistics, South Africa
Pages: 18–21
Knowledge, attitude and practices of South African healthcare professionals towards complementary and alternative medicine use for atopic eczema – a descriptive survey
Author(s): Yasmeen ThandarDepartment of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Heath Sciences, South Africa, Julia BothaDiscipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Division of Pharmacology, South Africa, Benn SartoriusDepartment of Public Health, School of Nursing and Public Health, South Africa, Anisa MosamDepartment of Dermatology, South Africa
Pages: 22–28
Optimal management of children on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in primary care: a quality improvement project
Author(s): Claire van DeventerDepartment of Family Medicine and Rural Health, South Africa, Lauren GoldenWRHI, South Africa, Erica du PlessisDistrict Clinical Specialist Team, Dr Kenneth Kaunda District, South Africa, Carien Lion-CachetDepartment of Family Medicine and Rural Health, South Africa
Pages: 29–34
Perceptions of students regarding the effects of the implementation of the tobacco control act of 1999 on a South African University campus
Author(s): M.W. KhanDepartment of Basic Medical Sciences, South Africa, V. HiraDepartment of Basic Medical Sciences, South Africa, F. HaffejeeDepartment of Basic Medical Sciences, South Africa
Pages: 41–45
Illegible handwriting and other prescription errors on prescriptions at National District Hospital, Bloemfontein
Author(s): H. BritsDepartment of Family Medicine, South Africa, A. BothaDepartment of Family Medicine, South Africa, L. NikschDepartment of Family Medicine, South Africa, R. TerblanchéDepartment of Family Medicine, South Africa, K. VenterDepartment of Family Medicine, South Africa, G. JoubertDepartment of Biostatistics, South Africa
Pages: 52–55

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