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 6, 2017

Article

Implementation and evaluation of a weight-reduction programme for diabetic patients at a primary health care facility in the Western Cape: a pilot study
Author(s): A RazakMetro District Health Services, South Africa, AA IsaacsMetro District Health Services, South Africa
Pages: 189–194
Pattern and correlates of obesity among public service workers in Ondo State, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study
Author(s): Isaac AladeniyiDepartment of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Nigeria, Oladele Vincent AdeniyiDepartment of Family Medicine, South Africa, Olufunmilayo FawoleDepartment of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Nigeria, Mary AdeoluNigeria State Health Investment Project, Nigeria, Daniel Ter GoonDepartment of Health Sciences, South Africa, Anthony Idowu AjayiDepartment of Sociology, South Africa, Eyitayo Omolara OwolabiDepartment of Health Sciences, South Africa
Pages: 195–200
Prevalence and factors associated with tobacco use among adults attending selected healthcare facilities in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa
Author(s): EO OwolabiFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing Science, South Africa, DT GoonFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing Science, South Africa, OV AdeniyiFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Family Medicine, South Africa, E SeekoeFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing Science, South Africa, AO AdedokunFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing Science, South Africa
Pages: 201–207
Effect of self-monitoring of blood glucose on glycaemic outcome among type 2 diabetic patients
Author(s): Oluwajimi Olanrewaju SodipoDepartment of Family Medicine,, Ayoade AdedokunDepartment of Family Medicine,, Adedeji Adejumo OlusolaDepartment of Community Health and Primary Health Care, Nigeria
Pages: 208–213
An assessment of the integrated nutrition programme for malnourished children aged six months to five years at primary healthcare facilities in Mangaung, Free State, South Africa
Author(s): Hanneke BritsFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Family Medicine, South Africa, Gina JoubertFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Biostatistics, South Africa, Keshia EymanFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, Rosie De VinkFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, Katleho LesaoanaFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, Sello MakhethaFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, Katiso MoeketsiFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa
Pages: 214–218
Interrogating patient-centredness in undergraduate medical education using an integrated behaviour model
Author(s): E ArcherCentre for Health Professions Education, South Africa, EM BitzerCentre for Higher and Adult Education, South Africa, BB van HeerdenFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, South Africa
Pages: 219–223

Report

Family medicine in South Africa: exploring future scenarios
Author(s): R MashDivision of Family Medicine and Primary Care, South Africa, K Von PressentinDivision of Family Medicine and Primary Care, South Africa
Pages: 224–227

Letter

Women who give birth before arriving at National District Hospital in Bloemfontein, Free State
Author(s): A BeukesFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, T MabasaFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, L MkhungoFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, C OlivierFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, N RamooFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, D Van RooiFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, BR DawadiFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Family Medicine, South Africa, G JoubertFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Biostatistics, South Africa
Pages: 228–229

Review Article

The emergency management of a rape case in a nutshell: adolescent and adult cases
Author(s): JM KotzéDepartment of Forensic Medicine, South Africa, H BritsDepartment of Family Medicine, South Africa
Pages: 230–236

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