Articles by Author: Basil Pillay

Search results for Basil Pillay

We found 72 results for you
  1. Diabetes distress and related factors in South African adults with type 2 diabetes

    Diabetes distress and related factors in South African adults with type 2 diabetes

    Background: In South Africa, the prevalence rate of diabetes is 9.27%, with an estimated 2.6 million people living with the disease. Diabetes-related distress has been described as encompassing the patient’s concerns about the self-management of diabetes, perception of support, emotional...
  2. Comorbidity of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and major depression in primary school children

    Comorbidity of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and major depression in primary school children

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study investigated comorbid Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and depression in a sample of rural primary school children in Limpopo Province, South Africa. A total of 320 learners participated in this study of whom 160 learners had teacher and parent identified...
  3. Production of plantlets from tissue cultures of Lotononis, a southern African veld legume<sup>1</sup>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    A simple procedure is described for the production of large numbers of rooted plantlets from callus cultures of Lotononis bainesii Baker. Highest frequency of shoots was obtained from somatic embryos formed in initiation cultures on Murashige & Skoog medium plus...
  4. Nitrification and the enumeration of marine nitrifying bacteria in a closed prawn-culture system

    Nitrification and the enumeration of marine nitrifying bacteria in a closed prawn-culture system

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    Nitrification in a closed prawn-culture system was well established and followed the classical oxidation sequence of ammonia via nitrite to nitrate. Ammonia levels were in the range 4,8–68,7 μg-at N·ℓ−1 nitrite 0,15–891 μg-at N·ℓ−1 and nitrate approached a maximum of...
  5. Cultural characteristics and identification of marine nitrifying bacteria from a closed prawn-culture system in Durban

    Cultural characteristics and identification of marine nitrifying bacteria from a closed prawn-culture system in Durban

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    A closed system, supplied with water from the Indian Ocean and stocked with the prawn Penaeus monodon, was used to identify and study the cultural characteristics of the associated marine nitrifying bacteria. This system provided the ideal environment for the...
  6. Mauritian and South African Students' Views on Studying Psychology

    Mauritian and South African Students' Views on Studying Psychology

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study sought to examine students' views regarding their study of Psychology at a South African (SA) and Mauritian university, including their views on its relevance to their social contexts. A total of 254 students (males = 48, females =...
  7. Community Psychology Doctoral Theses: A South African University Case Study

    Community Psychology Doctoral Theses: A South African University Case Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The present investigation analysed the Community Psychology doctoral thesis trends with respect to student demographics, thesis topics, research methodology, research participant demographics, rural/urban focus, community empowerment focus, and programme development and evaluation at one institution. Of the 51 students who...
  8. Career Development for Psychology Students through an Inpatient Mental Health Volunteer Programme

    Career Development for Psychology Students through an Inpatient Mental Health Volunteer Programme

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    We report on a volunteer programme for undergraduate psychology students, as a prospective career pathway into the inpatient mental health context. Data on motives for joining the programme, as well as their expectations and career plans were collected from 56...
  9. Prevalence and Characteristics of Unresolved Paternal Identity in Families of a South African Community

    Prevalence and Characteristics of Unresolved Paternal Identity in Families of a South African Community

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the unresolved and unknown paternal identity among families in Alexandra Township in South Africa. Fifty-four guardians who had children registered at the Centre completed face-to-face, one-on-one structured interviews. We conducted descriptive and bivariate analyses. About 31.5% of...