Articles by Author: J Tumbo

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  1. Factors that influence doctors in the assessment of applicants for disability grant

    Factors that influence doctors in the assessment of applicants for disability grant

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: A disability grant is the financial assistance given by the government to South African citizens and bona fide refugees who have debility that results in inability to work. Doctors in state hospitals and clinics are tasked with the duty...
  2. The knowledge and beliefs of hypertensive patients attending Katleho District Hospital in Free State province, South Africa, about their illness

    The knowledge and beliefs of hypertensive patients attending Katleho District Hospital in Free State province, South Africa, about their illness

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Introduction: Hypertension is a common chronic condition. A sound understanding of people’s beliefs is required in this regard. Usually, poor compliance and decisions by patients to stop taking conventional treatment and to use complementary remedies and traditional remedies arise from...
  3. Multidrug-resistant nosocomial infections among private hospital patients in the North West province

    Multidrug-resistant nosocomial infections among private hospital patients in the North West province

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    This article reports on severe clinical cases of nosocomial infections that were caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an intensive care unit (ICU). Globally, patients in ICUs have encountered an increasing emergence and spread...
  4. Knowledge of, attitudes towards, and practices of contraception in high school pupils in Tswaing subdistrict, North West province

    Knowledge of, attitudes towards, and practices of contraception in high school pupils in Tswaing subdistrict, North West province

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    In South Africa, contraceptive use is low in adolescents in the sense that sexual maturation and initiation of sexual activities is taking place at a younger age. This is evident from the high levels of teenage pregnancy that constitute a...
  5. Factors associated with pulmonary tuberculosis outcomes among inmates in Potchefstroom Prison in North West province

    Factors associated with pulmonary tuberculosis outcomes among inmates in Potchefstroom Prison in North West province

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death among the world's prison populations. Prisons are reservoirs of tuberculosis and threaten inmates, prison staff, visitors and the surrounding community. This study was carried out to explore the associated factors with pulmonary tuberculosis...
  6. Abdominal compartment syndrome complicating peptic ulcer disease

    Abdominal compartment syndrome complicating peptic ulcer disease

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Abdominal compartment syndrome is a severe condition of tension generated within the closed abdominal cavity from perforation of peptic ulcer. Due to the chemical reaction and pressure consequences it has poor prognosis with very high mortality > 80%.
  7. Knowledge and practice of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV guidelines amongst doctors and nurses at Odi Hospital, Tshwane District

    Knowledge and practice of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV guidelines amongst doctors and nurses at Odi Hospital, Tshwane District

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Almost 60 million people are infected with and 25 million people have already died from HIV/AIDS. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region most affected, with 67% of all people living with HIV and 91% of all new infections amongst children...
  8. Characteristics of pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Moses Kotane region North West Province, South Africa

    Characteristics of pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Moses Kotane region North West Province, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Aim: To determine the characteristics of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis registered in primary health care facilities in Moses Kotane region North West Province.