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

Dr Klaus Von Pressentin, Editor-in-chief South African Family Practice Journal, South Africa

Assistant Editor

Prof Indiran Govender 

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 61, Issue 6, 2019

Article

Integrating services for impact and sustainability: a proof-of-concept project in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Author(s): J Lyn HaskinsCentre for Rural Health, South Africa, Sifiso A PhakathiCentre for Rural Health, South Africa, Merridy GrantCentre for Rural Health, South Africa, Christiane M HorwoodCentre for Rural Health, South Africa
Pages: 216–222
Profile of adult patients admitted with drug-induced liver injury at a district hospital in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Author(s): K NaickerDepartment of Family Medicine, Durban, S RangiahDepartment of Family Medicine, Durban
Pages: 223–228
An assessment of erectile dysfunction among male diabetics attending Temba Community Health Centre, Pretoria
Author(s): T BongongoDepartment of Family Medicine & PHC/Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South Africa,, JV NdimandeDepartment of Family Medicine & PHC/Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South Africa,, J TumboDepartment of Family Medicine & PHC/Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South Africa,
Pages: 229–233
Factors associated with physical activity amongst patients with hypertension in two community health centres in uMgungundlovu health district, KwaZulu-Natal, 2018
Author(s): SW MbamboSchool of Nursing and Public Health, South Africa, B TlouSchool of Nursing and Public Health, Discipline of Public Health Medicine, South Africa, TP DlungwaneSchool of Nursing and Public Health, Discipline of Public Health Medicine, South Africa
Pages: 234–238
An evaluation of male learners’ knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding sexual and reproductive health in rural northern KwaZulu-Natal province
Author(s): Mampho Mochaoa RogersBethesda Hospital, Department of Health, South Africa, Gloria Mfeka-NkabindeDiscipline of Family Medicine, School of Nursing and Public Health, College of Health Sciences, South Africa, Andrew RossDiscipline of Family Medicine, School of Nursing and Public Health, College of Health Sciences, South Africa
Pages: 239–245
A profile of Caesarean sections performed at a district hospital in Tshwane, South Africa
Author(s): I GovenderDepartment of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, South Africa, C SteynDepartment of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, South Africa, O MaphashaDepartment of Family Medicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa, AT AbdulrazakDepartment of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, South Africa
Pages: 246–251
The quality of feedback from outpatient departments at referral hospitals to the primary care providers in the Western Cape: a descriptive survey
Author(s): Robert MashDivision of Family Medicine and Primary Care, South Africa, Herma SteynDepartment of Health, South Africa, Muideen BelloDivision of Family Medicine and Primary Care, South Africa, Klaus von PressentinDivision of Family Medicine and Primary Care, South Africa, Liezel RossouwDepartment of Health, South Africa, Gavin HendricksDivision of Family Medicine and Primary Care, South Africa, Germarie FoucheDepartment of Health, South Africa, Dusica StaparDivision of Family Medicine and Primary Care, South Africa
Pages: 252–259

Other

The potential impact of dietary supplement adulteration on patient assessment and treatment from a healthcare provider’s perspective
Author(s): Gary GabrielsDepartment of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, South Africa, Mohamed IrhumaDepartment of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, South Africa
Pages: 260–263
Improving the quality of clinical training in the workplace: implementing formative assessment visits
Author(s): Robert MashDivision of Family Medicine and Primary Care, South Africa, Zelra MalanDivision of Family Medicine and Primary Care, South Africa, Julia BlitzDivision of Family Medicine and Primary Care, South Africa, Jill EdwardsDivision of Family Medicine and Primary Care, South Africa
Pages: 264–272
Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in South African women living with HIV
Author(s): S HanleyCentre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Umlazi Clinical Research Site, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, South Africa
Pages: 273–275
Antimicrobial stewardship in rural districts of South Africa: growing a positive culture
Author(s): Klaus B von PressentinMossel Bay Sub-district, Garden Route District, South Africa, Hendré SwanepoelVan Rensburg Lancet, South Africa, Jessica JS OpieDivision of Haematology, National Health Laboratory Service, South Africa, Louis S JenkinsDivision of Family Medicine and Primary Care, South Africa
Pages: 276–281

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