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  1. Mothering Children with Schizophrenia in a Village Setting: A Multiple Case Study

    Mothering Children with Schizophrenia in a Village Setting: A Multiple Case Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study reports on the experiences of mothers (n=8) raising children with schizophrenia in a rural South African village. The mothers were individually interviewed at their homes, using in-depth, phenomenological methods. Data were thematically analysed. Mothers of children with schizophrenia...
  2. Analysis of the burdens of caregivers providing care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Botswana

    Analysis of the burdens of caregivers providing care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Botswana

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Caregivers, when providing care under the community home-based care (CHBC) programme, experience many burdens of a physical, emotional, financial or social nature. However, these problems are hardly ever considered by the planners of CHBC programmes. A comprehensive overview of...
  3. Exploration of pain in children on antiretroviral treatment in a regional hospital in South Africa

    Exploration of pain in children on antiretroviral treatment in a regional hospital in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease on antiretroviral therapy (ART) may experience pain for a variety of reasons, including the effects of the virus itself, associated opportunistic infections and the ART. Studies indicate that pain in adults on...
  4. The caregiver experience: a South African perspective on caring for people with multiple sclerosis

    The caregiver experience: a South African perspective on caring for people with multiple sclerosis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the lived experiences of caregivers of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) with regard to their daily challenges, as well as the resources which help them to cope with their caregiving task. Participants were eight South African men...
  5. Reckoning HIV/AIDS care: A longitudinal study of community home-based caregivers and clients in Swaziland

    Reckoning HIV/AIDS care: A longitudinal study of community home-based caregivers and clients in Swaziland

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The article is a descriptive case study of a community home-based care (CHBC) organisation in Swaziland that depicts the convergence of CHBC expansion with substantially improved health outcomes. Comprised of 993 care supporters who tend to 3 839 clients in...
  6. Psychosocial and health risk outcomes among orphans and non-orphans in mixed households in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Psychosocial and health risk outcomes among orphans and non-orphans in mixed households in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    A growing body of research warns of the social challenges facing orphans. We examined this issue focusing on differences between orphans and non-orphans from mixed households, that is, households that comprise both orphans and non-orphans. We examined whether orphans reported...
  7. Exploring the role, needs and challenges of relatives of mothers with HIV or HIV and psychosis: A qualitative study

    Exploring the role, needs and challenges of relatives of mothers with HIV or HIV and psychosis: A qualitative study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored types and nature of supports by relatives of mothers living with HIV and psychosis in comparison to mothers with HIV only. Interview data on their experiences of their roles, needs and challenges were collected from 33 relatives...
  8. Caregivers’ perspective of the child support grant in South Africa: An exploratory study

    Caregivers’ perspective of the child support grant in South Africa: An exploratory study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored caregivers’ perceptions of the South African Child Support Grant as a poverty alleviation instrument. Informants consisted of 72 caregivers who were purposively selected through the snowball method (female = 99%; single parent = 71%, blacks = 100%)...