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Stellenbosch University

1. Allen, Michelle L. Improving diabetic foot screening at a primary care clinic : a quality improvement project aimed at health care workers.

Degree: MFamMed, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, 2015, Stellenbosch University

English abstract Background: Foot screening is an important part of diabetic care as it prevents significant morbidity, loss of function and mortality from diabetic foot complications. However, foot screening is often neglected. This project was aimed at educating health care workers (HCWs) in a primary health care clinic to increase diabetic foot screening practices. Methods: A quality improvement project using a plan, do, study, act (PDSA) cycle was used. HCW needs were assessed using a questionnaire; this was followed by a focus group discussion with HCWs, which was recorded, transcribed and assessed using a general inductive approach for common themes. Staff training was done using the Diabetic Foot Assessment Questionnaire. Patient information pamphlets and screening tools were made available to all clinical staff. Thirty-two consecutive diabetic patient folders were audited to compare screening in 2013 to that in the first half of 2014 after initiation of the PDSA cycle. Results: HCW confidence in conducting foot screening using the Diabetic Foot Assessment Questionnaire improved markedly after initial training. Diabetic foot screening practices increased from 9% in 2013 to 69% in 2014 after the first PDSA cycle. A strengths, opportunities, aspirations and results (SOAR) analysis showed promise for continuing quality improvement cycles. Conclusions: The findings showed a significant improvement in the number of diabetic patients who received foot screening. A feedback session was held with the team of HCWs involved in the project to discuss their experience and for future improvement planning. Using strategic planning with appreciative intent based on SOAR, proved to be inspirational and will be used in the planning of the next cycle.

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Advisors/Committee Members: Gunst, Colette, University of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Health Sciences. Dept. of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences.

Subjects/Keywords: Health care workers  – Training  – South Africa; Diabetics  – Care  – South Africa; Diabetes  – Treatment  – South Africa; Diabetes  – Diagnosis  – South Africa

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APA (6th Edition):

Allen, M. L. (2015). Improving diabetic foot screening at a primary care clinic : a quality improvement project aimed at health care workers. (Thesis). Stellenbosch University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97215

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Allen, Michelle L. “Improving diabetic foot screening at a primary care clinic : a quality improvement project aimed at health care workers.” 2015. Thesis, Stellenbosch University. Accessed April 18, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97215.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Allen, Michelle L. “Improving diabetic foot screening at a primary care clinic : a quality improvement project aimed at health care workers.” 2015. Web. 18 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Allen ML. Improving diabetic foot screening at a primary care clinic : a quality improvement project aimed at health care workers. [Internet] [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2015. [cited 2021 Apr 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97215.

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Council of Science Editors:

Allen ML. Improving diabetic foot screening at a primary care clinic : a quality improvement project aimed at health care workers. [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97215

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Stellenbosch University

2. Imran, Syed Ali. The reasons for changing HAART in HIV positive patients at the Thusong comprehensive care management and treatment site, West Rand district, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Degree: MMed, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, 2011, Stellenbosch University

Objective To determine the reasons for the change or modification in the first line HAART regimen (1a and 1b) in HIV positive patients at the Thusong CCMT site. Methods This study is a quantitative descriptive study using a standardized data collection tool to extract retrospective data from medical records. Subjects Subjects for this study included patients 18 years or older attending the Thusong CCMT site, which were started on HAART regimens 1a or 1b and were on treatment for at least 6 months. The final sample size evaluated was 257 patients. Results There was a high rate (43%) of change or modification of the first line HAART regimen. Majority of the patient’s (72%) had their regimen modified due to side effects of the drugs and only a small number (9.7%) of patients had a complete change in the regimen due to virological failure. Stavudine (d4T) associated lipodystrophy was the most common side effect (45.5%) followed by peripheral neuropathy (16.7%), leading to treatment modification. Conclusion The rate of modification or change of first line HAART regimen, at Thusong CCMT, was fairly high (42.6%), and the most common reason for the modification or change was drug side effect of stavudine (d4T). Advisors/Committee Members: Gunst, Colette, Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Health Sciences. Dept. of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences..

Subjects/Keywords: HIV positive persons  – Treatment; Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART); Stavudine  – Side effects; UCTD; UCTD

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APA (6th Edition):

Imran, S. A. (2011). The reasons for changing HAART in HIV positive patients at the Thusong comprehensive care management and treatment site, West Rand district, Johannesburg, Gauteng. (Thesis). Stellenbosch University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97249

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Imran, Syed Ali. “The reasons for changing HAART in HIV positive patients at the Thusong comprehensive care management and treatment site, West Rand district, Johannesburg, Gauteng.” 2011. Thesis, Stellenbosch University. Accessed April 18, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97249.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Imran, Syed Ali. “The reasons for changing HAART in HIV positive patients at the Thusong comprehensive care management and treatment site, West Rand district, Johannesburg, Gauteng.” 2011. Web. 18 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Imran SA. The reasons for changing HAART in HIV positive patients at the Thusong comprehensive care management and treatment site, West Rand district, Johannesburg, Gauteng. [Internet] [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2011. [cited 2021 Apr 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97249.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Imran SA. The reasons for changing HAART in HIV positive patients at the Thusong comprehensive care management and treatment site, West Rand district, Johannesburg, Gauteng. [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97249

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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