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1. Mwafulirwa, Boss. Women's experiences of amenorrhea following Depo-Provera use at a district hospital in Malawi .

Degree: 2016, University of the Western Cape

Depo-Provera, an injectable contraceptive, is utilized by about 30% of married women in Malawi. Most women have reported their preference to use Depo-Provera due to its effectiveness in preventing pregnancy, reversibility and easy to use since it is given once at 12-weeks intervals. Despite the method having such advantages, it has menstrual effects, and one of the major concerns for women, particularly in Africa, is amenorrhea. In Malawi, 40% of Depo-Provera users report experiencing amenorrhea after one year of use. Despite the concern for amenorrhea, some women have continued using the method. Literature shows that there is limited information on women's experiences of amenorrhea following use of Depo-Provera. A descriptive phenomenological research design was used to explore and describe women’s experiences of amenorrhea following use of Depo-Provera in order to understand how women experience amenorrhea and give meaning to the experience. Data were collected through in-depth unstructured interviews with six women, who were selected using purposive sampling. The interviews were conducted in Tumbuka language. Data analysis was done using Colaizzi’s method of analyzing descriptive phenomenological data. Five themes and some sub-themes emerged from data analysis. The themes were: "Lack of knowledge on cause of amenorrhea", "Fear of pregnancy", "Misconceptions associated with Depo-Provera Induced Amenorrhea", "Lack of proper counseling on amenorrhea resulting from Depo-Provera use" and "Amenorrhea not perceived as a problem when midwives provide adequate information". The themes showed that women accessing family planning services from Chitipa district hospital were not provided with information on amenorrhea resulting from using Depo- Provera. Hence, they expressed fear when they experienced the side effect. Participants stated that they were afraid of becoming infertile after using the family planning method, getting pregnant as well as amenorrhea itself. Their intention to discontinue using the method was largely associated with negative rumors, beliefs and misconceptions. The conclusion of the study is that there is need for midwives to provide information on amenorrhea resulting from Depo-Provera use. This will assist clients to understand that amenorrhea could occur as a side effect, and hence improve continued utilization of the method. Advisors/Committee Members: Kwaleyela, Concepta N (advisor), Swart, Elizabeth C (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Amenorrhea; Contraception; Contraception counseling; Women of child bearing age; Depo-Provera; Malawi

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APA (6th Edition):

Mwafulirwa, B. (2016). Women's experiences of amenorrhea following Depo-Provera use at a district hospital in Malawi . (Thesis). University of the Western Cape. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11394/5250

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Mwafulirwa, Boss. “Women's experiences of amenorrhea following Depo-Provera use at a district hospital in Malawi .” 2016. Thesis, University of the Western Cape. Accessed July 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11394/5250.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Mwafulirwa, Boss. “Women's experiences of amenorrhea following Depo-Provera use at a district hospital in Malawi .” 2016. Web. 23 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Mwafulirwa B. Women's experiences of amenorrhea following Depo-Provera use at a district hospital in Malawi . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2016. [cited 2019 Jul 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/5250.

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Council of Science Editors:

Mwafulirwa B. Women's experiences of amenorrhea following Depo-Provera use at a district hospital in Malawi . [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/5250

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University of the Western Cape

2. Goeiman, Hilary Denice. Developing a comprehensive nutrition workforce planning framework for the public health sector to respond to the nutrition-related burden in South Africa .

Degree: 2018, University of the Western Cape

South Africa has not responded well to recommendations in national evaluation reports to address human resource challenges associated with the implementation of nutrition programmes and improved service delivery. Twenty-four years have passed since the dawning of democracy and the nutrition situation within the population has actually deteriorated, with persistently high levels of stunting in young children and the growing prevalence of overweight and obesity in all age groups. These conditions not only rob people of their potential, but they carry a high cost for the state and society as a whole. This study aimed to develop a comprehensive and empirically sound nutrition workforce development planning framework for the public health sector so that it is better equipped to address the nutrition-related burden of disease in South Africa. The study explored the provision of nutrition services in South Africa, focusing on the nutrition-specific work components of health personnel ‒ doctors, nurses, dietitians, nutritionists, health promoters and community health workers working at the primary health care level in the public health sector. Evidence-based workforce information was collected through a mixed methodology comprising: literature reviews, document reviews, analysis of scopes of practice, job descriptions, competencies, workforce surveys, key informant interviews and consensus assessments through the application of the Delphi technique. Permission was obtained to adapt and use questionnaires from an Australian workforce study. Ethical approval, permission to conduct the study and informed consent were obtained prior to the commencement of the interviews. Data was then analysed using descriptive statistics, content and thematic analysis and triangulation of all findings, followed by consensus assessments to describe the nutrition workforce and delineate the roles and functions thereof. The comprehensive planning framework that was developed was applied to the Western Cape province. Advisors/Committee Members: Swart, Elizabeth (advisor), Hughes, Roger (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Public health care; Universal health coverage; Dietitian; Health system; Nutritionist

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Goeiman, H. D. (2018). Developing a comprehensive nutrition workforce planning framework for the public health sector to respond to the nutrition-related burden in South Africa . (Thesis). University of the Western Cape. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11394/6900

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Goeiman, Hilary Denice. “Developing a comprehensive nutrition workforce planning framework for the public health sector to respond to the nutrition-related burden in South Africa .” 2018. Thesis, University of the Western Cape. Accessed July 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11394/6900.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Goeiman, Hilary Denice. “Developing a comprehensive nutrition workforce planning framework for the public health sector to respond to the nutrition-related burden in South Africa .” 2018. Web. 23 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Goeiman HD. Developing a comprehensive nutrition workforce planning framework for the public health sector to respond to the nutrition-related burden in South Africa . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2018. [cited 2019 Jul 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/6900.

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Council of Science Editors:

Goeiman HD. Developing a comprehensive nutrition workforce planning framework for the public health sector to respond to the nutrition-related burden in South Africa . [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/6900

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University of the Western Cape

3. Mbangani, Roselyn. Exploring the knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and practices of teachers around obesity and nutrition related non-communicable diseases .

Degree: 2018, University of the Western Cape

Introduction: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are among the leading causes of premature death in South Africa. As is the case with many countries in transition, in South Africa the burden of pre-NCDs such as overweight and obesity is increasing. The aim of this mixed method study was to gain an understanding on the knowledge, attitudes, practices and perceptions and related factors of primary and secondary school teachers in Limpopo Province of South Africa regarding nutrition related non-communicable diseases (NR-NCDs). Methodology: A mixed method approach, parallel convergent study design was used to collect both qualitative and quantitative data from a group of randomly selected public school teachers in Rakwadu Circuit, Limpopo, with due consideration of the ethical issues involved. For the quantitative inquiry, a previously validated structured questionnaire was adapted to collect data from 114 teachers, while 2 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) were conducted by the researcher to collect the qualitative data. Information collected included teachers‟ dietary practices, physical activity levels and their knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards nutrition related non-communicable diseases. Each of these variables had a number of questions which were scored and a mean score for each participant was obtained. Anthropometric measurements collected included Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). Advisors/Committee Members: Swart, Elizabeth Catherina (advisor), Wilkenson, Jill (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Non-communicable diseases; Diabetes; Obesity; Cardio vascular disease; Perceptions

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Mbangani, R. (2018). Exploring the knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and practices of teachers around obesity and nutrition related non-communicable diseases . (Thesis). University of the Western Cape. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11394/6905

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Mbangani, Roselyn. “Exploring the knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and practices of teachers around obesity and nutrition related non-communicable diseases .” 2018. Thesis, University of the Western Cape. Accessed July 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11394/6905.

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

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Mbangani, Roselyn. “Exploring the knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and practices of teachers around obesity and nutrition related non-communicable diseases .” 2018. Web. 23 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Mbangani R. Exploring the knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and practices of teachers around obesity and nutrition related non-communicable diseases . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2018. [cited 2019 Jul 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/6905.

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

Council of Science Editors:

Mbangani R. Exploring the knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and practices of teachers around obesity and nutrition related non-communicable diseases . [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/6905

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

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