Alan J Flisher

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cape Town
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi Risk behavior in a community sample of children and adolescents
    A J Flisher
    Columbia University, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 39:881-7. 2000
  2. ncbi Brief report: Test-retest reliability of self-reported adolescent risk behaviour
    Alan J Flisher
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Groote Schuur Hosipital, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    J Adolesc 27:207-12. 2004
  3. ncbi Substance use by adolescents in Cape Town: prevalence and correlates
    Alan J Flisher
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health of the University of Cape Town, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, and the Biostatistics Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Adolesc Health 32:58-65. 2003
  4. ncbi Suicide trends in South Africa, 1968--90
    Alan J Flisher
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
    Scand J Public Health 32:411-8. 2004
  5. doi Process evaluation of a school-based HIV/AIDS intervention in South Africa
    Wanjiru Mukoma
    Childrenës Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health 37:37-47. 2009
  6. doi HIV education in South African schools: the dilemma and conflicts of educators
    Nazeema Ahmed
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health 37:48-54. 2009
  7. doi Public sector mental health systems in South Africa: inter-provincial comparisons and policy implications
    Crick Lund
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, 46 Sawkins Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45:393-404. 2010
  8. pmc Methamphetamine use, aggressive behavior and other mental health issues among high-school students in Cape Town, South Africa
    Andreas Pluddemann
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Drug Alcohol Depend 109:14-9. 2010
  9. doi HIV risk behaviours and their relationship to intimate partner violence (IPV) among men who have multiple female sexual partners in Cape Town, South Africa
    Loraine Townsend
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 15:132-41. 2011
  10. doi Meeting the millennium development goals in Sub-saharan Africa: what about mental health?
    Sarah Skeen
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Int Rev Psychiatry 22:624-31. 2010

Detail Information

Publications100

  1. ncbi Risk behavior in a community sample of children and adolescents
    A J Flisher
    Columbia University, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 39:881-7. 2000
    ....
  2. ncbi Brief report: Test-retest reliability of self-reported adolescent risk behaviour
    Alan J Flisher
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Groote Schuur Hosipital, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    J Adolesc 27:207-12. 2004
    ..For the remaining 7 items, the percentage agreement was higher than 92.0%. The questionnaire thus demonstrates adequate test-retest reliability...
  3. ncbi Substance use by adolescents in Cape Town: prevalence and correlates
    Alan J Flisher
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health of the University of Cape Town, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, and the Biostatistics Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Adolesc Health 32:58-65. 2003
    ..To document the prevalence rates for use of cigarettes, alcohol, and cannabis among high school students in Cape Town, and to investigate whether use of these substances is associated with a set of hypothesized psychosocial correlates...
  4. ncbi Suicide trends in South Africa, 1968--90
    Alan J Flisher
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
    Scand J Public Health 32:411-8. 2004
    ..A study was undertaken to investigate suicide rates and proportional mortality trends in South Africa from 1968 to 1990...
  5. doi Process evaluation of a school-based HIV/AIDS intervention in South Africa
    Wanjiru Mukoma
    Childrenës Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health 37:37-47. 2009
    ..This paper presents a process evaluation that assessed the fidelity and quality of implementation, as well as the acceptability and subjective evaluations of a HIV/AIDS intervention among students and teachers...
  6. doi HIV education in South African schools: the dilemma and conflicts of educators
    Nazeema Ahmed
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health 37:48-54. 2009
    ..The aim of this research was to provide an understanding of educators' beliefs, attitudes and behaviours with regard to sexual and reproductive health promotion...
  7. doi Public sector mental health systems in South Africa: inter-provincial comparisons and policy implications
    Crick Lund
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, 46 Sawkins Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45:393-404. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to document levels of current public sector mental health service provision in South Africa and compare services across provinces, in relation to current national policy and legislation...
  8. pmc Methamphetamine use, aggressive behavior and other mental health issues among high-school students in Cape Town, South Africa
    Andreas Pluddemann
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Drug Alcohol Depend 109:14-9. 2010
    ..This study investigated the prevalence of methamphetamine use among high-school students in Cape Town and whether students reporting methamphetamine use were more likely to be at risk for mental health and aggressive behavior problems...
  9. doi HIV risk behaviours and their relationship to intimate partner violence (IPV) among men who have multiple female sexual partners in Cape Town, South Africa
    Loraine Townsend
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 15:132-41. 2011
    ....
  10. doi Meeting the millennium development goals in Sub-saharan Africa: what about mental health?
    Sarah Skeen
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Int Rev Psychiatry 22:624-31. 2010
    ....
  11. doi Achieving the health Millennium Development Goals for South Africa: challenges and priorities
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 374:1023-31. 2009
    ..The South African Government, installed in April, 2009, has the mandate and potential to address the public health emergencies facing the country--will they do so or will another opportunity and many more lives be lost?..
  12. doi Can peer education make a difference? Evaluation of a South African adolescent peer education program to promote sexual and reproductive health
    Amanda J Mason-Jones
    Adolescent Health Research Unit, University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
    AIDS Behav 15:1605-11. 2011
    ..Governments who advocate widespread use of peer education as an approach need to recognise barriers to implementation and ensure ongoing monitoring and evaluation of effectiveness and cost effectiveness...
  13. doi Predictors of early first sexual intercourse among adolescents in Cape Town, South Africa
    Catherine Mathews
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Health Educ Res 24:1-10. 2009
    ..These findings indicate some of the factors that influence young adolescent's transition to first intercourse and that need to be addressed when designing effective interventions...
  14. doi Development and test-retest reliability of a research instrument designed to evaluate school-based HIV/AIDS interventions in South Africa and Tanzania
    Wanjiru Mukoma
    Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, Red Cross War Memorial Children s Hospital, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health 37:7-15. 2009
    ..This article reports on the development and psychometric properties of an instrument to evaluate school-based HIV/ AIDS interventions aimed at adolescents in three African sites...
  15. ncbi Injury-related behaviour among South African high-school students at six sites
    Alan J Flisher
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health and Adolescent Health Research Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 96:825-30. 2006
    ..To document and compare prevalence rates of adolescent injury-related risk behaviours at six sites in South Africa...
  16. doi Adolescent methamphetamine use and sexual risk behaviour in secondary school students in Cape Town, South Africa
    Andreas Pluddemann
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Drug Alcohol Rev 27:687-92. 2008
    ..Drug abuse and sexually transmitted infections (STI) prevention services should incorporate the link between drugs and STI into their prevention and education strategies, especially those aimed at school-going adolescents...
  17. pmc Sexual health, HIV risk, and retention in an adolescent HIV-prevention trial preparatory cohort
    Heather B Jaspan
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Adolesc Health 49:42-6. 2011
    ..Although adolescents are at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, they have not been, included in HIV vaccine trials...
  18. doi Mental health policy in South Africa: development process and content
    Catherine E Draper
    Mental Health and Poverty Project, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
    Health Policy Plan 24:342-56. 2009
    ..The aim of this analysis is to describe the content of mental health policy and the process of its development in SA...
  19. pmc Community perspectives on the ethical issues surrounding adolescent HIV vaccine trials in South Africa
    Heather B Jaspan
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Vaccine 26:5679-83. 2008
    ..In general, ethical adolescent HIV vaccine trials will be feasible in this community...
  20. ncbi Adolescent HIV prevalence, sexual risk, and willingness to participate in HIV vaccine trials
    Heather B Jaspan
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Adolesc Health 39:642-8. 2006
    ..To determine human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence, sexual risk behaviors, and attitudes toward HIV vaccine trials among 11-19 year-olds in a peri-urban community near Cape Town, South Africa...
  21. ncbi Associations among adolescent risk behaviours and self-esteem in six domains
    Lauren G Wild
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 45:1454-67. 2004
    ..This study investigated associations among adolescents' self-esteem in 6 domains (peers, school, family, sports/athletics, body image and global self-worth) and risk behaviours related to substance use, bullying, suicidality and sexuality...
  22. doi Characterization of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders among individuals starting antiretroviral therapy in South Africa
    John A Joska
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 15:1197-203. 2011
    ..In a regression model, a lower level of education and male gender were predictive of HIV-D. These findings suggest that HAND are highly prevalent in primary care settings in South Africa where clade C HIV is predominant...
  23. ncbi Alcohol use in South Africa: findings from the South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug use (SACENDU) Project
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Stud Alcohol 63:430-5. 2002
    ..To provide community-level public health surveillance on alcohol misuse in South Africa and the associated negative consequences...
  24. ncbi Norms for mental health services in South Africa
    Crick Lund
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, 46 Sawkins Road, 7700, Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:587-94. 2006
    ..This study set out to develop a set of service norms for the care of people with severe psychiatric conditions (SPC) in South Africa, to assist the implementation of the new policy...
  25. doi The burden of non-communicable diseases in South Africa
    Bongani M Mayosi
    Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 374:934-47. 2009
    ....
  26. doi 'Mental health is everybody's business': roles for an intersectoral approach in South Africa
    Sarah Skeen
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
    Int Rev Psychiatry 22:611-23. 2010
    ..These include the importance of developing programmes alongside legislation, employing targeted awareness-raising to engage sectors, and developing a structured approach to intersectoral action...
  27. doi The relationship between substance use and delinquency among high-school students in Cape Town, South Africa
    Tara Carney
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, 7505 Cape Town, South Africa
    J Adolesc 36:447-55. 2013
    ..Smoking also significantly interacted with delinquent-type behaviour to increase future risk of this behaviour. The findings point to the need for intervening early with adolescents who show delinquent-type behaviour...
  28. pmc A prospective study of methamphetamine use as a predictor of high school non-attendance in Cape Town, South Africa
    Andreas Pluddemann
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 5:25. 2010
    ..This prospective study investigated the association between life-long methamphetamine and other drug use and high school non-attendance, in a sample of high school students in Cape Town, South Africa...
  29. pmc The time is now: missed opportunities to address patient needs in community clinics in Cape Town, South Africa
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1218-26. 2010
    ..To investigate the prevalence and correlates of missed opportunities for addressing reproductive and mental health needs during patients' visits to primary healthcare facilities...
  30. ncbi Prevalence and correlates of partner violence among South African adolescents
    Alan J Flisher
    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 48:619-27. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study were to document prevalence rates for partner violence among high school students in Cape Town, and to explore factors that are associated with such violence...
  31. doi Effectiveness of respondent-driven sampling to recruit high risk heterosexual men who have multiple female sexual partners: differences in HIV prevalence and sexual risk behaviours measured at two time points
    Loraine Townsend
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 14:1330-9. 2010
    ..Further BBSS among this population are needed before more reliable trends can be inferred...
  32. doi Mental health service users' perceptions and experiences of sedation, seclusion and restraint
    Pat Mayers
    Division of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 56:60-73. 2010
    ..These interventions pose significant ethical and practical challenges to service providers who are responsible for safeguarding the human rights of mental health service users...
  33. doi Bias in a binary risk behaviour model subject to inconsistent reports and dropout in a South African high school cohort study
    Perpetual Chikobvu
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Stat Med 28:494-509. 2009
    ..The inverse probability weighting approach is more precise and is suitable for this setting in order to determine risk factors for the incidence of self-reported substance used in a cohort with a high dropout rate...
  34. ncbi Brief report: Social and neighbourhood correlates of adolescent drunkenness: a pilot study in Cape Town, South Africa
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council of South Africa, PO Box 19070, 7505 Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Adolesc 27:369-74. 2004
    ..To identify social and neighbourhood correlates of drunkenness among adolescents...
  35. ncbi Substance abuse, suicidality, and self-esteem in South African adolescents
    Lauren G Wild
    Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
    J Drug Educ 34:1-17. 2004
    ....
  36. ncbi Smoking in Cape Town: community influences on adolescent tobacco use
    Gary King
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Prev Med 36:114-23. 2003
    ..This paper examines the effect of pro- and antisocial opinions about communities on cigarette use by Black, Colored, and White 8th- and 11th-grade students in Cape Town, South Africa...
  37. ncbi Sexual behaviour of Cape Town high-school students
    Alan J Flisher
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 93:537-41. 2003
    ..To document prevalence rates for selected aspects of sexual behaviour among Cape Town high-school students and to conduct a survival analysis of age at first intercourse...
  38. doi A model for community mental health services in South Africa
    Crick Lund
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1040-7. 2009
    ..To provide a model to estimate human resource needs for community-based mental health services in South Africa...
  39. pmc Prevalence and correlates of substance use among South African primary care clinic patients
    Catherine L Ward
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Subst Use Misuse 43:1395-410. 2008
    ..Because prevalence of substance use is high in this population, routine screening should be introduced in primary care clinics...
  40. doi Associations between alcohol misuse and risks for HIV infection among men who have multiple female sexual partners in Cape Town, South Africa
    Loraine Townsend
    Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 22:1544-54. 2010
    ..HIV prevention interventions specifically targeting drinkers, the contexts in which problem drinking occurs and multiple sexual partnering are urgently needed...
  41. doi Traditional healer attitudes and beliefs regarding referral of the mentally ill to Western doctors in South Africa
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Transcult Psychiatry 47:591-609. 2010
    ..Recommendations include the need for traditional healers to be trained to identify potential cases of mental illness in their communities and for dialogue between traditional and allopathic physicians in regard to mental health care...
  42. doi The quality of HIV testing services for adolescents in Cape Town, South Africa: do adolescent-friendly services make a difference?
    Catherine Mathews
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, and School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    J Adolesc Health 44:188-90. 2009
    ..We found improved accessibility to HIV testing, but no impact on adolescent's experience of negative attitudes from health workers and confidentiality breaches...
  43. ncbi Heroin users in Cape Town, South Africa: injecting practices, HIV-related risk behaviors, and other health consequences
    Andreas Pluddemann
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    J Psychoactive Drugs 40:273-9. 2008
    ..While injecting use still appears to be fairly limited, this has the potential to change. Further debate is required regarding the introduction of harm reduction approaches that have been found to be effective elsewhere...
  44. doi Scaling up child and adolescent mental health services in South Africa: human resource requirements and costs
    Crick Lund
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:1121-30. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to calculate the human resources and associated costs required to scale up CAMHS in South Africa...
  45. pmc Traditional healers in the treatment of common mental disorders in South Africa
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:434-41. 2009
    ..Alternative practitioners, including traditional healers and religious advisors, appear to play a notable role in the delivery of mental health care in South Africa...
  46. ncbi The South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU): description, findings (1997-99) and policy implications
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Addiction 97:969-76. 2002
    ....
  47. ncbi The association between psychopathology and substance use in young people: a review of the literature
    Amina Saban
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, and Adolescent Health Research Unit, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Psychoactive Drugs 42:37-47. 2010
    ..The need for more longitudinal studies on community populations, and increased access to funds and resources for researchers in developing countries is highlighted...
  48. ncbi The assessment of need for mental health services
    John Joska
    Dept of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Valkenberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:529-39. 2005
    ..The association between prevalence, service use and unmet need requires review in order to establish whether there are trends and consistent findings...
  49. doi Who are the peer educators? HIV prevention in South African schools
    Amanda J Mason-Jones
    Adolescent Health Research Unit, University of Cape Town, Cape Town 7700, Republic of South Africa
    Health Educ Res 26:563-71. 2011
    ..7%, P = 0.004) or car (50.2% versus 41.0%, P = 0.005)]. Further research is needed to explore specific peer educator characteristics and recruitment and selection approaches that are associated with effective HIV prevention interventions...
  50. doi Poverty and common mental disorders in low and middle income countries: A systematic review
    Crick Lund
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Soc Sci Med 71:517-28. 2010
    ....
  51. ncbi Unsafe sexual behaviour in South African youth
    Liberty Eaton
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    Soc Sci Med 56:149-65. 2003
    ..The findings will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the fields of adolescent sexual behaviour and HIV prevention in developing countries...
  52. ncbi Introducing HIV/AIDS to South African health sciences students
    Athol Kent
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Med Teach 27:647-9. 2005
    ..This programme represents a platform for introducing a 'golden thread' of HIV/AIDS into health sciences curricula in countries profoundly affected by the epidemic...
  53. ncbi A systematic literature review of tobacco use among adults 15 years and older in sub-Saharan Africa
    Loraine Townsend
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health and Adolescent Health Research Institute, University of Cape Town, E36A Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    Drug Alcohol Depend 84:14-27. 2006
    ..The purpose of this review is to synthesize the available prevalence data on current tobacco use among adults in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...
  54. doi Handheld computers for survey and trial data collection in resource-poor settings: development and evaluation of PDACT, a Palm Pilot interviewing system
    Christopher J Seebregts
    Biomedical Informatics Research, e Health Research and Innovation Platform, Medical Research Council, South Africa
    Int J Med Inform 78:721-31. 2009
    ..healthware.org/pdact/index.htm) for the Palm Pilot handheld computer for interviewer-administered and respondent-administered data collection...
  55. ncbi Bed/population ratios in South African public sector mental health services
    Crick Lund
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, RSA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 37:346-9. 2002
    ..This study documents current bed/population ratios per 100 000 population in public sector mental health services in South Africa...
  56. pmc The association between substance use and common mental disorders in young adults: results from the South African Stress and Health (SASH) Survey
    Amina Saban
    Adolescent Health Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa School of Public Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Pan Afr Med J 17:11. 2014
    ....
  57. pmc Mental illness and lost income among adult South Africans
    Crick Lund
    Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, 46 Sawkins Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town 7700, South Africa
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:845-51. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between mental disorder and lost income in the first nationally representative psychiatric epidemiology survey in South Africa...
  58. ncbi Community/hospital indicators in South African public sector mental health services
    Crick Lund
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 6:181-7. 2003
    ..These indicators are potentially useful for assessing the implementation of policy objectives over time...
  59. ncbi Process evaluation of the teacher training for an AIDS prevention programme
    Nazeema Ahmed
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, E36A Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    Health Educ Res 21:621-32. 2006
    ..This highlights the need for HIV education to form part of teacher trainee programmes. Ongoing support and engagement with teachers is needed to encourage alternative teaching practices...
  60. doi Pathways to inpatient mental health care among people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders in South Africa
    Crick Lund
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, 46 Sawkins Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town 7700, South Africa
    Psychiatr Serv 61:235-40. 2010
    ....
  61. ncbi Secular trends in risk behaviour of Cape Town grade 8 students
    Alan J Flisher
    Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adolescent Health Research Institute, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 96:982-7. 2006
    ..To compare prevalence rates of selected risk behaviours and age of first intercourse of grade 8 students in Cape Town between 1997 and 2004...
  62. ncbi Suicidal ideation and attempts in adolescents: associations with depression and six domains of self-esteem
    Lauren G Wild
    Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701 South Africa
    J Adolesc 27:611-24. 2004
    ..Screening for depression and low self-esteem in the family context is discussed as a possible strategy for helping to identify adolescents at risk for suicide attempts...
  63. ncbi Suicide and exposure to organophosphate insecticides: cause or effect?
    L London
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Am J Ind Med 47:308-21. 2005
    ..Suicide using pesticides as agent is recognized as a major cause of pesticide poisoning...
  64. ncbi Factors associated with teachers' implementation of HIV/AIDS education in secondary schools in Cape Town, South Africa
    C Mathews
    Medical Research Council and University of Cape Town
    AIDS Care 18:388-97. 2006
    ..They also demonstrate the value and importance of interventions that go beyond a sexual health agenda, focussing on broader school development to improve school functioning and school climate...
  65. pmc Exposure to violence and its relationship to psychopathology in adolescents
    C L Ward
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Inj Prev 7:297-301. 2001
    ..This study aimed to establish prevalence of adolescents' exposure to violence and related symptoms in the South African context and to explore relationships between exposure and symptoms...
  66. ncbi Measurement of risk and protective factors for drug use and anti-social behavior among high school students in South Africa
    Neo K Morojele
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    J Drug Educ 32:25-39. 2002
    ..The findings support use of the CTC Youth Survey, with slight revisions, among South African high school students...
  67. pmc Written parental consent in school-based HIV/AIDS prevention research
    Catherine Mathews
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Am J Public Health 95:1266-9. 2005
    ....
  68. doi Does highly active antiretroviral therapy improve neurocognitive function? A systematic review
    John A Joska
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Neurovirol 16:101-14. 2010
    ..Studies examining the long-term effects of HAART on HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HANDs) using uniform methods of data collection are needed, together with clear reporting of HAART regimens...
  69. ncbi Association between psychopathology and substance use among school-going adolescents in Cape Town, South Africa
    Amina Saban
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Psychoactive Drugs 42:467-76. 2010
    ..Roles for gender, age and ethnicity emerged in the associations, but further investigation is recommended to examine these...
  70. ncbi A systematic review of the relationship between high school dropout and substance use
    Loraine Townsend
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, and Adolescent Health Research Institute, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 10:295-317. 2007
    ....
  71. ncbi Mental health policy development and implementation in four African countries
    Alan J Flisher
    School of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    J Health Psychol 12:505-16. 2007
    ..The four countries in which the programme is being conducted represent a variety of scenarios in mental health policy development and implementation...
  72. ncbi Epidemiological measurement of children's and adolescents' exposure to community violence: working with the current state of the science
    Rene Brandt
    Child, Youth and Family Development, Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
    Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 8:327-42. 2005
    ..A key recommendation is for sounder conceptualization of work in the field and greater transparency in the reporting of research, in order to facilitate the comparability of studies...
  73. ncbi Adolescent contraceptive non-use and covariation among risk behaviors
    A J Flisher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    J Adolesc Health 28:235-41. 2001
    ..To investigate whether adolescent contraceptive non-use is associated with other risk behaviors...
  74. pmc A qualitative assessment of perspectives on the inclusion of adolescents in HIV vaccine trials in South Africa
    H B Jaspan
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J STD AIDS 21:172-6. 2010
    ..The study highlighted a number of ethical and social issues that need to be addressed before the trials...
  75. ncbi Evaluations of health promoting schools: a review of nine studies
    Wanjiru Mukoma
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
    Health Promot Int 19:357-68. 2004
    ..However, the evaluation of health promoting schools is complex. We discuss some of the methodological challenges of evaluating health promoting schools and make suggestions for improving future evaluations...
  76. ncbi Urbanisation and adolescent risk behaviour
    A J Flisher
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 91:243-9. 2001
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  77. ncbi A review of studies of sexual behaviour of school students in sub-Saharan Africa
    Sylvia F Kaaya
    Department of Psychiatry, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dares Salaam, Tanzania
    Scand J Public Health 30:148-60. 2002
    ..This is a review of articles on sexual behaviour of school students in sub-Saharan Africa published between 1987 and 1999. The objective was to describe what is known in this regard and identify gaps in knowledge...
  78. ncbi An innovative inpatient psychotherapy unit in South Africa
    John A Joska
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1316-7. 2005
  79. ncbi Gender differences in depression and smoking among youth in Cape Town, South Africa
    Anita F Fernander
    Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 0086, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:41-50. 2006
    ..This paper examines gender differences in the association between depression, racially classified social group (RCSG) status, social amenities, and grade level with smoking among South African youth in Cape Town...
  80. ncbi Staff/population ratios in South African public sector mental health services
    Crick Lund
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 92:161-4. 2002
    ..To document existing staff/population ratios per 100,000 population in South African public sector mental health services...
  81. ncbi Substance use and sexual risk behavior among South African eighth grade students
    Lori Ann Palen
    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:761-3. 2006
    ..At the most recent sexual encounter, there was an association between substance use and being unfamiliar with one's sexual partner, but no association between substance use and condom use...
  82. ncbi Staff/bed and staff/patient ratios in South African public sector mental health services
    Crick Lund
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 92:157-61. 2002
    ..To document staff/bed and staff/patient ratios in public sector mental health services in South Africa...
  83. ncbi Promoting sexual and reproductive health in early adolescence in South Africa and Tanzania: development of a theory- and evidence-based intervention programme
    Leif Edvard Aarø
    Research Centre for Health Promotion, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Public Health 34:150-8. 2006
    ..The present article describes the organization, theoretical basis, and methodological approach of a project that aims at developing and evaluating school-based interventions targeting adolescents aged 12-14 years...
  84. ncbi Brief report: methods for collecting sexual behaviour information from South African adolescents--a comparison of paper versus personal digital assistant questionnaires
    Heather B Jaspan
    Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences, PO Box 13801 Mowbray 7705, South Africa
    J Adolesc 30:353-9. 2007
    ..Subjectively, adolescents found the use of PDA to be simple and confidential. PDA may be a useful method to collect sensitive, self-reported information from adolescents in resource-limited settings...
  85. pmc Inconsistent reports of sexual intercourse among South African high school students
    Lori Ann Palen
    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    J Adolesc Health 42:221-7. 2008
    ..This study aims to describe patterns of inconsistent reports of sexual intercourse among a sample of South African adolescents...
  86. ncbi Promoting child and adolescent mental health in low and middle income countries
    Vikram Patel
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Sangath, India
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:313-34. 2008
    ..We also consider the role of formal teaching and training programmes, and the role for specialists in CAMH promotion...
  87. ncbi Experience of mental disorder in the context of basic service reforms: the impact on caregiving environments in South Africa
    Alison Breen
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
    Int J Environ Health Res 17:327-34. 2007
    ..The findings indicate that factors associated with service reforms may increase the stress and burden experienced by households and in turn impact on the primary environment in which care is received...
  88. ncbi Trends in adolescent alcohol and other drug use: findings from three sentinel sites in South Africa (1997-2001)
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council of South Africa, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg, Cape Town 7505
    J Adolesc 27:429-40. 2004
    ..The study points to the need for AOD intervention programmes that target young people and the need for continued monitoring of adolescent AOD use in the future...
  89. ncbi Substance abuse and behavioral correlates of sexual assault among South African adolescents
    Gary King
    Department of Biobehavioral Health, 315 HHDE, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 28:683-96. 2004
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  90. ncbi Mental health of young people: a global public-health challenge
    Vikram Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 369:1302-13. 2007
    ..Addressing young people's mental-health needs is crucial if they are to fulfil their potential and contribute fully to the development of their communities...
  91. doi Rates of missing responses in personal digital assistant (PDA) versus paper assessments
    Lori Ann Palen
    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Eval Rev 32:257-72. 2008
    ..Certain analyses also suggest that paper assessments have higher rates of missingness for items pertaining to participants' sexual behavior. Implications of these results for evaluation research will be discussed...
  92. ncbi Mental and physical health of out of school children in a South African township
    Holan Liang
    Pervasive Developmental Disorder Department, The Michael Rutter Centre for Children and Young People, The Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ, UK
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 11:257-60. 2002
    ..Poor school attendance has negative consequences for the individual and society. We investigated physical and mental health correlates of school attendance amongst black children in Cape Town, South Africa...
  93. ncbi Bullying, violence, and risk behavior in South African school students
    Holan Liang
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, PO Box 085, Institute of Psychiatry, DeCrespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Child Abuse Negl 31:161-71. 2007
    ..To examine the prevalence of bullying behavior in adolescents from Cape Town and Durban, South Africa, and the association of these behaviors with levels of violence and risk behavior...
  94. ncbi The South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU) project, phases 1-8--cannabis and Mandrax
    Arvin Bhana
    Human Sciences Research Council, Durban
    S Afr Med J 92:542-7. 2002
    ..To provide community-level public health surveillance information on cannabis and Mandrax (methaqualone) use and associated health and social consequences...
  95. ncbi Mental health is integral to public health: a call to scale up evidence-based services and develop mental health research
    Crick Lund
    S Afr Med J 98:444, 446. 2008
  96. ncbi Sexual partners in a rural South African setting
    Elias Mpofu
    The Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:399-404. 2006
    ..Teenagers with early sexual experience and a history of substance-use tended to have multiple sexual partners, confirming the need for targeted HIV prevention interventions for young people in South Africa...
  97. ncbi Adherence to treatment in poorer countries: a new research direction?
    Alison Breen
    Psychiatr Serv 58:567-8. 2007
  98. ncbi Rasch modeling of the structure of health risk behavior in South african adolescents
    Elias Mpofu
    Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Services, The Pennsylvania State University, 329 CEDAR Building, University Park, 16802, USA
    J Appl Meas 7:323-34. 2006
    ..The findings support a syndrome view of health risk in teenagers as proposed by problem behavior theory...
  99. ncbi Leisure boredom and high school dropout in Cape Town, South Africa
    Lisa Wegner
    HIV AIDS Program, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa
    J Adolesc 31:421-31. 2008
    ..Further research is needed to investigate the longitudinal association between leisure boredom and school dropout...
  100. pmc Medical conditions of adolescents in alcohol and drug treatment: comparison with matched controls
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research, Oakland, California 94612 2304, USA
    J Adolesc Health 40:173-9. 2007
    ..This study addresses gaps in the literature regarding medical comorbidities in adolescents with alcohol and drug use disorders...