K Peltzer

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Affiliation: University of the North
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Brain fag symptoms in rural South African secondary school pupils
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 83:1187-96. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint AIDS awareness of secondary school pupils in the northern province of South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 83:955-8. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting condom use among senior secondary school pupils in South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa
    Cent Afr J Med 46:302-8. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Smokeless tobacco use among urban white and black South Africans
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 85:933-4. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and attitudes about HIV/AIDS of a sample of school teachers in South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 87:1065-6. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Minor psychiatric morbidity in South African secondary school pupils
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 85:397-402. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Gambling attitudes among black South African university students
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 86:957-62. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Perception of illness among secondary school pupils in South Africa: malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and alcoholism
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 88:847-8. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Tobacco use among black South African university students: attitudes, risk awareness and health locus of control
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North
    Curationis 24:4-8. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of interventions for child sexual abuse in an urban South African sample
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 88:857-60. 2001

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  1. ncbi request reprint Brain fag symptoms in rural South African secondary school pupils
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 83:1187-96. 1998
    ..The findings are discussed in relation to the nature of brain fag symptoms, precipitating factors, and socioeconomic status...
  2. ncbi request reprint AIDS awareness of secondary school pupils in the northern province of South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 83:955-8. 1998
    ..quot; Analysis of variance indicated no relationships for sex, age, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status with correct answers...
  3. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting condom use among senior secondary school pupils in South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa
    Cent Afr J Med 46:302-8. 2000
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Smokeless tobacco use among urban white and black South Africans
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 85:933-4. 1999
    ..Although a majority acknowledged negative effects of snuff use on their health and its addictive character, 42% either do not believe or do not know that snuff contains nicotine and causes cancer...
  5. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and attitudes about HIV/AIDS of a sample of school teachers in South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 87:1065-6. 2000
    ..Pearson product-moment correlations of .3 and .6 suggested weak association of knowledge about transmission and general knowledge with a supportive attitude...
  6. ncbi request reprint Minor psychiatric morbidity in South African secondary school pupils
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 85:397-402. 1999
    ..6% of the pupils had a possible clinically significant psychological disorder. Contributing factors identified were interpersonal, study, finance, illness, perceived stress, low self-efficacy, and low religious orientation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Gambling attitudes among black South African university students
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 86:957-62. 2000
    ..8 yr., SD = 3.9). Analysis showed that men held more positive attitudes than women did towards gambling. Positive attitudes toward gambling were related to individual differences in risk-taking, liberalism, and course of study...
  8. ncbi request reprint Perception of illness among secondary school pupils in South Africa: malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and alcoholism
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 88:847-8. 2001
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Tobacco use among black South African university students: attitudes, risk awareness and health locus of control
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North
    Curationis 24:4-8. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: For about 9% of the male students investigated, a high risk exists to become regular tobacco users for the next 30 years...
  10. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of interventions for child sexual abuse in an urban South African sample
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 88:857-60. 2001
    ..Participants supported prosecuting offenders and longer prison sentences and did not favour leniency for first-time offenders. They further believed children, the family, and even less the offenders should receive treatment...
  11. ncbi request reprint Opinion on AIDS prevention and education among rural secondary school pupils in the northern province of South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 87:593-5. 2000
    ..75), 'knowledge of self-protection' (.68), 'how AIDS/HIV affects the body' (.66), and 'alcohol and sexual behaviour'. These findings should contribute to the development of health promotion initiatives directed at AIDS/HIV...
  12. ncbi request reprint Substance use among urban and rural secondary school pupils in South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Sovenga 0727, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 87:582-4. 2000
    ..The three most predominantly used substances were alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis. Urban and rural differences in substances used were found...
  13. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting behaviors that address HIV risk among senior secondary school pupils in South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 89:51-6. 2001
    ..It is suggested that these predictors should be included in intervention programs for HIV prevention...
  14. ncbi request reprint Traumatic experiencing and post traumatic psychological symptoms in South African University students
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, South Africa
    Cent Afr J Med 44:280-3. 1998
    ..Traumatized and nontraumatized subjects were compared on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, depression and anxiety. In addition, gender differences, socio-economic and family background were studied...
  15. ncbi request reprint Attitudes towards handicaps in South African and Indian university students
    K Peltzer
    Health Behavior Research Unit, University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 89:216. 2001
    ..327 first-year students in South Africa showed a significantly more favourable attitude towards handicaps than 205 first-year Indian students...
  16. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and practice of condom use among first year students at University of the North, South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North
    Curationis 24:53-7. 2001
    ..The most common reasons for not using a condom were 'I do not have the AIDS virus' and 'I thought I was safe' seems to indicate a low perceived susceptibility. Findings are discussed in view of condom promotion programmes...
  17. ncbi request reprint Breast self-examination and cervical (Pap) smear test: attitudes and self-reported practices among South African women
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 89:27-32. 2001
    ..Of the Black women 60.5% and 8.4% of White women had never had a cervical smear test. Logistic regression analysis indicated that attitudes were an independent predictor for these two tests...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and patterns of child sexual abuse and victim-perpetrator relationship among secondary school students in the northern province (South Africa)
    S N Madu
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727, South Africa
    Arch Sex Behav 30:311-21. 2001
    ..7%) perceived themselves as not sexually abused as a child, and many (50.2%) rated their childhood as "very happy." A call is made for more research, publicity, and campaigns in the area of child sexual abuse in the Province...
  19. ncbi request reprint Concepts and treatment for diabetes among traditional and faith healers in the northern province, South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North
    Curationis 24:42-7. 2001
    ..The authors conclude that the concepts and treatment modalities for diabetes among traditional and faith healers should be taken note of by health workers while developing health education programmes in the Province...
  20. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of epilepsy among black students at a university in South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North
    Curationis 24:62-7. 2001
    ..Findings should be included in educational programmes for young adults...
  21. ncbi request reprint Smokeless tobacco use among adults in the Northern Province of South Africa: qualitative data from focus groups
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa
    Subst Use Misuse 36:447-62. 2001
    ..Generally, positive and medicinal effects were noted for snuff use. Most participants agreed that it is addictive, but only a few acknowledged the negative effects in terms of causing cancer...
  22. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress symptoms in a population of rural children in South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 85:646-50. 1999
    ..71% had more than one score and 53% had more than four scores on the Reporting Questionnaire for Children. Posttraumatic stress symptoms were significantly related to age and experiences such as those mentioned above...
  23. ncbi request reprint The prediction of condom use intention among South African university students
    S Mashegoane
    Discipline of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, University of the North, Sovenga, Republic of South Africa
    Psychol Rep 95:407-17. 2004
    ..Attitudes, subjective norms and perceived self-efficacy were associated with female students' intention to use condoms. Implications for strategies of HIV/AIDS prevention are discussed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking in Black and White South Africans
    K Peltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa
    East Afr Med J 78:115-8. 2001
    ..Stronger beliefs in the importance of not smoking, being female and lower age were identified as independent predictors among non-smokers than smokers...
  25. ncbi request reprint HIV/AIDS/STI/TB knowledge, beliefs and practices of traditional healers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Human Sciences Research Council and University of Limpopo, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
    AIDS Care 18:608-13. 2006
    ..Randomized control trials are called for to test the effectiveness of traditional healing for HIV/AIDS, STI and TB prevention and care...
  26. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of female sex workers and their HIV/AIDS/STI knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in semi-urban areas in South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Human Sciences Research Council and University of KwaZulu Natal
    Curationis 27:4-11. 2004
    ..One third were drinking alcohol daily, one quarter had had voluntary HIV tests, and three quarters had been exposed to HIV interventions. Findings are discussed and implications for HIV interventions outlined...
  27. ncbi request reprint Black South African children's understanding of health and illness: colds, chicken pox, broken arms and AIDS
    K Peltzer
    Social Aspects of HIV AIDS and Health, Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Child Care Health Dev 29:385-93. 2003
    ..To examine the understanding of both health and illness (colds, broken arms, chicken pox, AIDS) in the same black South African children..
  28. ncbi request reprint Nutrition knowledge and food choice among black students in South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Health Behaviour Research Unit, University of the North, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727, South Africa
    Cent Afr J Med 48:4-8. 2002
    ..To investigate the relationship between nutrition knowledge and dietary behaviour, and to assess the perceived influences on food selection among Black students in South Africa...
  29. ncbi request reprint 'Brain fag' symptoms in apprentices in Nigeria
    O Morakinyo
    Department of Mental Health, College of Health Sciences, Olufemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
    Psychopathology 35:362-6. 2002
    ..The implications of these findings for two of the theories advanced for the pathogenesis of the brain fag syndrome were discussed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting behaviours that address HIV risk among black and white South Africans
    K Peltzer
    Health Behaviour Research Unit, University of the North
    Curationis 25:19-22. 2002
    ..HIV prevention intervention programmes should include the identified factors and cultural diversity...
  31. ncbi request reprint Utilization of delivery services in the context of prevention of HIV from mother-to-child (PMTCT) in a rural community, South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Social Aspects of HIV AIDS and Health, Human Sciences Research Council, Private Bag X41, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
    Curationis 29:54-61. 2006
    ..HIV knowledge, HIV testing behaviour and attitudes were found to be not associated with the delivery option...
  32. ncbi request reprint New approaches, new activities and new outcomes in international conferences on HIV/AIDS in Africa--report of the 3rd African Conference on the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, Dakar, 10-14 October 2005
    C I Niang
    Human Sciences Research Council, 69 83 Plein Street, Cape Town, South Africa
    SAHARA J 3:424-49. 2006
    ..The conference offered food for thought around response construction while singling out the themes of urgency and acceleration of response, synergy construction, and coordination and conception of political responses...
  33. ncbi request reprint Report and policy brief: 2nd Annual Conference on Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research, Cape Town, 9-12 May 2004
    S Kleintjes
    SAHARA J 1:62-77. 2004
  34. ncbi request reprint Perceived HIV/AIDS impact among staff in tertiary institutions in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
    N Phaswana-Mafuya
    Social Aspects of HIV AIDS and Health, Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    SAHARA J 2:277-85. 2005
    ..The results of the study showed that HIV/AIDS impacts negatively on duties at work, lowers staff morale and increases staff workload...
  35. ncbi request reprint Training primary care nurses to conduct alcohol screening and brief interventions in South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Human Sciences Research Council and University Limpopo, Cape Town, South Africa
    Curationis 29:16-21. 2006
    ..When delivered in the context of a comprehensive SBI implementation programme, this training is effective in changing providers' knowledge, attitudes, and practice of SBI for at-risk drinking...
  36. ncbi request reprint Community perception of quality of (primary) health care services in a rural area of Limpopo Province, South Africa: a qualitative study
    T A B Mashego
    University of Limpopo
    Curationis 28:13-21. 2005
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of HIV counselling and testing, self-disclosure, social support and sexual behaviour change among a rural sample of HIV reactive patients in South Africa
    E Sethosa
    Health Behaviour Research Unit, University of the North
    Curationis 28:29-41. 2005
    ..Social support was found to be significantly related to disclosure of HIV status, while counselling context and content and counselling satisfaction were not related with HIV disclosure...
  38. ncbi request reprint Health beliefs and prescription medication compliance among diagnosed hypertension clinic attenders in a rural South African Hospital
    K Peltzer
    Human Sciences Research Council, University of the North
    Curationis 27:15-23. 2004
    ..Results are discussed in view of improving culturally sensitive compliance behaviour among hypertensive patients...
  39. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and attitudes of primary care nurses and midwives towards health promotion in rural South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Health Behaviour Research Unit, University of the North
    Curationis 24:46-51. 2001
    ..3%) than knowledge about health promotion (33.3%). Finally, the study found that compliance with health promotion was seen as a problem but health counselling was nevertheless seen as cost effective...
  40. ncbi request reprint Factors at first diagnosis of tuberculosis associated with compliance with the Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) in the Limpopo Province, South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Health Behaviour Research Unit, University of the North
    Curationis 25:55-67. 2002
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in a rural primary care population in South Africa
    K Peltzer
    Human Sciences Research Council, University of Limpopo, South Africa
    Psychol Rep 100:1115-20. 2007
    ..8). A current indicative diagnosis of PTSD of 12.4% also compares with other studies; 19.9% among urban Xhosa primary care patients and 11.8% among American primary care patients...