Jennifer Jelsma

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cape Town
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) domains most valued by urban IsiXhosa-speaking people
    Jennifer Jelsma
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    Qual Life Res 17:347-55. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: a literature survey
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Rehabil Med 41:1-12. 2009
  3. pmc Comparison of an interactive with a didactic educational intervention for improving the evidence-based practice knowledge of occupational therapists in the public health sector in South Africa: a randomised controlled trial
    Helen Buchanan
    Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, F45 Old Groote Schuur Hospital Building, University of Cape Town, Observatory, 7925 Cape Town, South Africa
    Trials 15:216. 2014
  4. doi request reprint The effect of the Nintendo Wii Fit on balance control and gross motor function of children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Dev Neurorehabil 16:27-37. 2013
  5. pmc How do children at special schools and their parents perceive their HRQoL compared to children at open schools?
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:72. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Who gets the disability grant in South Africa? An analysis of the characteristics of recipients in urban and rural areas
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    Disabil Rehabil 30:1139-45. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) domains most valued by urban isiXhosa-speaking people
    Jennifer Jelsma
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
    Qual Life Res 17:137-45. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint The determinants of health-related quality of life in urban and rural isi-Xhosa-speaking people with disabilities
    Jennifer Jelsma
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Rehabil Res 30:119-26. 2007
  9. pmc The motor development of orphaned children with and without HIV: Pilot exploration of foster care and residential placement
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    BMC Pediatr 11:11. 2011
  10. doi request reprint The prevalence of motor delay among HIV infected children living in Cape Town, South Africa
    Gillian Ferguson
    Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Rehabil Res 32:108-14. 2009

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Publications32

  1. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) domains most valued by urban IsiXhosa-speaking people
    Jennifer Jelsma
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    Qual Life Res 17:347-55. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate and identify aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) that are most valued by IsiXhosa-speaking people resident in underresourced areas of Cape Town, South Africa...
  2. doi request reprint Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: a literature survey
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Rehabil Med 41:1-12. 2009
    ..In 2001 the World Health Organization adopted the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and it has since been utilized extensively...
  3. pmc Comparison of an interactive with a didactic educational intervention for improving the evidence-based practice knowledge of occupational therapists in the public health sector in South Africa: a randomised controlled trial
    Helen Buchanan
    Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, F45 Old Groote Schuur Hospital Building, University of Cape Town, Observatory, 7925 Cape Town, South Africa
    Trials 15:216. 2014
    ..This study aimed to determine whether an interactive educational intervention (IE) was more effective than a didactic educational intervention (DE) in improving EBP knowledge, attitudes and behaviour at 12 weeks...
  4. doi request reprint The effect of the Nintendo Wii Fit on balance control and gross motor function of children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Dev Neurorehabil 16:27-37. 2013
    ..To study the impact of training using the Nintendo Wii Fit in 14 children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy...
  5. pmc How do children at special schools and their parents perceive their HRQoL compared to children at open schools?
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:72. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in children attending open schools (OS) and children with disabilities attending a special school (SS) and their parents in Cape Town South Africa...
  6. doi request reprint Who gets the disability grant in South Africa? An analysis of the characteristics of recipients in urban and rural areas
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    Disabil Rehabil 30:1139-45. 2008
    ..This study was to establish whether there was a difference in the characteristics of people who received a disability grant and those who did not in rural and urban samples of isiXhosa-speaking people with disability in South Africa...
  7. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) domains most valued by urban isiXhosa-speaking people
    Jennifer Jelsma
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
    Qual Life Res 17:137-45. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate and identify aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) that are most valued by isiXhosa-speaking people resident in under-resourced areas of Cape Town...
  8. ncbi request reprint The determinants of health-related quality of life in urban and rural isi-Xhosa-speaking people with disabilities
    Jennifer Jelsma
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Rehabil Res 30:119-26. 2007
    ..The rural setting seemed to contribute to a worse perceived health-related quality of life. This effect needs to be factored in when evaluating programmes...
  9. pmc The motor development of orphaned children with and without HIV: Pilot exploration of foster care and residential placement
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    BMC Pediatr 11:11. 2011
    ..A secondary objective was to compare the performance of children with HIV in these two settings with those of children who were HIV negative...
  10. doi request reprint The prevalence of motor delay among HIV infected children living in Cape Town, South Africa
    Gillian Ferguson
    Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Rehabil Res 32:108-14. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint The pitfalls of translation--a case study based on the translation of the EQ-5D into Xhosa
    Siviwe Mkoka
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 93:265-6. 2003
    ..If this is not done, the validity of cross-cultural research projects may be open to question...
  12. ncbi request reprint The health-related quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS
    Janeen Hughes
    Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Disabil Rehabil 26:371-6. 2004
    ..However, there is limited information available to determine the potential role of rehabilitation interventions in the management of PLWA in a resource-poor community...
  13. ncbi request reprint The reliability and validity of the Xhosa version of the EQ-5D
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Disabil Rehabil 26:103-8. 2004
    ..This study aimed to examine the reliability and validity of the Xhosa version of the EQ-5D, a Health Related Quality of Life measure which is often used as an outcome measure in clinical trials, within an urban Xhosa speaking population...
  14. pmc The determinants of self-reported health-related quality of life in a culturally and socially diverse South African community
    Jennifer Jelsma
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, Observatory, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 82:206-12. 2004
    ..To determine factors predictive of the score on the visual analogue scale (VAS) of the EQ-5D questionnaire...
  15. doi request reprint The sexual behaviour of physically disabled adolescents
    Soraya Maart
    Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Disabil Rehabil 32:438-43. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to compare the sexual behaviours of adolescents with physical disabilities to those of their non-disabled peers...
  16. pmc The prevalence and functional impact of musculoskeletal conditions amongst clients of a primary health care facility in an under-resourced area of Cape Town
    Romy Parker
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:2. 2010
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of MSC and the functional implications in a sample of people attending community health centres in Cape Town, South Africa...
  17. doi request reprint A comparison of the performance of the EQ-5D and the EQ-5D-Y health-related quality of life instruments in South African children
    Jennifer Jelsma
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Rehabil Res 33:172-7. 2010
    ..The two seem to give different results and consequently should be considered two related but separate instruments...
  18. pmc Preferences of urban Zimbabweans for health and life lived at different ages
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Department of Rehabilitation, Institute of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain, Belgium
    Bull World Health Organ 80:204-9. 2002
    ..To determine the age-weighting preferences of urban Zimbabweans in relation to health care priorities...
  19. ncbi request reprint Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and rehabilitation
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Disabil Rehabil 24:378-82. 2002
    ..The purpose of this paper is to examine the implications for rehabilitation of the widespread use of this measure...
  20. doi request reprint Does the requirement of getting active consent from parents in school-based research result in a biased sample? An empirical study
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, SouthAfrica
    J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics 7:56-62. 2012
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  21. ncbi request reprint Functioning at 6 months post stroke following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation
    Susan Rouillard
    Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 102:545-8. 2012
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  22. doi request reprint Managing Pain in Women Living With HIV/AIDS: A Randomized Controlled Trial Testing the Effect of a Six-Week Peer-Led Exercise and Education Intervention
    Romy Parker
    Departments of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Psychiatry and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Nerv Ment Dis 204:665-72. 2016
    ..41) and 4 (Cohen's d = 0.59). Provision of a workbook and participating in a 6-week peer-led exercise and education intervention are efficacious methods to treat pain in amaXhosa women living with HIV/AIDS. ..
  23. doi request reprint Pain in amaXhosa Women Living With HIV/AIDS: Translation and Validation of the Brief Pain Inventory-Xhosa
    Romy Parker
    Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 51:126-132.e2. 2016
    ..The prevalence of pain in amaXhosa living with HIV/AIDS was unknown at the commencement of the study. A culturally appropriate, valid, and reliable instrument is required to measure pain and its impact in this population...
  24. pmc The impact of an employee wellness programme in clothing/textile manufacturing companies: a randomised controlled trial
    Naila Edries
    Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Cape, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 13:25. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term effects of an employee wellness programme on HRQoL, health behaviour change, body mass index (BMI) and absenteeism amongst clothing and textile manufacturing employees...
  25. doi request reprint Motor proficiency and dynamic visual acuity in children with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss
    Willemien Martin
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 76:1520-5. 2012
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  26. pmc How do Zimbabweans value health states?
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Division of Physiotherapy, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, South Africa
    Popul Health Metr 1:11. 2003
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  27. pmc Disability weights from a household survey in a low socio-economic setting: how does it compare to the global burden of disease 2010 study?
    Ian Neethling
    Burden of Disease Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Glob Health Action 9:31754. 2016
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  28. pmc The use of the EQ-5D-Y health related quality of life outcome measure in children in the Western Cape, South Africa: psychometric properties, feasibility and usefulness - a longitudinal, analytical study
    Des Scott
    Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 15:12. 2017
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the EQ-5D-Y when used to assess the HRQoL of children with different health states...
  29. doi request reprint Disability and access to health care - a community based descriptive study
    Soraya Maart
    Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Disabil Rehabil 36:1489-93. 2014
    ..Participants in a large community based survey in a low-income area were asked questions relating to their use of health related services...
  30. pmc Pain in people living with HIV/AIDS: a systematic review
    Romy Parker
    Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Int AIDS Soc 17:18719. 2014
    ..A systematic review of the literature was conducted to establish the prevalence and characteristics of pain and to explore pain management in PLWHA...
  31. doi request reprint Effect of a trunk-targeted intervention using vibration on posture and gait in children with spastic type cerebral palsy: a randomized control trial
    Marianne Unger
    Division of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Dev Neurorehabil 16:79-88. 2013
    ..This study aimed to determine whether strengthening trunk muscles using vibration can improve posture and gait in children with spastic-type cerebral palsy (STCP)...
  32. doi request reprint Impact of using the ICF framework as an assessment tool for students in paediatric physiotherapy: a preliminary study
    Jennifer Jelsma
    Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Physiotherapy 97:47-54. 2011
    ..To determine if clinical assessment of children with neurological conditions by physiotherapy students was improved through the overt use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)...