Stephen M Tollman

Summary

Affiliation: University of the Witwatersrand
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. pmc The Nkateko health service trial to improve hypertension management in rural South Africa: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Margaret Thorogood
    Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Gibett Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    Trials 15:435. 2014
  2. pmc Changing use of traditional healthcare amongst those dying of HIV related disease and TB in rural South Africa from 2003 - 2011: a retrospective cohort study
    Paul Mee
    Medical Research Council Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Complement Altern Med 14:504. 2014
  3. pmc Hypertension education and adherence in South Africa: a cost-effectiveness analysis of community health workers
    Thomas A Gaziano
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, 02115 Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 14:240. 2014
  4. pmc Physical activity and sedentary behavior among adolescents in rural South Africa: levels, patterns and correlates
    Lisa K Micklesfield
    MRC Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 14:40. 2014
  5. pmc Evidence that a tax on sugar sweetened beverages reduces the obesity rate: a meta-analysis
    Maria A Cabrera Escobar
    PRICELESS SA Priority Cost Effective Lessons in System Strengthening South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 13:1072. 2013
  6. pmc The promise of record linkage for assessing the uptake of health services in resource constrained settings: a pilot study from South Africa
    Chodziwadziwa W Kabudula
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Med Res Methodol 14:71. 2014
  7. pmc Performance of four computer-coded verbal autopsy methods for cause of death assignment compared with physician coding on 24,000 deaths in low- and middle-income countries
    Nikita Desai
    Centre for Global Heath Research, St, Michael s Hospital, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med 12:20. 2014
  8. pmc Comparison of physician-certified verbal autopsy with computer-coded verbal autopsy for cause of death assignment in hospitalized patients in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review
    Jordana Leitao
    Centre for Global Heath Research, St Michael s Hospital, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med 12:22. 2014
  9. pmc Barriers to and facilitators of the provision of a youth-friendly health services programme in rural South Africa
    Rebecca Sally Geary
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:259. 2014
  10. pmc Implications of mortality transition for primary health care in rural South Africa: a population-based surveillance study
    Stephen M Tollman
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Lancet 372:893-901. 2008

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Publications28

  1. pmc The Nkateko health service trial to improve hypertension management in rural South Africa: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Margaret Thorogood
    Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Gibett Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    Trials 15:435. 2014
    ..Until recently, primary care clinics focused on maternal and child health and management of acute conditions, but new government initiatives have shifted the focus to chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS and hypertension...
  2. pmc Changing use of traditional healthcare amongst those dying of HIV related disease and TB in rural South Africa from 2003 - 2011: a retrospective cohort study
    Paul Mee
    Medical Research Council Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Complement Altern Med 14:504. 2014
    ..ART was made available in this area in the latter part of this period...
  3. pmc Hypertension education and adherence in South Africa: a cost-effectiveness analysis of community health workers
    Thomas A Gaziano
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, 02115 Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 14:240. 2014
    ..To determine whether training community health workers (CHWs) about hypertension in order to improve adherence to medications is a cost-effective intervention among community members in South Africa...
  4. pmc Physical activity and sedentary behavior among adolescents in rural South Africa: levels, patterns and correlates
    Lisa K Micklesfield
    MRC Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 14:40. 2014
    ..This study examines physical activity and sedentary behavior patterns, and explores associations with individual, maternal, household, and community factors amongst rural South African adolescents...
  5. pmc Evidence that a tax on sugar sweetened beverages reduces the obesity rate: a meta-analysis
    Maria A Cabrera Escobar
    PRICELESS SA Priority Cost Effective Lessons in System Strengthening South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 13:1072. 2013
    ..This study evaluates the literature on SSB taxes or price increases, and their potential impact on consumption levels, obesity, overweight and body mass index (BMI). The possibility of switching to alternative drinks is also considered...
  6. pmc The promise of record linkage for assessing the uptake of health services in resource constrained settings: a pilot study from South Africa
    Chodziwadziwa W Kabudula
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Med Res Methodol 14:71. 2014
    ..We assess the feasibility of record linkage in rural South Africa using data from the Agincourt HDSS and a local health facility...
  7. pmc Performance of four computer-coded verbal autopsy methods for cause of death assignment compared with physician coding on 24,000 deaths in low- and middle-income countries
    Nikita Desai
    Centre for Global Heath Research, St, Michael s Hospital, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med 12:20. 2014
    ..Computer-coded verbal autopsy (CCVA) methods have been proposed as a faster and cheaper alternative to PCVA, though they have not been widely compared to PCVA or to each other...
  8. pmc Comparison of physician-certified verbal autopsy with computer-coded verbal autopsy for cause of death assignment in hospitalized patients in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review
    Jordana Leitao
    Centre for Global Heath Research, St Michael s Hospital, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med 12:22. 2014
    ..We assessed the performance of PCVA and five CCVA methods: Random Forest, Tariff, InterVA, King-Lu, and Simplified Symptom Pattern...
  9. pmc Barriers to and facilitators of the provision of a youth-friendly health services programme in rural South Africa
    Rebecca Sally Geary
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:259. 2014
    ....
  10. pmc Implications of mortality transition for primary health care in rural South Africa: a population-based surveillance study
    Stephen M Tollman
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Lancet 372:893-901. 2008
    ..We investigated the extent and nature of this health transition and considered the implications for primary health care...
  11. pmc Profile: Agincourt health and socio-demographic surveillance system
    Kathleen Kahn
    Medical Research Council Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Int J Epidemiol 41:988-1001. 2012
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  12. pmc Mortality trends in a new South Africa: hard to make a fresh start
    Kathleen Kahn
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:26-34. 2007
    ..Changing mortality patterns are discussed within a health-transition framework...
  13. pmc Survived infancy but still vulnerable: spatial-temporal trends and risk factors for child mortality in the Agincourt rural sub-district, South Africa, 1992-2007
    Benn Sartorius
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Geospat Health 5:285-95. 2011
    ..Targeted efforts to prevent vertical transmission of HIV in specific settings need to be undertaken as well as ensuring the survival of the mother and father in childhood...
  14. pmc Dying in their prime: determinants and space-time risk of adult mortality in rural South Africa
    Benn Sartorius
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Geospat Health 7:237-49. 2013
    ..The impact of HIV mortality and its subsequent lowering due to the introduction of antiretroviral therapy was found to be clearly evident in this rural population...
  15. pmc Migration, settlement change and health in post-apartheid South Africa: triangulating health and demographic surveillance with national census data
    Mark A Collinson
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:77-84. 2007
    ..The aim of the paper is to examine the ongoing urban transition in South Africa in the post-apartheid period, and to consider the health and social policy implications of prevailing migration patterns...
  16. pmc Coping with the cost burdens of illness: combining qualitative and quantitative methods in longitudinal, household research
    Jane Goudge
    Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:181-5. 2007
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  17. pmc Nutritional status and HIV in rural South African children
    Elizabeth W Kimani-Murage
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    BMC Pediatr 11:23. 2011
    ..This study describes HIV prevalence in children, patterns of malnutrition by HIV status and determinants of nutritional status...
  18. pmc Predictors of adolescent weight status and central obesity in rural South Africa
    Elizabeth W Kimani-Murage
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 14:1114-22. 2011
    ..To investigate predictors of adolescent obesity in rural South Africa...
  19. pmc Research into health, population and social transitions in rural South Africa: data and methods of the Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance System
    Kathleen Kahn
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:8-20. 2007
    ..Health and demographic surveillance is a response to the lack of a valid information base that can provide high-quality longitudinal data on population dynamics, health, and social change to inform policy and practice...
  20. pmc Using health and demographic surveillance to understand the burden of disease in populations: the case of tuberculosis in rural South Africa
    Paul M Pronyk
    Rural AIDS and Development Action Research Programme, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:45-51. 2007
    ..To utilize the Agincourt health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) platform to assess the burden of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in a rural South African sub-district...
  21. pmc Young and vulnerable: spatial-temporal trends and risk factors for infant mortality in rural South Africa (Agincourt), 1992-2007
    Benn K D Sartorius
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 10:645. 2010
    ..It is associated with several health determinants, such as maternal health, access to high-quality health care, socioeconomic conditions, and public health policy and practices...
  22. pmc Migration and the epidemiological transition: insights from the Agincourt sub-district of northeast South Africa
    Mark A Collinson
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Centre for Global Health Research, Division of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden Indepth Network, Accra, Ghana
    Glob Health Action 7:23514. 2014
    ..Healthy men and women migrate because opportunities for employment and betterment are not equally distributed geographically. The disruption can result in unhealthy exposures and environments and income returns for the origin household...
  23. ncbi request reprint Childhood mortality among former Mozambican refugees and their hosts in rural South Africa
    James R Hargreaves
    Rural AIDS and Development Action Research Programme, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Int J Epidemiol 33:1271-8. 2004
    ..We investigated differentials in mortality between children from former Mozambican refugee and host South African households in a rural sub-district in the north-east of South Africa...
  24. pmc The prevalence of stunting, overweight and obesity, and metabolic disease risk in rural South African children
    Elizabeth W Kimani-Murage
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 10:158. 2010
    ..This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and patterns of stunting and overweight/obesity, and hence risk for metabolic disease, in a group of children and adolescents in rural South Africa...
  25. pmc Household context and child mortality in rural South Africa: the effects of birth spacing, shared mortality, household composition and socio-economic status
    Brian Houle
    Institute of Behavioral Science IBS, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA, MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, Centre for Global Health Research, Umea University, Umea, Sweden, INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana, Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, USA and Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 42:1444-54. 2013
    ..However, little is known about this influence in HIV-endemic areas. We describe the effects of household characteristics on children's risk of dying in rural South Africa...
  26. pmc Using verbal autopsy to track epidemic dynamics: the case of HIV-related mortality in South Africa
    Peter Byass
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Popul Health Metr 9:46. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  27. pmc Reflections on the global burden of disease 2010 estimates
    Peter Byass
    Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Umea University, Umea, Sweden School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS Med 10:e1001477. 2013
    ..Peter Byass and colleagues raise questions about the recent, high-profile Global Burden of Disease estimates. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary. ..
  28. pmc Roots, shoots, but too little fruit: assessing the contribution of COPC in South Africa
    Stephen M Tollman
    School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Am J Public Health 92:1725-8. 2002
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