Non-communicable Diseases

A cross-sectional study of socioeconomic status and cardiovascular disease risk among participants in the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological (PURE) Study.

Author/s: B A Egbujie, E U Igumbor, T Puoane.

Publication details: SAMJ September 2016, Vol. 106, No. 9

An Assessment of Community Health Workers’ Ability to Screen for Cardiovascular Disease Risk with a Simple, Non-invasive Risk Assessment Instrument in Bangladesh, Guatemala, Mexico, and South Africa: An Observational Study.

Author/s: Thomas A Gaziano, Shafi ka Abrahams-Gessel, Catalina A Denman, Carlos Mendoza Montano, Masuma Khanam, Thandi Puoane, Naomi S Levitt.

Publication details: Lancet Glob Health 2015 Vol 3, Published Online July 15, 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00143-6

Association between Perceived Built Environment and Prevalent Hypertension among South African Adults

Author/s: Malambo, P., Kengne, A. P., Lambert, E. V., Villers, A. D., & Puoane, T.

Publication details: Hindawi Publishing Corporation Advances in Epidemiology Volume 2016, Article ID 1038715, 11 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1038715

Cardiovascular Disease Screening By Community Health Workers Can Be Cost-Effective In Low-Resource Countries.

Author/s: Thomas Gaziano, Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, Sam Surka, Stephen Sy, Ankur Pandya, Catalina A. Denman, Carlos Mendoza, Thandi Puoane, and Naomi S. Levitt.  

Publication details: Health Affairs, 34, no.9 (2015):1538-1545 doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0349 http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/34/9/1538.full.html

Challenges Facing Successful Scaling Up of Effective Screening for Cardiovascular Disease by Community Health Workers in Mexico and South Africa: Policy Implications.

Author/s: Abrahams-Gessel, S., Denman, C. A., Gaziano, T. A., Levitt, N. S., & Puoane, T. (2016).

Publication details: Health systems and policy research, 3(1).

Characterizing Herbal Medicine Use for Noncommunicable Diseases in Urban South Africa

Author/s: Gail D. Hughes, Oluwaseyi M Aboyade, Roxanne Beauclair, Oluchi N. Mbamalu,and Thandi R. Puoane.

Publication details: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2015, Article ID 736074, 10 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/736074

Diet-related Non-communicable Diseases in South Africa: Determinants and Policy Responses.

Author/s: Mark Spires, Peter Delobelle, David Sanders, Thandi Puoane, Philipp Hoelzel, Rina Swart.

Publication details: South African Health Review 2016. http://www.hst.org.za/publications/south-african-health-review-2016

Factors Associated with Excessive Body Fat in Men and Women: Cross-Sectional Data from Black South Africans Living in a Rural Community and an Urban Township.

Author/s: Okop KJ, Levitt N, Puoane T

Publication details: (2015) PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140153. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140153

Healthcare Professional Shortage and Task-Shifting to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Implications for Low-and Middle-Income Countries.

Author/s: Tsolekile, L. P., Abrahams-Gessel, S., & Puoane, T.

Publication details: (2015). Current cardiology reports, 17(12), 1-6.

Perceptions of Body Size, Obesity Threat and the Willingness to Lose Weight among Black South African Adults: a Qualitative Study.

Author/s: Kufre Joseph Okop, Ferdinand C. Mukumbang, Thubelihle Mathole, Naomi Levitt and Thandi Puoane.

Publication details: BMC Public Health (2016) 16:365. DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3028-7

Prognostic Value of Grip Strength: Findings from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study.

Author/s: Darryl P Leong, Koon K Teo, Sumathy Rangarajan, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Alvaro Avezum Jr, Andres Orlandini, Pamela Seron, Suad H Ahmed, Annika Rosengren, Roya Kelishadi, Omar Rahman, Sumathi Swaminathan, Romaina Iqbal, Rajeev Gupta, Scott A Lear, Aytekin Oguz, Khalid Yusoff , Katarzyna Zatonska, Jephat Chifamba, Ehimario Igumbor, Viswanathan Mohan, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Hongqiu Gu, Wei Li, Salim Yusuf, on behalf of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study investigators.

Publication details: www.thelancet.com Published online May 14, 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62000-6

Promoting healthy lifestyle behaviour through the Life-Orientation curriculum: Teachers’ perceptions of the HealthKick intervention.

Author/s: Jillian Hill, Catherine E. Draper, Anniza De Villiers, Jean M. Fourie, Suraya Mohamed, Whadi-ah Parker, Nelia Steyn.  

Publication details: South African Journal of Education, Volume 35, Number 1, February 2015

Reducing the Role of the Food, Tobacco, and Alcohol Industries in Noncommunicable Disease Risk in South Africa.

Author/s: Delobelle P, Sanders D, Puoane T, Freudenberg N.

Publication details: Health Education & Behavior 2016, Vol. 43(1S) 70S–81S

Referral Outcomes Of Individuals Identified At High Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease By Community Health Workers In Bangladesh, Guatemala, Mexico, And South Africa.

Author/s: Naomi S. Levitt, Thandi Puoane, Catalina A. Denman, Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, Sam Surka, Carlos Mendoza, Masuma Khanam, Sartaj Alam and Thomas A. Gaziano.  

Publication details: Glob Health Action 2015, 8: 26318 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.26318

Regional trade and the nutrition transition: opportunities to strengthen NCD prevention policy in the Southern African Development Community.

Author/s: Thow AM, Sanders D, Drury E, Puoane T, Chowdhury SN, Tsolekile L, Negin J.  

Publication details: Global Health Action 2015, 8: 28338 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.28338

Taking HIV Testing to Families: Designing a Family-Based Intervention to Facilitate HIV Testing, Disclosure, and Intergenerational Communication.

Author/s: van Rooyen, H., Essack, Z., Rochat, T., Wight, D., Knight, L., Bland, R., & Celum, C.

Publication details: (2016). Frontiers in Public Health, 4(August), 1–14.

The role of urban food policy in preventing diet-related non-communicable diseases in Cape Town and New York.

Author/s: Libman, K., Freudenberg, N., Sanders, D., Puoane, T., & Tsolekile, L.

Publication details: (2015). Public health, 129(4), 327-335.

Valuing and Sustaining (or Not) the Ability of Volunteer Community Health Workers to Deliver Integrated Community Case Management in Northern Ghana: A Qualitative Study.

Author/s: Daniels K, Sanders D, Daviaud E, Doherty T. 

Publication details: PLoS ONE 10(6):e0126322. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126322, June 16, 2015

What Health Service Provider Factors Are Associated with Low Delivery of HIV Testing to Children with Acute Malnutrition in Dowa District of Malawi?

Author/s: Chitete L, Puoane T

Publication details: (2015) PLoS ONE 10(5): e0123021. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123021

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