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2017 Author Projects
Study finds large number of South Africans happy to be overweight Kufre Okop  
Fat, body image and cultural bias Kufre Okop  
Trilateral overlap of tuberculosis diabetes and HIV-1 in a high-burden African setting: implications for TB control Tolu Oni  
Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015: a pooled analysis of 1479 population-based measurement studies with 19.1 million participants. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration  
Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa: from clinical care to health policy. Rifat Atun  
Alternative indices of glucose homeostasis as biochemical diagnostic tests for abnormal glucose tolerance in an African setting. Prim Care Diabetes Andre Pascal Kengne  
     

 

2016 Author Project
Challenges Facing Successful Scaling Up of Effective Screening for Cardiovascular Shafieka Abrahams-Gessel CHW
Emerging Trends in Non-communicable Disease Mortality in South Africa, 1997 – 2010. Beatrice Nojilana  
Prevalence of Pragmatically Defined High CV Risk and its Correlates in LMIC Rodrigo M Carrillo-Larco  
Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment, and Control in Selected LMIC Communities Vilma E Irazola  
Obesity and its Relation With Diabetes and Hypertension Shivani A Patel  
Urban Health Research in Africa: Themes and Priority Research Questions. Tolu Oni  
Delivery of health care for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases among people living with HIV/AIDS in African countries: a systematic review protocol David A Watkins  
Comparison of Non-Blood and Blood-Based Total CV Risk Scores in Global Populations Thomas Gaziano  
Persistent burden from non-communicable diseases in South Africa need strong action. Beatrice Nojilana  
Prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in women of childbearing age in Africa during 2000–2016: protocol of a systematic review and meta-analysis. Tawanda Chives  
Educational Outreach with an Integrated Clinical Tool for Nurse-Led Non-communicable Chronic Disease Management in Primary Care in South Africa: A Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Lara Fairall  
Socioeconomic and modifiable predictors of blood pressure control for hypertension in primary care attenders in the Western Cape, South Africa Naomi Folb  
Increased risk of dysglycaemia in South Africans with HIV; especially those on protease inhibitors. Naomi Levitt  
The case for behavioural change counselling for the prevention of NCDs and improvement of chronic conditions. Katherine Murphy  
NEWS for Africa: adaption and reliability of a built environment questionnaire for physical activity in seven African countries Adewale Oyeyemi  
Management of valvular disease in pregnancy: a global perspective Karen Sliwa  
The importance of cardiovascular pathology contributing to maternal death: confidential Enquiry into Maternal Death in South Africa, 2011 – 2013.  Priya Soma-Pillay  
     

 

2015

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Cost-effectiveness of a diabetes group education program delivered by health promoters with a guiding style in under-served communities in Cape Town, South Africa.       
 
Bob Mash

Bridges

Training and Supervision of Community Health Workers Conducting Population-Based, Noninvasicely Screenings for CVD in LMIC.

Shafika Abrahams-Gessel Community Health Workers
A situational analysis of training for behaviour change counselling for primary care provider. South Africa, Zelra Malan  
Training and Fieldwork experiences of community health workers conducting population-based,noninvasively screening for CVD in LMIC. Shafika Abrahams-Gessel Community Health Workers
Referral outcomes of individuals identified at high risk of cardiovascular disease by community health workers in Bangladesh, Guatemala, Mexico, and South Africa. Naomi Levitt  
Development of a training programme for primary care providers to counsel patients with risky lifestyle behaviours in South Africa. Zelra Malan  

Improving treatment adherence for blood pressure lowering via mobile phone SMS-messages in South Africa: a qualitative evaluation of the SMS-test Adherence Support (StAR) trial.

Natalie Leon StAR study
Effectiveness of community-based peer-led diabetes self-management programmes (COMP-DSMP) for improving clinical outcomes and quality of life of adults with diabetes in primary care settings in low and middle-income countries (LMIC): a systematic review and meta-analysis. Mahmoud Werfalli Diabetes in older people in Africa
An assessment of community heath workers' ability to screen for cardiovascular disease risk with a simply, non-invasive risk assessment instrument in Bangladesh, Guatemala, Mexico, and South Africa: an observational study. Thomas Gaziano  
Qualitative evaluation of primary care providers experiences of a training programme to offer brief behaviour change counselling on risk factors for non-communicable diseases in South Africa Zelra Malan Lifestyle Tools
Patterns of HIV, TB, and non-communicable disease multi-morbidity in peri-urban South Africa – a cross sectional study. Tolu Oni  
Evidence insufficient to confirm the value of population screening for diabetes and hypertension in low- and-middle-income settings. Solange Durao  
Quality of care for patients with non-communicable diseases in the Dedza District, Malawi. Robin Wood  
The role of urban food policy in preventing diet-related non-communicable diseases in Cape Town and New York. Kimberley Lidman  
Differential obesity indices identify the metabolic syndrome in Black men and women in Cape Town: CRIBSA study. Nasheeta Peer CRIBSA
Community health workers as partners in the management of non-communicable diseases. Hector G Balcazar  
Feasibility and Preliminary Responses to a Screening and Brief Intervention Program for Maternal Mental Disorders within the Context of Primary Care. Karen Sorsdahl  
Screening and Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Among Pregnant Women Attending Midwife Obstetric Units in Cape Town, South Africa: A Qualitative Study of the Views of Health Care Professionals. Petal Petersen Williams  
A qualitative study of the experiences of care and motivation for effective self-management among diabetic and hypertensive patients attending public sector primary health care services in South Africa. Katherine Murphy  
The midwife’s role in providing smoking cessation interventions for pregnant women: The views of midwives working with high risk, disadvantaged women in public sector antenatal services in South Africa. Katherine Murphy  
Multimorbidity, control and treatment of non-communicable diseases among primary care attenders in the Western Cape, South Africa. Multimorbidity, control and treatment of non-communicable diseases among primary care attenders in the Western Cape, South Africa Naomi Folb Eden Trial
N-acetylcysteine for non-paracetamol drug-induced liver injury: a systematic review protocol. Mohamed F Chughlay  
A systematic review on uptake and yield of HIV self-testing among adults in Africa. Bernard Njau  
A scorecard for tracking actions to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases Ana Victoria Roman GRAND South
The Influence of Second-Hand Cigarette Smoke Exposure during Childhood and Active Cigarette Smoking on Crohn's Disease Phenotype Defined by the Montreal Classification Scheme in a Western Cape Population, South Africa. Tawanda Chivese  
Differential obesity indices identify the metabolic syndrome in Black men and women in Cape Town: the CRIBSA study. Nasheeta Peer CRIBSA
Increasing Prescription Length Could Cut Cardiovascular Disease Burden and Produce Savings in South Africa. Thomas Gaziano  
Evaluation of a training programme for primary care providers to offer brief behaviour change counselling on risk factors for non-communicable diseases in South Africa. Zelra Malan  
Factors associated with excessive body fat in men community and an urban Township. Kufre Okop  
Knowledge and perceptions of risk for cardiovascular disease: Findings of a qualitative investigation from a low-income peri-urban community in the Western Cape, South Africa. Sam Surka  
"Brief behavioural change counselling and motivational interviewing to elicit healthy behavioural change: original Katherine Everett-Murphy  
Innovating to improve primary care in less developed countries: towards a global model. Lara Fairall EDEN
Socioeconomic predictors and consequences of depression among primary car attenders with non-communicable diseases in the Western Cape, South Africa: cohort study within a randomised trial. Naomi Folb EDEN

2014

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Association of Urinary sodium and Potassium Excretion with Blood Pressure
Andrew Ment PURE Study
Effectiveness of a group diabetes education programme in under-served communities in South Africa: a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial. Diabet Med. 2014 Apr 26. doi: 10.1111/dme.12475. Bob Mash Bridges
Research capacity. Enabling the genomic revolution in Africa. H3Africa consortium H3Africa
Efficacy of a text messaging (SMS) based intervention for adults with hypertension: protocol for the StAR (SMS Text-message Adherence suppoRt trial) randomised controlled trial.
Kirsty Bobrow
StAR study
The association between ownership of common household devices and obesity and diabetes in high, middle and low income countries
Lear Scott
PURE study
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus among older people in Africa: a systematic review study protocol. Mahmoud Werfalli Diabetes in older people in Africa
Urinary sodium and Potassium Excretion, Mortality, and Cardiovascular Events Martin O'Donnell PURE study

Cardiovascular risk and events in 17 low-, middle-, and high-income countries.
S Yusuf PURE study
Evaluating the use of mobile phone technology to enhance cardiovascular disease screening by community health workers Sam Surka MHealth study
The roles of community health workers in management of non-communicable diseases in an urban township Lungiswa Tsolekile
UWC Community Health Workers
 Challenges in combating childhood obesity in black township schools of South Africa Lungiswa Tsolekile UWC Community Health Workers

2013

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Prevalence,awareness,treatment and control of hypertension in rural and uban communities in high-,middle-, and low-income countries Clara Chow PURE study
Prevalence of a Healthy lifestyle among individual with cardivascular disease in high-,middle- and low-income countries Theo Koon PURE study
Comparative assessment of absolute cardiovascular disease risk characterization from non-laboratory-based risk assessment in SAfrican populations Tom Gaziano  
Scaling up chronic disease prevention interventions in lower- and middle-income countries Tom Gaziano