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dc.contributor.advisor Mbambo-Kekana, N. P. Mulugo, Naledzani Rosemary
dc.contributor.other Kekana, M. P. 2016-11-23T08:55:39Z 2016-11-23T08:55:39Z 2016
dc.description Thesis (MPH.) -- University of Limpopo, 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Disabled children with different conditions such as cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, developmental delays, severe orthopaedic impairment, hydro and micro-cephalous are brought to Elim Hospital for rehabilitation therapy. Most of these disabled children stay with caregivers who are responsible for their care including rehabilitation therapy at home to avoid complications. The aim of the study was to establish factors that contribute to development of complications in disabled children. Methods: The quantitative descriptive study design was used and convenience sampling method was used to select 52 caregivers out of the population of 60. Questionnaires and observation checklist were used for data collection at the rehabilitation therapy clinic during their rehabilitation therapy visit. Data were analysed using SPSS version 22. Results: The results show that there is no association between diagnosis and the development of complications. There was an association between availability of resources which is one of the caregiver factors and the development of complications. Conclusion: The study concludes that, availability of resources to provide the rehabilitation therapy on the disabled children is the contributing caregiver factors on the development of complications in disabled children at Elim Hospital. en_US
dc.format.extent xv, 83 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Caregivers en_US
dc.subject Disabled children en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Handicapped children--South Africa-Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Caregivers--South Africa-Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.mesh Neurology en_US
dc.title Caregiver factors that contribute to development of complications in disabled children in Elim Hospital, Vhembe District of Limpopo Province in South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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