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dc.contributor.advisor Oduntan, A. O. Ntsoane, Mologadi Dimakatso
dc.contributor.other Mpolokeng, M. B. L. 2019-04-01T13:09:13Z 2019-04-01T13:09:13Z 2010
dc.description Thesis (MPH.) --University of Limpopo, 2010 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Department of health, Limpopo province in recent years has developed eye care services in public hospitals. It is reckoned that people living in the rural areas would benefit significantly from the cheaper public eye care services. However, the level of utilization of the public eye care services by the rural communities in the province has not been investigated. It was therefore, considered of interest to evaluate whether or not the services are being utilized adequately or not. AIM OF THE STUDY The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not the public eye care services in the Capricorn district, Limpopo Province are adequately utilized by the rural population. METHODOLOGY A cross-sectional qualitative survey study design was used. A questionnaire with 42 questions on the utilization of eye care services was developed in English, translated to Northern Sotho (the local dialect) and back translated to ensure veracity. The questionnaire included questions on demography, knowledge of available eye care services, need for eye care services, utilization, attitude and perception of public eye care services. The questionnaire was field-tested in a pilot study conducted prior to the study and involves 20 participants, with final amendments made to ensure clarity of contents. The participants included males and females from 1000 households in selected 38 villages. The questionnaire was delivered to the head of each household for completion. Data analysis was done with computer software SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) version 15. Results are presented in narrative and tabular forms and as figures. en_US
dc.format.extent xvii, 96 leaves. 1 map. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Eye care en_US
dc.subject Rural communities en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Eye -- Care and hygiene -- South Africa en_US
dc.title Utilization of public eye care services by the rural population of Capricorn District, Limpopo Province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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