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Psychological distress amongst AIDS-orphaned children in urban South Africa.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: South Africa is predicted to have 2.3 million children orphaned by Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by 2020 (Actuarial Society of South Africa, 2005). There is little knowledge about impacts of AIDS-related bereavement on children, to aid planning of services. This study aimed to investigate psychological consequences of AIDS orphanhood in urban township areas of Cape Town, South Africa, compared to control groups of children and adolescents orphaned by other causes, an...

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Journal:
Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
Volume:
48
Issue:
8
Pages:
755-763
Publication date:
2007-08-01
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EISSN:
1469-7610
ISSN:
0021-9630
Source identifiers:
60362

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