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Psychological distress amongst AIDS-orphaned children in urban South Africa

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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 impact 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, and ...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "Cape Town Child Welfare Society, South Africa"
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Social Policy and Social Work
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University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division - Social Policy and Social Work
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University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division - Social Policy and Social Work
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Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Journal website
Volume:
48
Issue:
8
Pages:
755-763
Publication date:
2007-08-05
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EISSN:
1469-7610
URN:
uuid:40a52d50-374f-425d-bf54-ec307e51fa2b
Local pid:
ora:4311

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