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Depression among carers of AIDS-orphaned and other-orphaned children in Umlazi Township, South Africa.

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South Africa faces the challenge of supporting the well-being of adults caring for growing numbers of AIDS-orphaned children. These adults play a critical role in responses to the epidemic, but little information exists in regard to their mental health needs. This paper reports on findings from n=1599 adults, recruited through representative household sampling, who serve as primary carers for children in Umlazi Township, an HIV-endemic community. Overall, 22% of participants were carers of AI...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/17441692.2011.626436

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Social Policy and Intervention
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Global Public Health Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
3
Pages:
253-269
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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EISSN:
1744-1706
ISSN:
1744-1692
URN:
uuid:d0e2dd3c-bedd-4571-a5ca-58790a21facc
Source identifiers:
206004
Local pid:
pubs:206004

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