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Shangaan patients and traditional healers management strategies of hypertension in Limpopo Province

P.R. Risenga, A. Botha, J.E. Tjallinks
Curationis | Vol 30, No 1 | a1056 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v30i1.1056 | © 2007 P.R. Risenga, A. Botha, J.E. Tjallinks | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 September 2007 | Published: 28 September 2007

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P.R. Risenga, University of Venda for Science and Technology, South Africa
A. Botha, University of Pretoria, South Africa
J.E. Tjallinks, University of South Africa, South Africa

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The study explored the cultural care beliefs, values and attitudes of Shangaans patients’ and traditional healers’ management strategies of hypertension in the Limpopo Province. The study aimed to describe the cultural values, beliefs and practices including taboos, rituals and religion within the world-view of the Shangaans. The study was undertaken in the Mopani region of the Greater Giyani area, with the purpose of recommending improvements to patient care in this area.


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