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Preventive self-care in three Free State communities

C.J. van Zyl-Schalekamp
Curationis | Vol 14, No 3 | a334 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v14i3.334 | © 1991 C.J. van Zyl-Schalekamp | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 September 1991 | Published: 26 September 1991

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Abstract

There has been increasing interest in self-care as a potential role-player in health care provision. Existing knowledge about self-care however, is regarded as insufficient, and such knowledge is especially relevant when governments plan to support self-care development programmes. A survey on self-care among whites, blacks and coloureds in the Free Slate also focused on preventive self-care, and large differences were found between the three groups. Due to several factors, a uniform self-care development programme for all population groups in South Africa, will not be viable.

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