Challenges faced by Community-Based Rehabilitation Caregivers for person with disabilities in Vhembe District, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Mashamba, T.
dc.contributor.advisor Mashau, N. S.
dc.contributor.author Maphutha, Murendeni
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-28T10:00:17Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-28T10:00:17Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/726
dc.description MPH
dc.description Department of Public Health
dc.description.abstract Background: Globally, more than one billion people, or approximately 15% of the world’s population are living with some form of disability and 80% of them are found in developing countries. There are different types of disability; these include sensory, neurological, physical, intellectual, cognitive and psychiatric disabilities. Persons with disabilities may require specialized care, resources and commitment which place a very high demand of time and responsibilities on the one caring for them. Therefore, Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) was promoted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a strategy to respond to the needs of persons with disabilities, through the provision of basic services at community level, particularly in developing countries with limited resources. Methodology: The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the challenges faced by Community-Based Rehabilitation caregivers for persons with disabilities in Vhembe District, South Africa. A qualitative phenomenological design was used to explore and develop an in-depth understanding of the CBR caregiver’s challenges. The study was conducted in three Community-Based Rehabilitation centres located within Vhembe District with a sample size of six caregivers who were purposively selected. An interview guide was developed as an instrument for data collection. Data was collected through in-depth individual interviews and analyzed using thematic analysis. Results: Six main themes emerged from the data which shed light on the CBR caregiver’s challenges, namely; Poor relationships between caregivers, government v department and families, unavailability of material and human resources, poor funding system, caregivers’ well-being, education and training and the coping strategies of CBR caregivers Conclusion: This study pointed out that there is a need for intervention from different stakeholders such as government departments, family members of persons with disability, and the community members as well for CBR caregiver’s challenges to be resolved or minimized.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 79 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Caregivers en_US
dc.subject Challenges en_US
dc.subject Community-based rehabilitation en_US
dc.subject Disabilities en_US
dc.subject.ddc 362.610968257 MAP
dc.subject.lcsh Community centres -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Caregivers -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Rehabilitation centres -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Health facilities -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities -- Rehabilitation -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title Challenges faced by Community-Based Rehabilitation Caregivers for person with disabilities in Vhembe District, South Africa en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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