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Research

The Division of Physiotherapy has a very active research programme and generally produces at least eight publications a year in peer reviewed journals. The intention is to use the under-graduate projects and the post-graduate projects to support each other and the academic staff research. The major areas of research interest include risk behaviour in adolescents, child development and intervention in children with neurological conditions, epidemiology and intervention in patients with stroke, sports physiotherapy, the use of the ICF as an instrument to monitor patient outcome, the management of chronic pain and the management of cardio-pulmonary conditions in patients with TB and stab wounds.

The division has an Ultra-sound imagining machine and EMG machine and has access to the facilities at the Exercise and Sports Medicine Unit Facilities at the Spo rts Science Institute.

Staff publications

Jelsma J, A comparison of the EQ-5D and the EQ-5D-Y Health Related Quality of Life instruments in South African children. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research Jun;33(2):172-7 2010.

Jelsma J, Ramma L .How do children at special schools and their parents perceive their Health Related Quality of Life compared to their peers? Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2010, 8:72doi:10.1186/1477-7525-8-72.

Maart S, Jelsma J: The sexual behaviour of physically disabled adolescents. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2010;32(6):438-43.

Parker, R. Jelsma, J The prevalence and functional impact of musculoskeletal conditions amongst clients of a primary health care facility in an underā€‘resourced area of Cape Town. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2010, 11:2 (4 January, 2010).

Ravens-Sieberer U, Wille N, Badia X, Bonsel G, Burström K, Cavrini G, Devlin N, Egmar AC, Gusi N, Herdman M, Jelsma J, Kind P, Olivares PR, Scalone L, Greiner W Feasibility, reliability, and validity of the EQ-5D-Y: results from a multinational study. Qual Life Res. Aug;19(6):887-97 2010.

Unger M, Jelsma J, Gangata H, Louw G (2009): The reliability of Ultra-sound measurements of the abdominal muscles in typically developing children. SA Journal of Physiotherapy 65:3:22-26.

Wille N, Badia X, Bonsel G, Burström K, Cavrini G, Egmar A-C, Greiner W, Gusi N, Herdman M, Jelsma J et al: Development of the EQ-5D-Y: A child friendly version of the EQ-5D. Quality of Life Research Aug;19(6):875-86 DOI 10.1007/s11136-010-9648-y 2010.

Yates D, Parker R, Jelsma J: Back pain in an under-resourced community in Cape Town. SA Journal of Physiotherap y Vol 66 No 2 2-8 (2010).

Alston F, Britz C, Du Preez, Mthmbu S, Pavon C , Pells, N, Sarembock, Hughes J, Jelsma J. An investigation into the inter-rater reliability of ultrasound imaging of abdominal muscles in adults.Journal of Community and Health Sciences. 2009 4:2:1-12.

Amosun SL, Burgess T, Groeneveldt L, Hodgson T (2007). Are elderly pedestrians allowed enough time at pedestrian crossings in Cape Town, South Africa? Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 23(6):1-8.

Amosun SL, Burgess T, Groeneveldt L, Hodgson T. (2007). Are elderly pedestrians allowed enough time at pedestrian crossings in Cape Town, outh Africa? Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 23 (6): 1-8.

Amosun SL, Reddy PS, Kambaran N, Omardien R (2007). Are students in public high schools in South Africa physically active? Outcome of the 1st South African National Youth Risk Behaviour Survey. Can J Public Health 98(4):254-8.

Burgess TL and Lambert MI. (2008). Differences in muscle pain and plasma creatine kinase activity after "up" and "down" Comrades Marathons. South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 20 (2): 54-58.

Chapman G. Hansen K, Jelsma J, Ndhlovu C, Piotti B, Byskov J, Vos T. The burden of disease in Zimbabwe in 1997 as measured by disability -adjusted life years lost. Tropical Medicine and International Health 11 (5) 660-671 (2006).

Chetty L, Jelsma J, Maart S: How compliant are beverage workers to health and safety regulations?. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 65;1;16-21. (2009).

Chetty L, Jelsma J, Maart S: Injury profile of employees at a specific beverage factory: A retrospective study. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 63:1:28-31. (2007).

Chetty L. Jelsma J, Maart S. Burden of injury at a beverage manufacturing company. Occupational Health Southern Africa. November/December. 12-16 (2008).

Eide AH, , Jelsma J, Loeb M, Maart S, , Toni MK Exploring ICF components in a survey among Xhosa speakers in Eastern & Western Cape, South Africa. Exploring ICF components in a survey among Xhosa speakers in Eastern & Western Cape, South Africa. Disabil Rehabil. 2008;30(11):819-29.

Ferguson G, Jelsma J (2009) The prevalence of motor delay among HIV infected children living in Cape Town, South Africa. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Jun, 32 (2): 108-14.

Ferguson G, Jelsma J: The prevalence of motor delay among HIV infected children living in Cape Town. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Jun;32(2):108-14. 2009.

Hughes, J, Jelsma J, McLean E, Darder M, Xolise, T: Health related quality of life of persons living with HIV. o Disability and Rehabilitation. 2004 Mar 18;26(6):371-6.

Jelsma J, A comparison of the EQ-5D and the EQ-5D-Y Health Related Quality of Life instruments in South African children. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research Jun;33(2):172-7 2010.

Jelsma J (2009) Use of the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health; A literature survey. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 41: 1-12.

Jelsma J, Amosun D, Mkoka S, Niewveld J. The reliability and validity of the Xhosa version of the EQ-5D. Disability and Rehabilitation. Jan;26(2):103-8. 2004.

Jelsma J, Chivaura V, Mhundwa K, De Weerdt W, De Cock P The Global Burden of Disease Disability Weights. Lancet 355:9220 2079-2080. 2000.

Jelsma J, Lilley H, Smith H, Heyderman R, Mielke J, Hakim J, Gangaidzo I . The impact of meningitis on the motor function of adult survivors in Harare, Zimbabwe. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 55:6-10. 1999.

Jelsma J, Mhundwa K, De Weerdt W, De Cock P, Chivaura V: The Shona Version of the EQ-5D. Central African Journal of Medicine. 47:8-13. 2001.

Jelsma J, Mielke J, Powell G, Mhundwa K, De Weerdt W, De Cock P. How do locally developed disability weights based on the European Quality of Life measure, the EQ-5D, compare with the International Burden of Disease weights? In Editors: Norinder A L, Pedersen K M, Roos P. Proceedings of the 18th Plenary Meeting of the EuroQol Group 6-7th September Copenhagen. 103-112. 2001.

Jelsma J, Shumba D, Hansen K, De Weerdt W, De Cock P: Preferences of urban Zimbabweans for health and life lived at different ages. Bulletin of the WHO. 80:204-209 2002.

Jelsma J, A comparison of the EQ-5D and the EQ-5D-Y Health Related Quality of Life instruments in South African children. In print International Journal of Rehabilitation Research.

Jelsma J, Brauer N, Hahn C, Snoek A, Sykes I : A pilot study to investigate the use of the ICF in documenting levels of function and disability in people living with HIV. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 62;1:7-13. 2006.

Jelsma J, Chivaura V, De Weerdt W, De Cock P A bridge between cultures: A report on the process of translating the EQ-5D instrument into Shona. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 56:3-9. 2000.

Jelsma J, Clow S. Ethical issues relating to qualitative research. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 61:1:3-6. 2005.

Jelsma J, De Weerdt W, De Cock P, Mielke J, Mhundwa K. The validity of the Shona version of the EQ-5D quality of life measure. South African Journal of Physiotherapy 58:8-12. 2002.

Jelsma J, De Weerdt W, De Cock P: Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and Rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation 24:378-382 2002.

Jelsma J, Ferguson G. Motor development of children living within resource poor areas of the Western Cape. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 63(2):35-40. 2007.

Jelsma J, Ferguson G. The determinants of health related quality of live in a diverse community in Cape Town. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 82:206-212. 2004.

Jelsma J, Hansen K, De Weerdt W, De Cock P, Kind P: How do Zimbabweans value health states? Population Health Metrics 2003 Dec 16;1(1):11. http://www.pophealthmetrics.com/content/1/1/11.

Jelsma J, Maart S, Eide A, , Loeb M, Ka'Toni M. Who receives the disability grant in South Africa. Disability and Rehabilitation 2008; 30(15): 1139 - 1145.

Jelsma J, MacLean E, Hughes, J, Tinise X, Darder M:An investigation into the Health Related Quality of Life of individuals living with HIV who are receiving Highly Active Anti-retroviral Therapy (HAART). AIDS Care 17:5:579-588. 2004.

Jelsma J, Matyida N: The development of an adapted version of the EQ-5D for infants under the age of 36 months. In Ed Rupel, VP .Proceedings of the 20th Plenary Meeting of the EuroQoL Group, Bled, Slovenia. 11-14 September, 2003. Institute of Public Health, Slovenia. 51-58. 2003.

Jelsma J, Mielke J, Powell G, Fox R, De Weerdt W, De Cock P. Disability in an urban black Zimbabwean Community. Disability and Rehabilitation 24:851-859.2002.

Jelsma J, Mkoka S, Amosun S. (2008) Health Related Quality of Life domains most valued by urban IsiXhosa speaking people. Quality of Life Research 17(1):137-45.

Jelsma J, Mkoka S, Amosun S: Health Related Quality of Life domains most valued by urban IsiXhosa speaking people. Quality of Life Research. 2008 Feb;17(1):137-45.

Jelsma J, Ramma L .How do children at special schools and their parents perceive their Health Related Quality of Life compared to their peers? Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2010, 8:72doi:10.1186/1477-7525-8-72

Jelsma J, Scott D: The impact of the using the ICF framework on student assessments. In print to Physiotherapy.

Jelsma J, Singh S. Research Protocols - lessons from ethical review. South African Medical Journal 95:107-108., 2005.

Jelsma J, Zhanje M: The Harare groups for disabled children and their parents: Are the carers satisfied with the service? In Cross -Cultural Issues in Health Care. Ed. R. Leavitt. WB Saunders Co. London P. 329-338. 1999.

Jelsma J: Editorial. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 61:2:2, 2005.

Jelsma J: Some thoughts on practising physiotherapy in a multi-cultural country. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 60(1):4-6. 2004.

Lambert MI and Burgess T. (2004). Microcurrent therapy and the treatment of soft tissue injury. International SportMed Journal, 5(2): 126-131.

Lambert MI, Marcus P, Burgess T, and Noakes TD. (2002). Electro-membrane microcurrent therapy reduces signs and symptoms of muscle damage. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34 (4), 602-607.

Loeb M, Eide A, Jelsma J, ka Toni M, Maart S Poverty and disability in Eastern and Western Cape Provinces, South Africa Disability & Society, Volume 23, Issue 4 June 2008 , pages 311 - 321.

Losinsky L, Levi T, Saffey K, Jelsma J: An investigation into the physical accessibility to wheelchair bound students of an Institution of Higher Education in South Africa. Disability and Rehabilitation. 25:7:305-308. 2003.

Maart S, Eide A, Jelsma J, Loeb M, Ka'Toni M Environmental barriers experienced by urban and rural disabled in South Africa. Disability and Society. 2007, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p357-369.

Maart S, Jelsma J: The sexual behaviour of physically disabled adolescents. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2010;32(6):438-43.

Manie, S; Hanekom, SD and Faure, M. (2008). The Profile and Length of stay of coronary artery bypass graft patients in the Cape Metropolitan Area. South African Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 24(2):56-60.

Mkoka S, Yelland, H, Lipschitz, D, Jelsma J: The pitfalls of translation. South African Medical Journal. 93:4:265-266. 2003.

Mpofu, E., Jelsma, J., Maart, S., Levers, L. L., Montsi, M. R., Thlabiwe, P., Mupawose, A., Mwamwenda, T., Ngoma, M. S., & Tchombe, T. M. Rehabilitation in seven sub-Saharan African countries: Policies, personnel training and education. Rehabilitation Education, 21:4, 223-230 2007.

Myezwa H, Buchalla, C, Jelsma J, Stewart A: HIV/AIDS: different functional consequences in different contexts: using the ICF. A description of combined data from different sources in Brazil and South Africa. Physiotherapy. In print.

Naidoo N, Buhler L. The perceptions, attitudes and knowledge of Physiotherapy and chiropractic students regarding each others' professional practice. South African Journal of Physiotherapy; July 2009: Volume: 65: Number 2: 32-38.

Naidoo N, Hiemstra J. 2009 The prevalence of height, weight and limb dominance for ankle injuries in male comrades marathon runners. South African Journal of Physiotherapy, March 2009; Volume 64: Number 2: 2-87.

Naidoo N, Marr J, Singh V, Du Toit B, Narisamulu N. 2008 The Evolution of Physiotherapy in Animal Rehabilitation in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. South African Journal of Physiotherapy, July 2008; Volume 64: Number 2: 12-17.

Naidoo N. 2004 The Use of Portfolios for continuing assessment of Physiotherapy students in clinical practice settings. South African Journal of Physiotherapy October 2004; Volume 60: Number 4: 31-34.

Naidoo N. 2006 The Role and importance of Mentoring in Physiotherapy. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. September 2006; Volume 62; Number 3: 2-5.

Naidoo, M.A., Naidoo, A.V., & Phillips J.S. (2009). Soccer injuries sustained by a professional team in South Africa: Epidemiology of soccer injuries across a season. aarbrücken: Verlag Dr. Muller.

Parker, R. Burgess S., Dubaniewicz A., Gouws L., Krone, J., Madden V., Nortje C., Parsons C. Patient Satisfaction with a Pilot Chronic Pain Management Programme in Cape Town, South Africa. South African Journal of Physiotherapy, 2009 65(1):1-6.

Parker, R. Gush, S. Vale, M. Birchall, L. Joffe, J. Ross, N. Pain Knowledge and Attitudes in Final Year health Science Students at the University of Cape Town. Journal of Pain SA 2009 4(2):5-9.

Parker, R. Jelsma, J The prevalence and functional impact of musculoskeletal conditions amongst clients of a primary health care facility in an under resourced area of Cape Town. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2010, 11:2 (4 January, 2010).

Parker, R. Pain in HIV/AIDS. HIVAIDS and Mental Health 2008 (3).

Parker, R., Physiotherapy Students' Assessment of Psychosocial Yellow Flags in Low Back Pain. South African Journal of Physiotherapy, 2007. 63(1):3-8.

Ravens-Sieberer U, Wille N, Badia X, Bonsel G, Burström K, Cavrini G, Devlin N, Egmar AC, Gusi N, Herdman M, Jelsma J, Kind P, Olivares PR, Scalone L, Greiner W Feasibility, reliability, and validity of the EQ-5D-Y: results from a multinational study. Qual Life Res. Aug;19(6):887-97 2010.

Unger M, Jelsma J, Gangata H, Louw G: The reliability of Ultra-sound measurements of the abdominal muscles in typically developing children. In print SA Journal of Physiotherapy 2009.

Verheyden G, Hughes J, Jelsma J, Nieuwboer A, De Weerdt W. Assessing Motor Impairment of the Trunk in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: South African Journal of Physiotherapy, 62:2:23-28. 2006.

Yates D, Parker R, Jelsma J: Back pain in an under-resourced community in Cape Town. SA Journal of Physiotherap y Vol 66 No 2 2-8 (2010).

Zwiegenthal V, Puoane T, Reynolds L, London L, Coetzee D, Alperstein M, Duncan M, Atkins S, Loveday M, Hutchings C, Geiger M, Ferguson G, Petersen L, Hewett G, Batley K (2009) Fresh Perspectives: Primary Health Care. Cape Town. Pearson Education and Prentice Hall. South Africa.