n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - Evaluation of the conceptual model for effective TB control in rural hospitals in Vhembe district, South Africa

Supplement 1
  • ISSN : 1117-4315


This paper reports the evaluation of a conceptual model, which was developed to enhance health care workers' adoption of effective measures of tuberculosis control in hospitals of Vhembe district, South Africa. The evaluation used Fawcett's six criteria namely, comprehensiveness of content, logical congruence, level of abstraction, conceptual clarity, clinical utility, and perspectives of culture were used. Four categories of participants including the doctoral thesis promoters, peer-reviewers of a journal where the model was published, the external examiners as well as the doctoral thesis defence panel attested that the content of the developed conceptual model is comprehensive, logically congruent at an acceptable level of abstraction, conceptually clear and clinically utilizable within cultural perspectives. It is therefore recommended that the conceptual model be adopted for use operationally to enhance health care workers' adoption of effective measures of tuberculosis control. In addition, the model should be adopted for use as a conceptual framework for research studies.

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