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n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - Demographic determinants of health care practitioners' intentions to work with traditional healers

Supplement 2
  • ISSN : 1117-4315

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the demographic determinants of health care practitioners' intentions to work with traditional healers in South Africa. The study sampled 319 health care practitioners from State hospitals and clinics in Limpopo and Gauteng provinces, South Africa. Participants completed the Views on Traditional Healing Questionnaire (VTHQ) which was designed for the purposes of this study. Results of multiple regression analyses indicated that health care practitioners' demographic variables (i.e. their designated roles, home language and hospital/clinic setting) did not yield significant variations in terms of their intentions to work with traditional healers in the future. Overall, health care practitioners' attitudes towards traditional healing explained their intentions to work with traditional healers in the future. For xiTsonga and Sesotho speaking health care practitioners, their experiences with traditional healing explained their intentions to work with traditional healers in the future.

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2014-10-01
2019-11-16

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