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S Afr Med J. 2012 Mar 7;102(4):215-8.

Violence, violence prevention, and safety: a research agenda for South Africa.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. cathy.ward.sa@gmail.com

Abstract

Violence is a serious problem in South Africa with many effects on health services; it presents complex research problems and requires interdisciplinary collaboration. Two key meta-questions emerge: (i) violence must be understood better to develop effective interventions; and (ii) intervention research (evaluating interventions, assessing efficacy and effectiveness, how best to scale up interventions in resource-poor settings) is necessary. A research agenda to address violence is proposed.

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