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 Prof. Anthea Rhoda

Position: Dean: Community & Health Sciences
Department: Department of Physiotherapy; Faculty of Community and Health Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Community and Health
Qualifications: PhD (Physiotherapy) UWC
Tel: 021 959 2150
Fax: 021 959 2755
Email: arhoda@uwc.ac.za
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Biography

 Anthea Rhoda completed a BSc. Physiotherapy at the University of the Western Cape (1988). Then went on to complete the following degrees: BSc Honours Physiotherapy (Neurology): University of Stellenbosch (1996); MSc. Medical Sciences (Rehabilitation): University of Stellenbosch (2002), PhD (Physiotherapy). University of the Western Cape (2010). Her field of interest is neuroscience and rehabilitation of adults with neurological conditions. This is all placed within the field of disability and rehabilitation with teaching and research based within the conceptual framework of the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF). Both her masters and PhD studies focussed on the rehabilitation of patients with stroke managed at Community Health Centres. The topic for her  master’s degree was “A Profile of Stroke patients treated at the Bishop Lavis rehabilitation Centre:1995– 1999. And the topic for my PhD was Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients at Community Health Centres in the Metropole Region of the Western Cape.

Publications

De Villiers MR,  Dreyer Y, Howes, Koornhof HE, Mentoor H, Rhoda AJ, Stathum S. (1999) Assessing the Health Needs of a Community through participatory research. South African Family Practice. 21(1): 8-12
Rhoda AJ, Hendry JA (2003) Profile of stroke patients treated at a
Community -Based Rehabilitation Centre in a Cape Town Health District. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 59(4):20-24
Frieg A, Rhoda A. (2006) Perceptions of Participants of a Physiotherapy
Clinical Facilitator Workshop in South Africa. South African Journal
of Physiotherapy. 62(1): 23-27
Rhoda A, Tesha J. (2007). Knowledge of stroke among hypertension patients in the Tanga region Tanzania. Physiotherapy. 93 Supplement 1.S90
Khondowe O, Rhoda A, Mpofu R. (2007). Needs of Caregivers of Stroke Patients in Lusaka, Zambia. The South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 63 (1) 14-17.
Biggs D. Rhoda A. (2008). Health Risk behaviours of Stroke Patients in the Western Cape, South Africa. South African Journal of Physiotherapy 64(1) 38-42.
Rhoda A., Mpofu R, De Weerdt W. (2009).The rehabilitation of stroke patients at Community Health Centres in the Western Cape. South African Journal of Physiotherapy 65(3)1-6.
Matsika C, Mlenzana N and Rhoda A. (2010) Experiences of persons with physical disabilities with rehabilitation services received. South African Journal of  Physiotherapy. 66(3): 2-7.
Frantz JM, Rhoda A, Rowe M, Phillips J, Karachi F, Mlenzana N, Pharaoh H, Steyl T, Struthers P. (2010) Mentoring and coaching in promoting publications in the Department of  Physiotherapy at a local university in South Africa. South African Journal of Physiotherapy
66(2) 35-41
Mafanya C and Rhoda A. (2011). Predictors of neck pain among South African Youth. African Journal of for Physical, Health education, Recreation and Dance. June supplement, 82-89.
A. Rhoda A, Mpofu R. & DeWeerdt W. (2011). Activity Limitations of patients with stroke attending out-patient facilities in the Western Cape, South Africa. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 67(2):16-22.
Urimubenshi G, Rhoda A (2011) Environmental barriers experienced by stroke patients in Musanze District in Rwanda: A Descriptive Qualitative study. African  Health Sciences Journal. 11(3): 398-405.
Bwanjugu PB, Rhoda A. (2012). Factors affecting Length of Hospital stay for people with Spinal Cord Injuries at Kanombe Military Hospital , Rwanda. South African Journal of Physiotherapy 68(2) 33-37.
Biraguma J, Rhoda A, (2012) Peripheral neuropathy and quality of life of adults living with Hiv/Aids in the Rulindo District of Rwanda. SAHARA. 9(2) 88-94.
Rhoda A. (2012) Limitations in in Activity and Participation experienced by stroke patients: A qualitative Inquiry. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 68 (3) 20-24.
Maurtin-Cairncross A, Phillips J, Rhoda A, Witbooi S. (2005) Mentoring for publishing: Reflections by Academic Women at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. European Journal of Scientific Research. 7(4): 5-18.
Rhoda A, Hendry J. (2006) Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients treated at
a community based rehabilitation centre. Journal of Community and
Health Sciences. 1(1):47-53.

Biggs D, Rhoda A (2006) Health Promotion Needs of Stroke Patients in the
Western Cape, South Africa. International Journal of Stroke. 1(1):61.
Khondowe O, Mpofu R, Rhoda A (2006) Experiences of Caregivers of Stroke
Patients in Lusaka, Zambia. Journal of Community and Health Sciences. 1(2):36-42.
Rhoda A, Maurtin-Cairncross A, Phillips J, Witbooi S. (2006) Conquering the Publishing Silences of Black Academic. Women. Journal of Community and Health Sciences. 1(2): 70-77.
Phillips J, Maurtin- Cairncross A, Rhoda A, Witbooi S. (2006) Transforming from within: mentoring as a vehicle to overcome the challenge of publishing as experienced by a group of academic women. Integrating for Excellence: Conference Proceedings ISBN Number: 1 84387 180 7.
Frantz J, Rhoda A (2007). Experiences of  Physiotherapy students with clinical placements. Internet Journal of Interprofessional Practice. 5(3) ISSN 1540-580X.
Rhoda A., Mpofu R, De Weerdt W. (2009) The Content of Physiotherapy Treatment of Stroke patients at Community Health Centres in the Western Cape, South Africa. Journal of Community and Health Sciences 4(1)15-20.
Umerishigi G and Rhoda A. (2010) Process of physiotherapy services of stroke patients treated at Ruhengeri Hospital in Rwanda: A four-year document review. Journal of Community and Health Sciences 5(1) 33.
Frantz JM, Rhoda A. Struthers P, Phillips J. (2010) Research Productivity in physiotherapy department. A case study. African Journal of Health Professionals Education. 2(2):17-20
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 She has completed two staff exchanges to the University of Missourri in The USA and two exchanges to the Katholieke Universitiet Leuven.

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