A qualitative study into the health seeking behaviour of caretakers in response to ARI in children under five years of age was conducted in the province of Bohol, the Philippines.
The study was designed to compliment survey data generated from a long running ARI intervention project, specifically to explain behaviours identified as problematic by the project.
Results indicate the importance of folk diagnosis as a basis for selection of first resort for care in the management of childhood ARI.
A cultural category, piang, was identified as a major factor influencing health seeking behaviour and delay in consulting the biomedical system where serious ARI exists.
In addition, caretakers'financial situation and social contacts are important in their decision to seek biomedical assistance and are often implicated in delay in presentation and acting upon referral to hospital.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pneumonie, Enfant, Homme, Demande thérapeutique, Comportement, Milieu familial, Temps attente, Médecine traditionnelle, Statut socioéconomique, Réseau social, Observance thérapeutique, Philippines, Asie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pneumonia, Child, Human, Therapeutical request, Behavior, Family environment, Waiting time, Folk medicine, Socioeconomic status, Social network, Treatment compliance, Philippine Islands, Asia, Respiratory disease, Lung disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0254829
Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 01/03/1996.