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  1. Cross cultural communication of tetanus vaccinations in Bolivia.

    Article - En anglais

    Although neonatal tetanus (NNT) is common in developing countries, many people are unaware of its causes and prevention.

    A study analyzed cultural beliefs and practices to understand how people in three cultural areas in Bolivia (Aymara, Quechua and Tupi-Guarani) think about NNT and tetanus toxoid (TT) immunizations.

    In all three cultural areas NNT is perceived within a magical and biological framework that involves alternative healing systems and healers.

    Tetanus immunization programs could be more successful if tetanus were a clearly marked target for the Aymara.

    Quechua and Tupi-Guarani people, and vaccinators were sensitive to their cultural perceptions.

    Health workers need to communicate cross-culturally the relationship of TT vaccinations to how members of these ethnic groups perceive NNT.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tétanos, Bactériose, Infection, Vaccination, Prévention, Nouveau né, Homme, Croyance, Milieu culturel, Etude transculturelle, Communication, Bolivie, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Ethnie, Perception sociale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tetanus, Bacteriosis, Infection, Vaccination, Prevention, Newborn, Human, Belief, Cultural environment, Crosscultural study, Communication, Bolivia, South America, America, Ethnic group, Social perception

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0378708

    Code Inist : 002B05B02I. Création : 01/03/1996.