This paper examines the various ways through which adults' health beliefs and attitudes affect their responses to five major killer diseases during childhood.
The data for the study were derived from in-depth interviews conducted between December 1988 and January 1989 in a Yoruba community, Nigeria.
The diseases covered in the study include diarrhoea, measles, tetanus, pertussis and fever It was observed that most mothers used alterntive sources of health care, rather than hospitals, clinics and maternity centres, in their treatment of diseases among children.
Prominent among the alternative sources were patent medicine stores where there were personalistic social interaction between clients and operators, free consultancy and flexible pricing.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Bactériose, Homme, Afrique, Diarrhée, Rougeole, Tétanos, Coqueluche, Fièvre, Enfant, Attitude, Croyance, Parent, Comportement, Nigéria
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, Bacteriosis, Human, Africa, Diarrhea, Measles, Tetanus, Whooping cough, Fever, Child, Attitude, Belief, Parent, Behavior, Nigeria
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