The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the socio-cultural aspects of transmissible diseases, in particular AIDS perceptions, among the two major Ivorian ethnic groups, the Bété and Baoulé, in order to implement more suitable educational programmes.
The methods used consist of structured interviews to obtain quantitative findings on knowledge and practices, and « focus groups » and semi-structured interviews with key-informants for the collection of qualitative data.
Interpretations according to traditional ways of thinking are widespread among both the Bété and Baoulé.
Urinating where an AIDS patient has urinated and sorcery attacks are considered possible ways of transmitting AIDS according to traditional categories of pure-impure and supernatural powers intervention.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Perception sociale, Ethnie, Connaissance, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Croyance, Milieu culturel, Homme, Côte d'Ivoire, Afrique, Bété, Baoulé, Education sanitaire, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Maladie sexuellement transmissible
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Social perception, Ethnic group, Knowledge, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Belief, Cultural environment, Human, Ivory Coast, Africa, Health education, Prevention, Sanitary program, Sexually transmitted disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0435943
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.