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  1. Maternal perceptions of pneumonia and pneumonia signs in Pakistani children.

    Article - En anglais

    Fifty mothers of children attending a hospital outpatient clinic with non-severe pneumonia (fast breathing but no chest indrawing) were interviewed in depth.

    Maternal perceptions and practices with clinical significance were documented.

    Results showed that most mothers initially tried « heat-producing » home remedies designed to counter the « coldness » of the disease, allowed only 2 days for any particular allopathic medicine to work, and did not go to the same practitioner twice.

    When mothers were asked what had alarmed them enough to come to the hospital, the symptoms named most frequently were persistent severe cough and high fever, inability to sleep and excessive crying.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pneumonie, Attitude, Médecine traditionnelle, Enfant, Homme, Perception sociale, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Diagnostic, Demande thérapeutique, Comportement, Prévention, Poumon pathologie, Mère, Pakistan, Asie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pneumonia, Attitude, Folk medicine, Child, Human, Social perception, Respiratory disease, Diagnosis, Therapeutical request, Behavior, Prevention, Mother, Pakistan, Asia

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

    Cote : 93-0558727

    Code Inist : 002B11C. Création : 199406.