Verbal autopsies (VA) are frequently used to determine causes of death for individuals for whom there is no reliable clinical information regarding the terminal illness.
VA interviews are used to note key symptoms and signs recalled by relatives of the deceased and diagnoses ascribed according to the symptom complexes.
The VA technique assumes that individual disease entities have discrete symptom complexes and that these can be accurately recognized and recalled by the interviewees.
We have examined the accuracy with which specific symptoms are recalled over time by mothers or normal guardians of 491 children who died on the paediatric wards of two district hospitals in East Africa.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort, Rappel, Diagnostic, Enfant, Homme, Cause, Mère, Communication verbale, Entretien, Milieu rural, Kenya, Afrique, Tanzanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Death, Recall, Diagnosis, Child, Human, Cause, Mother, Verbal communication, Interview, Rural environment, Kenya, Africa, Tanzania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0601975
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.