Health-seeking behavior of Rwandan women.
Women, development and health. International conference. East Lansing MI (USA), 1988.
The responses of Rwandan women in a highland region to their own and their children's illness episodes are examined.
Over 85% of diarrhea cases from monthly morbidity recalls were treated by health-center visits, use of Western medicine, or no treatment.
Factors such as the age of the child at the time of the illness, previous child death in the household, and the women's control of various categories of household expenditures exert some influence on health-seeking behavior, according to results of cross-tabulations.
Women at the highest altitudes tend to respond less actively to children's diarrhea, possibly because of the relative difficulty of their journey to the health center.
Recommendations are offered for policy and further study.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rwanda, Femme, Demande thérapeutique, Comportement maternel, Enfant, Diarrhée, Afrique, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rwanda, Woman, Therapeutical request, Maternal behavior, Child, Diarrhea, Africa, Human, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
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Cote : 94-0014454
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 199406.