Perceptions of severity of diarrhoea and treatment choice : a comparative study of HealthCom sites.
This paper examines the association of treatments given for childhood diarrhoea with the severity of the illness as perceived by mothers and caretakers.
Drawing on 11 large sample surveys in seven research sites of the HealthCom project, the study shows that in all sites, the children judged as very sick were more likely to receive treatment than those not very sick, and that the more severe cases were more likely to be taken to a health facility.
The results also show that in half of the surveys, the more severe cases were more likely to be given SSS or ORS.
No overall pattern of relations was found between severity and giving herbal medicine or pharmaceutical drugs at home.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Enfant, Chimiothérapie, Education sanitaire, Médecine tropicale, Traitement, Perception, Mère, Etude comparative, Phytothérapie, Traitement diététique, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Child, Chemotherapy, Health education, Tropical medicine, Treatment, Perception, Mother, Comparative study, Phytotherapy, Diet therapy, Human, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
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Cote : 94-0203178
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.