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  1. Mothers' perceptions of severe pneumonia in their own children : a controlled study in Pakistan.

    Article - En anglais

    In 1992, 320 mothers were interviewed in a Rawalpindi hospital to identify which of the signs and symptoms they saw in their own children were most consistently linked with a clinical diagnosis of pneumonia as opposed to common cold.

    A related goal was to determine whether mothers could correctly judge the actual presence or absence of two major pneumonia signs-fast breathing and chest indrawing, The mothers were predominantly poor and 43% were illiterate.

    The study sample was composed of four matched groups:

    • (1) mothers of 80 children with pneumonia, most with severe disease, interviewed after the child was referred to the ward;

    • (2) mothers of 80 such children interviewed in the outpatient clinic prior to any discussion of the pneumonia diagnosis;

    • (3) mothers of 80 children with common cold;

    • and (4) mothers of 80 « well » children.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pneumonie, Enfant, Homme, Perception sociale, Mère, Diagnostic, Symptomatologie, Pakistan, Asie, Enquête, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pneumonia, Child, Human, Social perception, Mother, Diagnosis, Symptomatology, Pakistan, Asia, Inquiry, Respiratory disease, Lung disease

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

    Cote : 94-0241124

    Code Inist : 002B11D. Création : 199406.