This study examined the volume of oral rehydration solutions given to children during diarrhea and the length of time the solutions are administered.
It also attempted to test the importance of individual and contextual factors-especially mothers' knowledge-in explaining the administration of oral rehydration solutions.
Data about the treatment of an episode of child diarrhea within the last three months were collected from large samples of mothers in seven sites in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
The results showed that oral rehydration solutions were given in smaller volumes and for shorter periods of time than recommended.
The majority of children received at least a glass (200-250 ml) of solution on the first day, but few received more than that.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Enfant, Homme, Réhydratation, Réanimation hydroélectrolytique, Voie orale, A domicile, Qualité, Durée, Connaissance, Comportement maternel, Mère, Pays en développement, Education sanitaire, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Child, Human, Rehydration, Water electrolyte resuscitation, Oral administration, At home, Quality, Duration, Knowledge, Maternal behavior, Mother, Developing countries, Health education, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0314121
Code Inist : 002B27B05. Création : 199406.