Evaluation of oral rehydration therapy in Matiguas, Nicaragua.
Use of oral rehydration salts is an effective tool to decrease deaths due to diarrheal dehydration.
Following concerted educational efforts to introduce oral rehydration therapy, Nicaragua reported a significant decrease in deaths of young children from diarrhea and dehydration over a 5-year period.
Further decline in the mortality rate has not occurred, however, and factors that would affect usage and impact are poorly understood.
A health survey was administered in 155 randomly selected homes in Matiguas, Nicaragua, in July 1990.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Réanimation hydroélectrolytique, Voie orale, Réhydratation, Programme sanitaire, Education sanitaire, Connaissance, Attitude, Nicaragua, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Enfant, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Water electrolyte resuscitation, Oral administration, Rehydration, Sanitary program, Health education, Knowledge, Attitude, Nicaragua, Central America, America, Child, Human, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0487834
Code Inist : 002B27B05. Création : 199501.