Mothers in developing countries are being successfully taught to give an oral rehydration solution (ORS) at home.
The quantity of oral rehydration fluid that mothers administer to their child remains a critical question.
Inadequate quantities render oral rehydration therapy (ORT) ineffective.
The primary focus of our investigation was direct measurement of the quantity of fluid unsupervised mothers gave their children at home.
This study validates a methodology that provides precise information on ORS administration in the home, information essential for evaluating the effectiveness of home-based therapy and for planning programmes to influence unsupervised mothers to correctly administer ORS to their sick children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Programme sanitaire, Réhydratation, Voie orale, A domicile, Réanimation hydroélectrolytique, Enfant, Homme, Lesotho, Afrique, Education sanitaire, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Sanitary program, Rehydration, Oral administration, At home, Water electrolyte resuscitation, Child, Human, Lesotho, Africa, Health education, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0489581
Code Inist : 002B27B05. Création : 199501.