A survey was conducted on 131 mothers in rural Bangladesh to examine knowledge and perceptions of helminth infection in relation to use of health facilities and treatment-seeking behaviour.
Almost all respondents considered worms to be a cause of bad health and a high percentage of mothers had obtained deworming treatment for their children.
However, marked differences were found in mothers'descriptions of the causes and prevention of helminth infection in two adjacent areas ; Pullakandi and Shekpara.
The discrepancies in biomedical knowledge corresponded with differences in treatment-seeking behaviour in the two areas.
Mots-clés Pascal : Helminthiase, Parasitose, Infection, Perception sociale, Connaissance, Demande thérapeutique, Comportement, Mère, Homme, Traitement, Prévention, Milieu rural, Bengla Desh, Asie, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Helminthiasis, Parasitosis, Infection, Social perception, Knowledge, Therapeutical request, Behavior, Mother, Human, Treatment, Prevention, Rural environment, Bangladesh, Asia, Digestive diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0679769
Code Inist : 002B05E03B8. Création : 09/06/1995.