How do mothers recognize and treat pneumonia at home ?
Two hundred mothers of children under five years of age having lower respiratory tract infection were interviewed with the help of pretested unstructured questionnaire to know the danger signs perceived by her in a child suffering from pneumonia andthe home remedies used by them before seeking medical help. « Pasli Chalna » and refusal to feed were the most common symptoms perceived as dangerous. « Pasli Chalna » correlated with retractions in 91.9% and fast breathing in 8.1% cases.
Honey (25%) and Ginger (27%) were the most common home remedies used for relief of cough.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bronchite, Pneumonie, Infection, Bronche pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Enfant, Homme, Inde, Asie, Soin santé primaire, Milieu familial, Représentation mentale, Symptomatologie, Diagnostic, Traitement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Infection, Bronchus disease, Lung disease, Respiratory disease, Child, Human, India, Asia, Primary health care, Family environment, Mental representation, Symptomatology, Diagnosis, Treatment
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0215854
Code Inist : 002B05A03. Création : 09/06/1995.