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Titolo:
Perceived causes and management of diarrhoea in young children by market women in Enugu State, Nigeria
Autore:
Ene-Obong, HN; Iroegbu, CU; Uwaegbute, AC;
Indirizzi:
Univ Nigeria, Dept Home Sci & Nutr, Nuskka, Nigeria Univ Nigeria Nuskka Nigeria eria, Dept Home Sci & Nutr, Nuskka, Nigeria Univ Nigeria, Dept Microbiol, Nuskka, Nigeria Univ Nigeria Nuskka Nigeria iv Nigeria, Dept Microbiol, Nuskka, Nigeria Michael Okpara Univ, Dept Home Econ, Umudike, Nigeria Michael Okpara UnivUmudike Nigeria v, Dept Home Econ, Umudike, Nigeria
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF HEALTH POPULATION AND NUTRITION
fascicolo: 2, volume: 18, anno: 2000,
pagine: 97 - 102
SICI:
1606-0997(200009)18:2<97:PCAMOD>2.0.ZU;2-7
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
diarrhoea, infantile; knowledge, attitudes, practice; drug therapy; oral rehydration therapy;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
18
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Ene-Obong, HN Univ Calabar, Coll Med Sci, Dept Biochem, Calabar, Cross River Sta, Nigeria Univ Calabar Calabar Cross River Sta Nigeria Sta, Nigeria
Citazione:
H.N. Ene-Obong et al., "Perceived causes and management of diarrhoea in young children by market women in Enugu State, Nigeria", J HEALTH PO, 18(2), 2000, pp. 97-102

Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine the perceptions of mothers regardingthe causes and management of diarrhoea of their children aged 0-24 months. In Enugu State, Nigeria, 80 market women whose children had diarrhoea during last 6 months were interviewed fortnightly. When possible, the children were observed to determine the types of diarrhoea and treatments given. Fifty-three of the women brought their children to market, and 27 left their children at home. Seventy-one percent of the mothers perceived that diarrhoea was caused by teething. The most common types of diarrhoea occurring in these children were watery diarrhoea (59%) and the so-called teething diarrhoea (29%). Dysentery (6%) and jedi jedi or frothy and mucoid stools (4%) occurred less frequently. In 68% of the cases, drugs were used alone or in conjunction with salt-sugar solution (SSS) or other forms of treatment. Thesedrugs were prescribed by medical personnel (40%), patent medicine dealers (23%), or mothers themselves (30%). About 26% and 39% of the mothers treated, respectively, watery and teething diarrhoeas with drugs only, while 23% used SSS alone. The drugs used were mainly antimicrobials (34%) and a combination of antimicrobial, antimalarial, antacid, analgesic, and some local herbal preparations (21%). The results of the study showed the evidence of unnecessary use of drugs and ignorance about their potential adverse effects. These underscore the need for appropriate primary care education among the market women ire Nigeria.

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