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Titolo:
Treatment of childhood diarrhoea in Nigeria: Need for adaptation of healthpolicy and programmes to cultural norms
Autore:
Omotade, OO; Adeyemo, AA; Kayode, CM; Oladepo, O;
Indirizzi:
Univ Coll Hosp, Inst Child Hlth, Ibadan, Nigeria Univ Coll Hosp Ibadan Nigeria ll Hosp, Inst Child Hlth, Ibadan, Nigeria Univ Ibadan, Coll Med, Dept Prevent & Social Med, Ibadan, Nigeria Univ Ibadan Ibadan Nigeria , Dept Prevent & Social Med, Ibadan, Nigeria Univ Ibadan, Coll Med, Dept Paediat, Ibadan, Nigeria Univ Ibadan Ibadan Nigeria dan, Coll Med, Dept Paediat, Ibadan, Nigeria
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF HEALTH POPULATION AND NUTRITION
fascicolo: 3, volume: 18, anno: 2000,
pagine: 139 - 144
SICI:
1606-0997(200012)18:3<139:TOCDIN>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
diarrhoea; diarrhoea, infantile; oral rehydration therapy; drug therapy; ethnomedicine; perceptions; healthcare-seeking behaviour; knowledge, attitudes, practice; health policy;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
11
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Omotade, OO Univ Coll Hosp, Inst Child Hlth, Ibadan, Nigeria Univ Coll Hosp Ibadan Nigeria t Child Hlth, Ibadan, Nigeria
Citazione:
O.O. Omotade et al., "Treatment of childhood diarrhoea in Nigeria: Need for adaptation of healthpolicy and programmes to cultural norms", J HEALTH PO, 18(3), 2000, pp. 139-144

Abstract

A community survey of treatment regimens for acute diarrhoea in children was carried out in 10 villages in the Ona Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria, using a combination of qualitative (focus-group discussions)and quantitative (weekly surveillance of diarrhoea) methods, Focus-group discussions were conducted with parents of children aged less than 5 years, while a surveillance of diarrhoea among 550 children of same age was carried out during a 6-month period. The findings of the study showed that not all types of diarrhoea were recognized as illnesses, and only those considered to be illnesses were treated. Treatment often : involved an adhoc group which comprised adults who were present at the time the illness occurred (including parents, neighbours, relatives, and elders), Certain beliefs and practices, such as associating types of diarrhoea with occupation or ethnic groups, categorizing the severity on perceived causes, and withholding certain foods during episodes of diarrhoea, were common factors in decision-making for seeking treatment. Antimicrobial agents were used in the case of 46.8% of 205 diarrhoeal episodes, and 28.5% were not at all treated. The usualpractice of focusing on a target group, such as mothers, during educational interventions may need to be modified in communities where nearly every adult has a role in decision-making in relation to health. The need to adapthealth policy and programmes to cultural norms should be addressed to improve the impact of programmes.

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