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Titolo:
Acute respiratory infections in rural Bangladesh: cultural understandings,practices and the role of mothers and community health volunteers
Autore:
Rashid, SF; Hadi, A; Afsana, K; Begum, SA;
Indirizzi:
Bangladesh Rural Adv Comm, Div Res & Evaluat, Dhaka, Bangladesh BangladeshRural Adv Comm Dhaka Bangladesh & Evaluat, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Titolo Testata:
TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
fascicolo: 4, volume: 6, anno: 2001,
pagine: 249 - 255
SICI:
1360-2276(200104)6:4<249:ARIIRB>2.0.ZU;2-2
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PERCEPTIONS;
Keywords:
ARI; rural mothers; cultural practices; Bangladesh; community intervention;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
14
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Rashid, SF A23 Century Estate, Dhaka 1217, Bangladesh A23 Century Estate Dhaka Bangladesh 1217 aka 1217, Bangladesh
Citazione:
S.F. Rashid et al., "Acute respiratory infections in rural Bangladesh: cultural understandings,practices and the role of mothers and community health volunteers", TR MED I H, 6(4), 2001, pp. 249-255

Abstract

Qualitative data collected from 63 older and younger mothers revealed thatalmost all recognized pneumonia and all described mild and severe signs and symptoms to explain incidences of pneumonia. Respiratory illnesses were attributed to humoral imbalances, supernatural causes and 'negligent' mothers. Home care practices involved drinking specially prepared juices, massaging the child with oil and avoiding 'cooling' foods. Traditional and allopathic care was sought depending on the perceived severity of the illness. Therole of the family was important in decision-making. Rural mothers were relieved and satisfied to be able to quickly access low-cost medicines from Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) health volunteers, who clearlyinfluence health care practices. In-depth interviews and focus group discussions with 23 health volunteers showed that 22 were able to correctly identify breathing rates and their association with pneumonia. All had knowledge of acute respiratory infections (ARI) and were able to list a range of signs and symptoms. Some health volunteers complained of operational constraints with monitoring and technical equipment. Nevertheless, the programme has strong links with grassroots volunteers and community people, making it asuccessful intervention.

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