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Titolo:
Perceptions of and management practices for diarrhoeal diseases by traditional healers in northeastern Nigeria
Autore:
Akpede, GO; Igene, JO; Omotara, BA;
Indirizzi:
Univ Maiduguri, Dept Community Med, Maiduguri, Nigeria Univ Maiduguri Maiduguri Nigeria Dept Community Med, Maiduguri, Nigeria Univ Maiduguri, Dept Food Sci & Technol, Maiduguri, Nigeria Univ Maiduguri Maiduguri Nigeria Food Sci & Technol, Maiduguri, Nigeria Univ Maiduguri, Dept Paediat, Maiduguri, Nigeria Univ Maiduguri Maiduguri Nigeria guri, Dept Paediat, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF HEALTH POPULATION AND NUTRITION
fascicolo: 2, volume: 19, anno: 2001,
pagine: 91 - 99
SICI:
1606-0997(200106)19:2<91:POAMPF>2.0.ZU;2-6
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NORTH-EASTERN NIGERIA; SALT-SUGAR SOLUTION; DIARRHEAL DISEASES; ORAL REHYDRATION; MORBIDITY; CHILDREN; STATE; HOME;
Keywords:
diarrhoea; knowledge; attitudes; practice; medicine; African traditional; Nigeria;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
23
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Akpede, GO Otibhor Okhae Teaching Hosp, Dept Paediat, PMB 8, Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria Otibhor Okhae Teaching Hosp PMB 8 Irrua Edo State Nigeria eria
Citazione:
G.O. Akpede et al., "Perceptions of and management practices for diarrhoeal diseases by traditional healers in northeastern Nigeria", J HEALTH PO, 19(2), 2001, pp. 91-99

Abstract

In Nigeria, there is a paucity or data on the beliefs and practices of traditional healers concerning diarrhoeal diseases. This study was undertaken to provide baseline data for integrating activities of traditional healers into the national Control of Diarrhoeal Diseases (CDD) programme. Interviews of 14 traditional healers, drawn from two large ethnic groups in northeastern Nigeria, were conducted. All but one of them willingly discussed theirbeliefs and practices. Almost all traditional healers used herbs expectingthat it would stop diarrhoea episode. Most traditional healers (n=11) were, however, aware of the sugar-salt solution (SSS), and six of them had positive impression about it. Ten were willing to be further trained in the preparation/use of SSS, and five reported its past use. Some healers strongly believed that breast-feeding was an important cause of diarrhoea and that, in some cases, diarrhoea was only amenable to traditional treatment. The results of this study suggest that the traditional healers in the region may contribute to promoting the appropriate home management of diarrhoea. However, their perceptions and practices need to be upgraded to ensure success.

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