Health care-seeking behaviour for child illnesses among rural mothers in South Africa: a pilot study

SOURCE: Health SA Gesondheid
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Promtussananon, K.Peltzer
KEYWORDS: CARE OF CHILDREN, CHILD WELL-BEING, CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES, HEALTH, HEALTH SERVICES, LIMPOPO PROVINCE, RURAL COMMUNITIES
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2653

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the health care-seeking behaviour of mothers when their children under five years suffer from common childhood sicknesses such as diarrhoea, fever, cough and worms. The study was conducted in a rural community in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.