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Health-care seeking behaviour and use of traditional medicine in persons with diabetes in Uganda.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Department of Nursing, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda.
2015 (English)In: Global Health Congress, Oxford 2015, Oxford University, 2015Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Health-care seeking behaviour is important as it determines acceptance of healthcare and outcomes of chronic conditions but has been investigated to a limited extent in persons with diabetes in developing countries.

Qualitative study. Focus-group interviews.

Reasons for seeking help from traditional healers were diabetessymptoms and failure of effect from western medicine. Help had been sought from different health facilities with the help of relatives and friends.

Conclusion: A switch between healthcare providers influenced by popular and folk sectos was found. Despite beliefs of using different healthcare providers searching for complementary medicine, participants still experienced health problems related to diabetes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University, 2015.
Series
, Oxford University
Keyword [en]
International health, Diabetes Care, Transcultural care, Health care Organisation
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118709OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-118709DiVA: diva2:816464
Conference
Global Health Congress, Oxford 2015
Projects
Chronic disease management in Uganda
Funder
Sida - Swedish International Development Cooperation AgencySwedish Diabetes Association
Available from: 2015-06-03 Created: 2015-06-03 Last updated: 2015-06-17

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