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

Supa Promtussananon, Karl Peltzer
Health SA Gesondheid | Vol 8, No 2 | a121 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v8i2.121 | © 2003 Supa Promtussananon, Karl Peltzer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 November 2003 | Published: 04 November 2003

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Supa Promtussananon, University of Venda for Science and Technology, South Africa
Karl Peltzer, University of the North, South Africa

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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 illnesses such as diarrhoea, fever, cough and worms.

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Die doel van die navorsing was om moeders met siek kinders se gesondheidsgedrag na te vors. Die fokus was op die moeders se pogings om mediese hulp vir hul kinders te bekom.

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