Chronic Diseases in North-West Tanzania and Southern Uganda. Public Perceptions of Terminologies, Aetiologies, Symptoms and Preferred Management

@inproceedings{Nnko2015ChronicDI,
  title={Chronic Diseases in North-West Tanzania and Southern Uganda. Public Perceptions of Terminologies, Aetiologies, Symptoms and Preferred Management},
  author={Soori E. A. Nnko and Dominic Bukenya and Bazil Balthazar Kavishe and Samuel Biraro and Robert Peck and Saidi Hussein Kapiga and Heiner Grosskurth and J. Lotus Seeley and Sassy Molyneux},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Research has shown that health system utilization is low for chronic diseases (CDs) other than HIV. We describe the knowledge and perceptions of CDs identified from rural and urban communities in north-west Tanzania and southern Uganda. METHODS Data were collected through a quantitative population survey, a quantitative health facility survey and focus group discussions (FGDs) and in-depth interviews (IDIs) in subgroups of population survey participants. The main focus of this… CONTINUE READING

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