Compliance with chemotherapy in childhood leukaemia in Africa.

@article{Macdougall1989ComplianceWC,
  title={Compliance with chemotherapy in childhood leukaemia in Africa.},
  author={L G Macdougall and Thomas D. Wilson and Robert Cohn and E N Shuenyane and Suzanne McElligott},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={1989},
  volume={75 10},
  pages={481-4}
}
Compliance with chemotherapy in childhood leukaemia is usually good because of parental fear of the disease. However, poor compliance and refusal of treatment have been reported from both the USA and the UK. Little is known about African concepts of leukaemia, attitudes to treatment or compliance. A study was undertaken to investigate factors which might affect compliance in 15 black and 30 white families of leukaemic children in Johannesburg. The socio-economic and educational status of the… CONTINUE READING

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