Cultural Perceptions of Diarrhea and Illness Management Choices among Yoruba Mothers in Oyo State, Nigeria

@article{Okunribido1997CulturalPO,
  title={Cultural Perceptions of Diarrhea and Illness Management Choices among Yoruba Mothers in Oyo State, Nigeria},
  author={Osibamke O. Okunribido and William R. Brieger and O. O. Omotade and A. A. Adeyemo},
  journal={International Quarterly of Community Health Education},
  year={1997},
  volume={17},
  pages={309 - 318}
}
Home management of childhood illness is a norm throughout most of the world. Decisions about treatment are influenced by cultural perceptions of the illness, and diarrheal illnesses are no exception. A group of 473 mothers and their pre-school age children in rural communities outside Ibadan metropolis in Nigeria were followed over a two-month period. Data were collected on actual diarrhea illness episodes: mothers' names for these illnesses were recorded, and reported treatment actions were… CONTINUE READING