Cultural and religious components in Nigerian parents' perceptions of the aetiology of cleft lip and palate: implications for treatment and rehabilitation.

@article{Olasoji2007CulturalAR,
  title={Cultural and religious components in Nigerian parents' perceptions of the aetiology of cleft lip and palate: implications for treatment and rehabilitation.},
  author={Hector Oladapo Olasoji and Vincent Ifechukwukwu Ugboko and Godwin Toyin Arotiba},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={302-5}
}
The present study was conducted to find out the perceptions of mothers from two Nigerian ethnic groups who had children with cleft lip and palate (CLP) about the aetiology of the defect. Mothers of 16 children with CLP from the Yoruba ethnic group who attended the maxillofacial clinic of the Obafemi Awolowo University teaching hospital in southern Nigeria and 20 children with CLP from the Hausa/Fulani ethnic group who attended the maxillofacial clinic of the University of Maiduguri teaching… CONTINUE READING
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