I'm Not a "Basabasa" Woman: An Explanatory Model of HIV Illness in Ghanaian Women

@article{Mill2001ImNA,
  title={I'm Not a "Basabasa" Woman: An Explanatory Model of HIV Illness in Ghanaian Women},
  author={J. Mill},
  journal={Clinical Nursing Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={10},
  pages={254 - 274}
}
  • J. Mill
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Nursing Research
Ghana continues to experience an increase in the rate of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), with more new infections occurring in women than in men. Prevailing views of health and illness, including indigenous knowledge and traditional beliefs, are an important component of the broad context of disease transmission. Participatory action research was used to explore the explanatory model of HIV illness of 31 seropositive Ghanaian women. Also interviewed were 5 HIV… Expand
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