Perceptions and utilization of the anti-malarials artemether-lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in young children in the Chikhwawa District of Malawi: a mixed methods study

@inproceedings{Ewing2014PerceptionsAU,
  title={Perceptions and utilization of the anti-malarials artemether-lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in young children in the Chikhwawa District of Malawi: a mixed methods study},
  author={Victoria L Ewing and Dianne J Terlouw and Andrew Kapinda and Cheryl Pace and Esther Richards and Rachel J Tolhurst and David G Lalloo},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
  year={2014}
}
BackgroundAdherence to anti-malarial dosing schedules is essential to ensure effective treatment. Measuring adherence is challenging due to recall issues and the participants’ awareness of the desired behaviour influencing their actions or responses. This study used qualitative methods, which allow for rapport building, to explore issues around anti-malarial utilization in young children, and used the results to guide the development of a context specific questionnaire on perceptions and… CONTINUE READING
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