Rapid community diagnosis of lymphatic filariasis.

  title={Rapid community diagnosis of lymphatic filariasis.},
  author={J O Gyapong and Sam Adjei and Margaret Gyapong and G Asamoah},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  volume={61 1},
We conducted a pilot study to test rapid assessment procedures for the community diagnosis of lymphatic filariasis in some rural communities in Ghana. The assessment criteria included direct key informant interviews, focus group discussions, routine reporting from health facilities, self-administered questionnaires, and a random examination of adult males for hydroceles. All the data collection methods were easy, convenient, non-invasive to use and acceptable to the community. The study… CONTINUE READING

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