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ERIC Number: EJ1054694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
Community Knowledge, Beliefs, Attitudes, and Practices towards Children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Uganda
Bannink, Femke; Stroeken, Koenraad; Idro, Richard; van Hove, Geert
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v62 n2 p182-201 2015
This article describes the findings of a qualitative study on knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and practices towards children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in four regions of Uganda. Focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews were held with parents of children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, policy-makers, and service providers. Our findings describe how negative knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and practices create barriers to treatment and inclusion of children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their parents in Uganda. The findings show how knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and practices evolve over time, are both similar and differ in the various regions, and become more conducive towards accessing treatment and achieving inclusion. Sensitisation and early intervention including parents and service providers in dissemination of knowledge, rehabilitative care to set the trend for positive change and support, as well as longitudinal studies of children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their parents are recommended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uganda