Using Qualitative Methods to Explore Lay Explanatory Models, Health-Seeking Behaviours and Self-Care Practices of Podoconiosis Patients in North-West Ethiopia.

BACKGROUND:Podoconiosis (endemic non-filarial elephantiasis) is a chronic, non-infectious disease resulting from exposure of bare feet to red-clay soil in tropical highlands. This study examined lay beliefs about three under-researched aspects of podoconiosis patients' care: explanatory models,...

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Main Authors: Harrison S Banks, Girmay Tsegay, Moges Wubie, Abreham Tamiru, Gail Davey, Max Cooper
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2016-08-01
Series:PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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