A survey on practices of koraga tribes during diarrhoea in children

Shrisha, * and Margaret, Binu E and Shetty, Sheela (2015) A survey on practices of koraga tribes during diarrhoea in children. Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 43-46. ISSN 2395-1397

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Introduction: Every society follows different practices to treat various childhood illnesses. Tribal populations are isolated from the general population by their own lifestyle and practices. The objective of the study was to assess the treatment practices of the Koraga tribes during diarrhoea in children. Materials and Methods: A descriptive survey using face-to-face interview technique was undertaken among 200 caretakers of Koraga tribe using a semi-structured questionnaire. Data analysis was done using SPSS v16.0. Results: 110 (55%) respondents were using arrowroot mixture; curd and salt were used by 34 (17%) to treat diarrhoea. Other practices include use of wheat sooji porridge 131(65.50%) and fried white rice congee 69 (34.50%). Around 56 respondents were consulting physicians. Conclusion: The study concluded that Koraga tribes still practice many home remedies, to treat the children during diarrhoea.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Practices; diarrhoea; common childhood illness; Koraga tribes.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2015 09:19
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 09:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144435

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