Table 1

Agreement between symptoms and treatments for different illnesses given in Focus Group Discussions with mothers in other study [7] and action reported in in depth interviews

Results from Hildenwall et al 2007

Results from this study


Local illness concept

Explanation/symptoms

Treatment preference from Focus Group Discussions (FGDs)

Treatment given in accordance with results from FGDs

Number (some caretakers gave more than one illness name)


Omusudha

Hot body

Herbs, panadol, antimalarial drugs

Yes

8


Okuwamu omusayi

Lack of blood, pale palms

Blood transfusion

Yes

5


Lukunsense

Measles; fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, coated eyes

Herbs

No, went to hospital for care.

3


Lwenyanja

Diarrhea, fever, desquamation of the skin around the private parts

Traditional care. Sometimes in combination with hospital care

Yes

3


Enhonhi

Cold hands and feet with warm trunk, yellowish diarrhoea, tightness in the chest with difficult breathing.

Herbs

Yes, but went to hospital after giving herbs at home.

2


Lubyamira

Difficult breathing

Hospital care/home care until severe illness

Yes, child put on drugs at home but quickly taken to hospital

1


Okwesika

Convulsions

Traditional care

Yes

1


Ebiino

False teeth; vomiting, diarrhea, high temperature and does not breath well

Traditional care

No, went to hospital for care.

1


Others

Missing information

Missing information

Different management

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Hildenwall et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2008 8:12   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-8-12

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