Table 1

Characteristics of qualitative studies in children

Name

Year

Country

Setting

Population

Primary methods (n)

Disease terminology


Mwenesi

1995

Kenya

Peri-urban, urban, rural

Mothers with ill children

Adults

Interviews

Key informant interviews

homa


Mwenesi

1995

Kenya

Urban township, slum, rural

People in the community

Key informant interviews (60)

Malaria, homa, dege


Makemba

1996

Tanzania

Rural

Traditional healers

Parents who had taken their children to healers

14 interviews

3 focus groups

Degedege, homa ya kawaida


Ahorlu

1997

Ghana

Rural

Caregivers of children under 10

8 focus groups (1057)

Asra, asraku, atridi


Williams

1999

Zambia

Rural

Mothers of children under 5

Father of children under 5

Others*

9 focus groups

7 focus groups

36 in-depth interviews

thupi kuphya, malungo, cilunguzi, malaria, cinthu, cawoka, malaria, yakulu, 'big malaria'


Baume

2000

Zambia

Rural and urban

Caregivers of children under 5 with recent febrile illness

Semi-structured interviews (154)

-


Muela

2002

Tanzania

Rural and urban

Mothers of children under 5

In-depth (81) and follow-up (10) interviews

Malaria, homa, homa ya mbu, homa kali, degedege, malaria ya kichwa


Comoro

2003

Tanzania

Urban, peri-urban, rural

Mothers of sick children under 5, Health workers

10 focus groups (85)

6 focus groups (43)

Homa ya malaria, degedege


Muula

2004

Malawi

Peri-urban

Primary school pupils aged 12-18

4 focus groups (40)

-


Nsungwa-Sabiiti

2004

Uganda

Rural

Mothers, fathers, grandparents

10 focus groups

omutsutsa


Akogun

2005

Nigeria

Rural

Mothers

6 focus groups

zazzabi


Kaona

2005

Zambia

Rural

Mothers, fathers, grandparents, health care providers, community members

12 focus groups (97), 29 key informant interviews

malaria, inzekema, impepo, sinsa, ichinzekema


Falade

2006

Nigeria

Urban and rural

Mothers, fathers, and caregivers of children under 10

Focus groups

Iba, iba lasan


Kamat

2006

Tanzania

Rural

Mothers/caretakers

In-depth interviews (45)

Homa ya kawaida, homa kali, homa ya malaria, degedege


Makundi

2006

Tanzania

Rural

Mothers/caregivers

Traditional healers

2 Focus groups

In-depth interviews

Malaria ya kawaida, malaria kali, degedege


Malik

2006

Sudan

Rural

Mothers

10 Focus groups

-


Montgomery

2006

Tanzania

Urban and rural

Parents/caretakers of children under 5

Health practitioners

Interviews (79)

Interviews (55)

-


Beiersmann

2007

Burkina Faso

Rural

Mothers

Guérisseurs, nurses, traditional birth attendants

17 Focus groups

Semi-structured interviews (17)

Sumaya, dusukun kono


Deressa

2007

Ethiopia

Rural

Mothers of children under 5

Fathers of children under 5

3 Focus groups

3 Focus groups

busa


* Parents, drug vendors, traditional healers, and community- and facility-based health workers

Maslove et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:26   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-26

Open Data