Dying along the Ladder of Stratification: A View of Rural - Urban Dichotomy in Malaria Treatment among Pregnant Women in Ondo State
Onabanjo, Oluwasegun David, Nwokocha, Ezebunwa E., Gender & Behaviour
Studies on malaria related maternal mortality in Nigeria have focused largely on preventive behaviours and healthcare providers' knowledge of treatment regimen. However, negligible attention has been paid to rural - urban differentials and treatment patterns adopted by care seekers in relevant contexts. This study, therefore, investigated the factors that influenced pregnant women's disposition to malaria treatment in rural and urban areas of Ondo state.
The Health Belief Model, Theory of Planned Behaviour and Health Utilization Model were used as the theoretical framework. The study employed descriptive survey research design using both quantitative and qualitative …
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Publication information: Article title: Dying along the Ladder of Stratification: A View of Rural - Urban Dichotomy in Malaria Treatment among Pregnant Women in Ondo State. Contributors: Onabanjo, Oluwasegun David - Author, Nwokocha, Ezebunwa E. - Author. Journal title: Gender & Behaviour. Volume: 10. Issue: 2 Publication date: December 2012. Page number: 4792+. © IFE Centre for Psychological Studies Dec 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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