Journal article

Community and caregivers' perceptions of pneumonia and care-seeking experiences in Nigeria: A qualitative study

Ayobami A Bakare, Hamish Graham, Imaria C Agwai, Funmilayo Shittu, Carina King, Tim Colbourn, Agnese Iuliano, Zeus Aranda, Eric D McCollum, Adamu Isah, Solomon Bahiru, Paula Valentine, Adegoke G Falade, Rochelle A Burgess, Matthew MacCalla, Temitayo Folorunso Olowookere, Christine Cassar, Tahlil Ahmed, Vanessa Bianchi, Paula Valentine

Pediatric Pulmonology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Appropriate and timely care seeking can reduce pneumonia deaths, but are influenced by caregivers and community norms of health and illness. We explore caregiver and community perceptions, and care-seeking experience, of childhood pneumonia, to understand contexts that drive pediatric service uptake in Nigeria. METHODS: Community group discussions and qualitative interviews with caregivers in Lagos and Jigawa states were completed between 1 November 2018 and 31 May 2019. Participants were recruited from purposively sampled health facility catchment areas with assistance from facility staff. We used episodic interviews, asking caregivers (Jigawa = 20; Lagos = 15) to recount specif..

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