Journal article

Reported reasons for not using a mosquito net when one is available: a review of the published literature

Justin Pulford, Manuel W Hetzel, Miranda Bryant, Peter M Siba, Ivo Mueller

Malaria Journal | BMC | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A review of the barriers to mosquito net use in malaria-endemic countries has yet to be presented in the published literature despite considerable research interest in this area. This paper partly addresses this gap by reviewing one component of the evidence base; namely, published research pertaining to self-reported reasons for not using a mosquito net among net 'owning' individuals. It was anticipated that the review findings would potentially inform an intervention or range of interventions best suited to promoting greater net use amongst this group. METHOD: Studies were sought via a search of the Medline database. The key inclusion criteria were: that study participants coul..

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