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Cultural influences on seeking and accessing modern health care in Angola

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dc.contributor.advisor Bezuidenhout, M. C.(Martha Catharina) 1946- en
dc.contributor.advisor Tjallinks, J.E. (Mrs.) en
dc.contributor.advisor De Almeida, M.F.C.C. (Mrs.) en Nunes, Manuel Licas en 2009-08-25T10:44:33Z 2009-08-25T10:44:33Z 2009-08-25T10:44:33Z 2007-06-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Nunes, Manuel Licas (2009) Cultural influences on seeking and accessing modern health care in Angola, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This study examined Angolan culture as an influence to accessing modern scientific health care with the aim to develop health information brochures to inform the population of the advantages of scientific medicine. The quantitative approach with an exploratory and descriptive design was applied in this study, using a questionnaire to collect data from 100 respondents by means of a convenience sample. The findings indicated that most of the respondents were aware of what caused disease and illness in terms of modern knowledge, preferred to access government hospitals and also that government health care services were more affordable than some of the other alternatives. However, the study also found that a small section of the respondents believed in the powers and advantages of witch doctors, thus confirming that certain cultural issues still influenced the selection of assistance when health care and treatment is required. Recommendations were made through which health education could be distributed. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (1 v. (various pagings))
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Angolan culture en
dc.subject alternative medicine en
dc.subject curandeiros (herbal doctors) en
dc.subject quimbandeiros (witchdoctors) en
dc.subject.ddc 362.109673
dc.subject.lcsh Social medicine-- Angola
dc.subject.lcsh Alternative medicine-- Angola
dc.subject.lcsh Community health services-- Angola
dc.subject.lcsh Primary health care-- Angola
dc.subject.lcsh Health education-- Angola
dc.subject.lcsh Herbs-- Therapeutic use-- Angola
dc.subject.lcsh Traditional medicine-- Angola
dc.subject.lcsh Witchcraft-- Angola
dc.subject.lcsh Angola-- Social life and customs
dc.subject.lcsh Angolans-- Medicine
dc.title Cultural influences on seeking and accessing modern health care in Angola en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department HEALTH STUDIES en
dc.description.department Chemistry MA (HEALTH STUDIES) en MSC (Chemistry)

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