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Rapid ethnographic assessment: Applications in a diarrhea management program

Bentley, M.E. and Pelto, G.H. and Straus, W.L and Schumann, D.A and Adegbola, E. and de la Pena, E. and Oni, G.A. and Brown , K.H and Huffman, S.L. (1988) Rapid ethnographic assessment: Applications in a diarrhea management program. Social Science and Medicine, 27 (1). pp. 107-116.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a rapid ethnographic assessment methodology (REA) that was developed as an essential component of the dietary management of diarrhea (DMD) program. The DMD program is an interdisciplinary research project that has been developed to design intervention programs to reduce or eliminate the nutritional complications of diarrhea in Peru and Nigeria. Anthropological data gathering was an important component of the intervention design, but time and budgetary constraints required a rapid methodological approach. This paper outlines the REA methodology, describes the advantages and disadvantages of the approach, and discusses future applications for international primary health care interventions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: rapid anthropological assessment; childhood diarrhea; Peru; Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Professor Gbolahan Oni
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2015 21:28
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 13:30
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4593

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