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The reasons for the epilepsy treatment gap in Kilifi, Kenya: using formative research to identify interventions to improve adherence to antiepileptic drugs.

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Many people with epilepsy (PWE) in resource-poor countries do not receive appropriate treatment, a phenomenon referred to as the epilepsy treatment gap (ETG). We conducted a qualitative study to explore the reasons for this gap and to identify possible interventions in Kilifi, Kenya. Focus group discussions (FGDs) were carried out of PWE and their caregivers. Individual interviews were conducted of PWE, their caregivers, traditional healers, community health workers and leaders, nurses and do...

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10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.07.009

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Author
Journal:
Epilepsy and behavior : EandB More from this journal
Volume:
25
Issue:
4
Pages:
614-621
Publication date:
2012-12-01
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EISSN:
1525-5069
ISSN:
1525-5050
Language:
English
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pubs:363806
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uuid:0985523c-33f5-4789-8c84-8d2288bda8cb
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pubs:363806
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363806
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2013-11-16

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