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Community knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding epilepsy in Mahenge, Tanzania: A socio-anthropological study in an onchocerciasis-endemic area with a high prevalence of epilepsy

Abstract:
Background Throughout Africa, epilepsy is a highly stigmatized condition. It is often considered to be contagious. This study aimed to assess community knowledge, attitude, and practices toward epilepsy in four villages namely Mdindo, Msogezi, Mzelezi, and Sali within Mahenge division, in Morogoro region, Tanzania. These villages are located in an onchocerciasis–endemic area with a high prevalence of epilepsy.
Methods A qualitative cross-sectional study ... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.yebeh.2022.108568

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Epilepsy and Behavior More from this journal
Volume:
128
Article number:
108568
Publication date:
2022-01-28
Acceptance date:
2022-01-09
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EISSN:
1525-5069
ISSN:
1525-5050
Pmid:
35101841
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1238559
Local pid:
pubs:1238559
Deposit date:
2022-02-17

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