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Acute Childhood Diarrhoea and Maternal Time Allocation in the Northern Central Sierra of Peru

Citation

Bentley, Margaret E.; Elder, John P.; Fukumoto, Mary N.; Stallings, Rebecca H.; Jacoby, Enrique; & Brown, Kenneth H. (1995). Acute Childhood Diarrhoea and Maternal Time Allocation in the Northern Central Sierra of Peru. Health Policy and Planning, 10(1), 60-70.

Abstract

Interventions to improve child health depend, at least implicitly, on changing maternal knowledge and behaviour and a reallocation of maternal time. There have been few studies, however, of the time cost involved in the adoption of new health technologies and even fewer that examine changes in maternal activities in response to child illness. The present study examines maternal daytime activities and investigates changes that occur when children are ill. We examine the impact of acute childhood diarrhoea episodes on the activity patterns of the mother/caretaker in this setting.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/10.1.60

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Health Policy and Planning

Author(s)

Bentley, Margaret E.
Elder, John P.
Fukumoto, Mary N.
Stallings, Rebecca H.
Jacoby, Enrique
Brown, Kenneth H.

Year Published

1995

Volume Number

10

Issue Number

1

Pages

60-70

Reference ID

1197