Social Perceptions, Behaviors and Therapeutic Routes Related to High Blood Pressure in Women from Banco to Bouake
World Journal of Public Health
Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages: 47-52
Received: Apr. 7, 2020; Accepted: Apr. 22, 2020; Published: Jul. 6, 2020
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Siméon Meless Akmel, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University Alassane Ouattara-Bouake, Ivory Coast
Hilaire Gnazégbo Mazou, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University Alassane Ouattara-Bouake, Ivory Coast
Patrice Edmond Yao Kouakou, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University Alassane Ouattara-Bouake, Ivory Coast
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High blood pressure is a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, more particularly in Ivory Coast. It causes stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and coronary heart disease, the leading causes of death worldwide. This situation has led political authorities, researchers, NGOs to reflect on reality. The objective of this research is to analyze the social perceptions, behaviors and therapeutic routes linked to high blood pressure in the "Koyaka" populations from Banco to Bouake, field of investigation. We conducted research, both qualitative and quantitative, carried out using data collection tools (questionnaire, observation guide, consultation registers, interview guide) with 100 individuals. The work, which presents results from the field, analyzes the meaning that the Koyaka give to high blood pressure (causes, consequences). Then, it explains the behaviors (poor nutrition) and the response of the actors (therapeutic routes) in the face of the disease. Therefore, medical anthropology must be associated with the fight against this pathology.
Social Perception, High Blood Pressure, Behavior, Therapeutic Itinerary, Medical Anthropology, Ivory Coast
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Siméon Meless Akmel, Hilaire Gnazégbo Mazou, Patrice Edmond Yao Kouakou, Social Perceptions, Behaviors and Therapeutic Routes Related to High Blood Pressure in Women from Banco to Bouake, World Journal of Public Health. Special Issue: Women, Health and Sustainable Development in Under Developed Country. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, pp. 47-52. doi: 10.11648/j.wjph.20200503.11
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