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What do we know of beliefs affecting people’s perceptions of health and medicines?

  • At: 2009 FIP Congress in Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: DODOO, Alexander Nii Oto (University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana)
  • Co-author(s): Arhinful, Daniel Kojo (Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana)
  • Abstract:

    People's perception of medicines and medication usage is affected strongly by their cosmology of health and illness. The decision to use medicines is strongly influenced by cultural beliefs, religious and traditional practices as well as previous experiences of the patient or his close associates in managing the condition, especially the outcomes

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Last update 4 October 2019

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