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dc.contributor.authorFagbamigbe, Adeniyi
dc.contributor.authorJuma, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorKariuki, John
dc.identifier.citationFagbamigbe , A , Juma , J & Kariuki , J 2022 , ' Barriers to utilization of oral rehydration solution and zinc in managing diarrhoea among under-five children in Oyo State, Nigeria ' , BMJ Paediatrics Open , vol. 6 , no. 1 , e001450 .
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dc.description.abstractDespite its effectiveness, oral rehydration solution (ORS) and zinc use for managing diarrhoea among under-5 children (U5C) is low in Nigeria. We assessed the barriers to utilisation and sources of ORS/zinc in Oyo State, Nigeria. A cross-sectional mixed-methods design was adopted. Of the 1154 mothers in the quantitative study, only 71 (6.2%) reported recent U5C diarrhoea, of which 41 used ORS/zinc. Eleven of these 41 obtained ORS/zinc from private chemists, and six from government hospitals. Topmost barriers to utilisation of ORS/zinc are unavailability, unaffordability and poor awareness. Stakeholders should intensify efforts to sensitise women, and improve the availability and affordability of ORS and zinc therapy.
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dc.rightsCopyright © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2022. Re-use permitted under CC BY. Published by BMJ. This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported (CC BY 4.0) license, which permits others to copy, redistribute, remix, transform and build upon this work for any purpose, provided the original work is properly cited, a link to the licence is given, and indication of whether changes were made.en
dc.subjectBarriers to utilisationen
dc.subjectUnder-five childrenen
dc.subjectRA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicineen
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.titleBarriers to utilization of oral rehydration solution and zinc in managing diarrhoea among under-five children in Oyo State, Nigeriaen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Population and Behavioural Science Divisionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Medicineen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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