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Cultural health practices of South African Vatsonga people on the home care of children with measles

R.T. Lebese, V.O. Netshandama, N.S. Shai-Mahoko
Curationis | Vol 27, No 1 | a956 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v27i1.956 | © 2004 R.T. Lebese, V.O. Netshandama, N.S. Shai-Mahoko | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 September 2004 | Published: 28 September 2004

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R.T. Lebese, University of Venda for Science and Technology, South Africa
V.O. Netshandama, University of Venda for Science and Technology, South Africa
N.S. Shai-Mahoko, University of Venda for Science and Technology, South Africa

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Abstract

The purpose of this research study was to identify the cultural health practices of the Vatsonga in relation to the home care of children with measles. It was undertaken in the Giyani District of the Limpopo Province, in the Republic of South Africa. The qualitative, explorative and contextual design was used to conduct this project. Data was collected from nine key informants and nineteen general informants. Data was collected using individual interviews with key-informants and focus group interviews with general informants. Observations were also made.

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