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Socio-cultural determinants of timely and delayed treatment of Buruli ulcer: implications for disease control

Overview of attention for article published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, October 2012
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Title
Socio-cultural determinants of timely and delayed treatment of Buruli ulcer: implications for disease control
Published in
Infectious Diseases of Poverty, October 2012
DOI 10.1186/2049-9957-1-6
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Mercy M Ackumey, Margaret Gyapong, Matilda Pappoe, Cynthia Kwakye Maclean, Mitchell G Weiss

Abstract

Public health programmes recommend timely medical treatment for Buruli ulcer (BU) infection to prevent pre-ulcer conditions from progressing to ulcers, to minimise surgery, disabilities and the socio-economic impact of BU. Clarifying the role of socio-cultural determinants of timely medical treatment may assist in guiding public health programmes to improve treatment outcomes. This study clarified the role of socio-cultural determinants and health system factors affecting timely medical treatment for BU in an endemic area in Ghana.

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The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 77 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 76 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 38%
Researcher 14 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 6%
Student > Bachelor 3 4%
Other 9 12%
Unknown 8 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 8%
Social Sciences 6 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 6%
Other 23 30%
Unknown 13 17%

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#11,058,828
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#391
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#120,196
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