Household responses to malaria and their costs: a study from rural Sri Lanka

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Household responses to malaria and their costs: a study from rural Sri Lanka. / Konradsen, F; Hoek, Wim van der; Amerasinghe, P H; Amerasinghe, F P; Fonseka, K T.

I: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Bind 91, Nr. 2, 1997, s. 127-30.

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Konradsen, F, Hoek, WVD, Amerasinghe, PH, Amerasinghe, FP & Fonseka, KT 1997, 'Household responses to malaria and their costs: a study from rural Sri Lanka', Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, bind 91, nr. 2, s. 127-30.

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Konradsen, F., Hoek, W. V. D., Amerasinghe, P. H., Amerasinghe, F. P., & Fonseka, K. T. (1997). Household responses to malaria and their costs: a study from rural Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 91(2), 127-30.

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Konradsen F, Hoek WVD, Amerasinghe PH, Amerasinghe FP, Fonseka KT. Household responses to malaria and their costs: a study from rural Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 1997;91(2):127-30.

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Konradsen, F ; Hoek, Wim van der ; Amerasinghe, P H ; Amerasinghe, F P ; Fonseka, K T. / Household responses to malaria and their costs: a study from rural Sri Lanka. I: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 1997 ; Bind 91, Nr. 2. s. 127-30.

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abstract = "A study of the cost of malaria at the household level, community perceptions, preventive measures and illness behaviour linked to the disease was undertaken in 5 villages in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. The surveyed community had a high knowledge of malaria, although side effects of antimalarial drugs were often confused with symptoms of the disease. The community sought prompt diagnosis and treatment at 'western-type' facilities, with 84{\%} making use of government facilities as their first choice and 16{\%} preferring private facilities. The preventive measures used were burning coils (54{\%} of families) and special leaves (69{\%} of families), and 93{\%} of the families had their houses sprayed with insecticides. Average direct expenditure on a single malaria episode was $3 US, with some families spending more than 10{\%} of the annual household net income per episode. The highest expenditure was on special diets for the sick person, to neutralize the perceived heating effect of the disease and its treatment.",
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