+ Site Statistics
References:
54,258,434
Abstracts:
29,560,870
PMIDs:
28,072,757
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Living in the epilepsy treatment gap in rural South India: A focused ethnography of women and problems associated with stigma



Living in the epilepsy treatment gap in rural South India: A focused ethnography of women and problems associated with stigma



Health Care for Women International 38(7): 753-764



In India, women with epilepsy face unique challenges. A focused ethnography of six women within the epilepsy treatment gap was conducted in rural South India. Women were asked to describe their day-to-day lives. Data were collected through open-ended, semistructured interview questions, participant observation, and field notes. Thematic analysis was done. The disease-related stigma contributed to the women's physical, psychological, and emotional struggles; the women and their family members made every effort to conceal the disease. Educational interventions to create awareness could help women seek effective treatments for their seizures, thereby reducing the stigma and improving the quality of their lives.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 059922258

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 28426368

DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2017.1321000


Related references

Stigma and misconceptions about seizure/epilepsy and the resulting treatment gap among South India rural population. 2007

The Role of HIV Stigma in ART Adherence and Quality of Life Among Rural Women Living with HIV in India. Aids and Behavior 22(12): 3859-3868, 2018

Treatment gap and possible reasons: a community-based study in rural India (comprehensive rural epilepsy study, south India). 2007

Burden of potentially preventable epilepsy: A community-based prevalence study in rural India (comprehensive rural epilepsy study south India, Cressi). 2007

Challenges in Conducting Ethnography Among Hidden Populations in Rural South India. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 50(6): 351-355, 2018

Correlates of stigma among rural Indian women living with HIV/AIDS. Aids and Behavior 17(1): 329-339, 2013

Stigma and Polytherapy: Predictors of Quality of Life in Patients with Epilepsy from South India. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 20(3): 233-241, 2017

Gender, HIV Testing and Stigma: The Association of HIV Testing Behaviors and Community-Level and Individual-Level Stigma in Rural South Africa Differ for Men and Women. Aids and Behavior 21(9): 2579-2588, 2017

Pattern and determinants of self-reported enacted stigma among rural dwellers living with epilepsy attending a tertiary health facility in Enugu State Nigeria. Seizure 56: 60-66, 2018

Pattern and determinants of self-reported enacted stigma among rural dwellers living with epilepsy attending a tertiary health facility in Enugu State Nigeria. Seizure 56: 60-66, 2018

Inclusive prevention efforts fight stigma in rural India. Women's forum. Aidscaptions 4(1): 48-51, 1997

How stigmatizing is stigma in the life of people living with HIV: a study on HIV positive individuals from Chennai, South India. Aids Care 17(7): 795-801, 2005

Differences in testing, stigma, and perceived consequences of stigmatization among heterosexual men and women living with HIV in Bengaluru, India. Aids Care 26(3): 396-403, 2014

An exploratory survey measuring stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa: the People Living with HIV Stigma Index. Bmc Public Health 14: 80, 2014

Geographic differences in the experiences of HIV-related stigma for women living with HIV in northern and rural communities of Ontario, Canada. Rural and Remote Health 18(3): 4522, 2018