The Influence of Episode Severity on Caregiver Recall, Care-seeking, and Treatment of Diarrhea Among Children 2-59 Months of Age in Bihar, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh, India.
Bottom Line: Increased diarrheal episode severity has been linked to better 2-week recall and improved care-seeking and treatment among caregivers of children under five.Recall error was higher for episodes with onset 8-14 days (31.2%) versus 1-7 days (4.8%) before the survey, and logistic regression analysis showed a trend toward increased severity of less recent compared with more recent episodes.Our findings are of importance to researchers and diarrhea management program evaluators aiming to produce accurate estimates of diarrheal outcomes and program impact in low- and middle-income countries.
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Mentions: Of the 2,132 caregivers included in this analysis, the majority (79.3%) reported having sought care outside the home for their child’s diarrheal episode (Table 1). Care was predominantly sought through the private sector alone (87.2%) compared with the public sector alone (5.8%) or to both sectors (3.7%) (Table 1). Figure 3Figure 3.
Affiliation: Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland; Center for Health Research and Development, Society for Applied Studies, New Delhi, India email@example.com.