International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 8 (2017)

Perceptions sociales et modes de gestion de l’épilepsie en contexte communautaire : Kongodékro (commune de Bouaké)


Kouadio M’bra Kouakou Dieu-Donné

This study aims to analyze the social perceptions and management patterns of epilepsy in the Baoul-Assz-Faafou of Kongodkro (Bouak commune) in north-central Cte dIvoire. Indeed, this "humiliating" pathology is the subject of various spiritual interpretations which influence its therapeutic itinerary. It gives a central place to traditional African medicine, to which healing prayers are added. Relegated to the background, modern monitoring seems to require. The collection of data required the use of semi-directive interviews administered to seventeen people thus distributed: six patients, five of them current and one old; the parents of patients (father, mother or person in charge), a doctor of the Bouak Psychiatric Hospital, two religious leaders, and two traditional therapists.
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Kouadio M’bra Kouakou Dieu-Donné. Perceptions sociales et modes de gestion de l’épilepsie en contexte communautaire : Kongodékro (commune de Bouaké). International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 4, Issue 8, 2017, Pages 176-184
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