alexa Prevalence and Factors Associated with Parental Traditional Medicine Use for Children in Motta Town, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, 2014
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Prevalence and Factors Associated with Parental Traditional Medicine Use for Children in Motta Town, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, 2014

Tenaw Gualu Melesse1*, Yohannes Ayalew2, Girma Alem Getie1, Haymanot Zeleke Mitiku1 and Girmay Tsegaye1

1Department of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Debremarkos University,Debremarkos, Ethiopia

2Departments of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Allied Health Sciences, College of Health Science, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Tenaw Gualu Melesse
Department of Nursing
College of Health Sciences
Debremarkos University Debremarkos, Ethiopia
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Received date Octomber 27, 2014; Accepted date November 27, 2014; Published date November 29, 2014

Citation: Melesse TG, Ayalew Y, Getie GA, Mitiku HZ, Tsegaye G (2015) Prevalence and Factors Associated with Parental Traditional Medicine Use for Children in Motta Town, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, 2014. Altern Integr Med 4:179. doi:10.4172/2327-5162.1000179

Copyright: © 2015 Melesse TG, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Background: Traditional medicine is the ancient and culture bound medical practice which existed in human societies before the application of modern science to health. Around 80% of Ethiopians relies on traditional medicines. Although some traditional medical practices in children are useful and contributing positively and need to be strengthen, some are harmful from the perspective of health. In Ethiopia, studies conducted so far are very limited and focused on adults. As a result, this study was conducted to assess the prevalence and factors associated with parental traditional medicine practice for children. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess prevalence and factors associated with parental traditional medicine use for children in Motta Town. Methods: Community based cross-sectional study design was used. Data was collected using structured interviewer administered questionnaire. The study was conducted among 381 households selected using systematic random sampling method. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to present the data. Odds ratio, binary and multiple logistic regression were used to assess the association between dependent and independent variables. Result: It was found that 88.2% of parents had used either forms of traditional medicine for their children. The top therapies used were herbs (66.9%), religious therapies (52.8%), massage (22.8%), bone settler (21.8%) and traditional birth attendants (13.1%). Female parents, low educational level, accessibility of traditional medicine, low price and perceived effectiveness were significantly associated with parental traditional medicine use for children. Conclusion and recommendation: There was high parental traditional medicine practice for children in this study. Female parents, low educational status, easily accessibility, cheap in price and perceived effectiveness were significant predictors. The integration of traditional medicine as part of modern medicine and controlling mechanism should be strengthen. Community education and further research on its efficacy and safety should also be done.

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