Understanding Health Seeking Behavior Regarding Leprosy Patient
American Journal of Health Research
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 356-361
Received: Nov. 6, 2015; Accepted: Nov. 18, 2015; Published: Dec. 10, 2015
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Md. Yeamin Ali, Institute of Environmental Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Md. Fakrul Islam, Department of Social Work, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Md. Redwanur Rahman, Institute of Environmental Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Md. Liton Hossen, Department of Anthropology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Jebunnesa Islam, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Mahfuza Khanom Sheema, Institute of Environmental Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Akib Javed, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Mst. Rupali Akhtar, Department of Political Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
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The study aims at understand the health seeking behavior of leprosy patient and make a batter policy regarding leprosy treatment. People’s perception and culture have great link with health seeking behaviors. Also socio-culture, economic and belief regarding diseases has dominant influence in health seeking behaviors. Socio-cultural behaviors are much related with health seeking behaviors of leprosy. In case of leprosy, their surrounding people have great influence in what kind of treatment they take. Leprosy patient health seeking behaviors influence by their awareness, a consciousness, belief, socio-culture condition and economic condition. Those the entire thing is related with culture. Research shows that 45% patient take salve (Ointment) at first step and they think that it is a skin disease. Limited knowledge, sharing, confusing about cure, wrong belief about diseases are the main factor to treatment. Also economic class is the significant factor for treatment. Lower class people’s economic condition has too much impact on health seeking behavior. If we make conscious about leprosy in our country or society, then the entire leprosy patient will be cure. So, we should think about health seeking behavior those of patient for recurring from the disease. Most of the respondents recognize leprosy after medical test.
Leprosy, Health Seeking Behaviors, Treatment, Socio-culture
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Md. Yeamin Ali, Md. Fakrul Islam, Md. Redwanur Rahman, Md. Liton Hossen, Jebunnesa Islam, Mahfuza Khanom Sheema, Akib Javed, Mst. Rupali Akhtar, Understanding Health Seeking Behavior Regarding Leprosy Patient, American Journal of Health Research. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 356-361. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20150306.17
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