Do children receive appropriate treatment for childhood burns in the New Juaben Municipality of Ghana? Implications for reducing complications with the use of home-based care.

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October 30, 2013

Do children receive appropriate treatment for childhood burns in the New Juaben Municipality of Ghana? Implications for reducing complications with the use of home-based care.

Abstract
The thrust of the this paper is to determine whether children are receive appropriate treatment for burns at home and to explore the treatment seeking behaviour for this injury in the New Juaben Municipality of Ghana. Cross – sectional descriptive design using both the quantitative and qualitative techniques of collecting data was used. The research sample consisted of 600 respondent and 24 key informants drawn from 12 out of the 52 communities in the Municipality. Sample was collected using simple random sample technique. The data was collected from October 2010 to July 2011.

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