Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences


Introduction: Every society follows different practices to treat various childhood illnesses. Tribal populations are isolated from the general population by their own lifestyle and practices. The objective of the study was to assess the treatment practices of the Koraga tribes during diarrhoea in children. Materials and Methods: A descriptive survey using face-to-face interview technique was undertaken among 200 caretakers of Koraga tribe using a semi-structured questionnaire. Data analysis was done using SPSS v16.0. Results: 110 (55%) respondents were using arrowroot mixture; curd and salt were used by 34 (17%) to treat diarrhoea. Other practices include use of wheat sooji porridge 131(65.50%) and fried white rice congee 69 (34.50%). Around 56 respondents were consulting physicians. Conclusion: The study concluded that Koraga tribes still practice many home remedies, to treat the children during diarrhoea

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