Knowledge, attitude, and practice towards epilepsy among religious cleric and traditional healers of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Summary of "Knowledge, attitude, and practice towards epilepsy among religious cleric and traditional healers of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia."

Understanding clerics and healers' knowledge, attitude, and practice towards epilepsy are crucial to identify the mechanisms of epilepsy stigma in Ethiopia. The objective of this study is to characterize the social and demographic determinants of knowledge, attitude, and practices of clerics and healers towards people with epilepsy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


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Name: Seizure
ISSN: 1532-2688
Pages: 57-62


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