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Table 1 Agreement between symptoms and treatments for different illnesses given in Focus Group Discussions with mothers in other study [7] and action reported in in depth interviews

From: "I never had the money for blood testing" – Caretakers' experiences of care-seeking for fatal childhood fevers in rural Uganda – a mixed methods study

Results from Hildenwall et al 2007 Results from this study
Local illness concept Explanation/symptoms Treatment preference from Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) Treatment given in accordance with results from FGDs Number (some caretakers gave more than one illness name)
Omusudha Hot body Herbs, panadol, antimalarial drugs Yes 8
Okuwamu omusayi Lack of blood, pale palms Blood transfusion Yes 5
Lukunsense Measles; fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, coated eyes Herbs No, went to hospital for care. 3
Lwenyanja Diarrhea, fever, desquamation of the skin around the private parts Traditional care. Sometimes in combination with hospital care Yes 3
Enhonhi Cold hands and feet with warm trunk, yellowish diarrhoea, tightness in the chest with difficult breathing. Herbs Yes, but went to hospital after giving herbs at home. 2
Lubyamira Difficult breathing Hospital care/home care until severe illness Yes, child put on drugs at home but quickly taken to hospital 1
Okwesika Convulsions Traditional care Yes 1
Ebiino False teeth; vomiting, diarrhea, high temperature and does not breath well Traditional care No, went to hospital for care. 1
Others Missing information Missing information Different management 6