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Table 4 Help-seeking by caregivers of a child with developmental disorder

From: Stigma, explanatory models and unmet needs of caregivers of children with developmental disorders in a low-income African country: a cross-sectional facility-based survey

Help-seeking Number Percent
First place where help sought   
 Biomedical (modern health institution) 46 45.1
 Traditional 56 54.9
Have you ever looked for help from any of the followinga   
 Holy water 53 52.0
 Church/priest 35 34.3
Debtera (spiritual healers in Orthodox Christian clergy) 7 6.9
 Herbalist 11 10.8
 Mosque 9 8.8
Kalicha (spiritual healers in Muslim clergy) 6 5.9
Tanquaye (Sorcerer) 5 4.9
Wogesha (traditional physical therapy including massage and bone setting) 5 4.9
 Hospital 83 81.4
 Private clinic 27 26.5
 Public health centre 22 21.6
 Health extension workers 6 5.9
 Private pharmacy 6 5.9
Broad classification of help sought   
 Ever sought traditional help 68 66.7
  1. Note: a Respondents could provide multiple answers