n Health SA Gesondheid - Primary health care management challenges for childhood atopic eczema as experienced by the parents in a Gauteng district in South Africa - special edition 2016

Volume 21 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1025-9848
  • E-ISSN: 2071-9736



The goal of this study was to explore and describe the experience of parents regarding the primary health care (PHC) management of their children's atopic eczemain a Gauteng district. A qualitative, explorative, descriptive, contextual embedded single case study design was employed. Data were collected through semi-structured individual interviews, field notes and direct observation until saturation occurred; analysed according to Tesch's steps of descriptive data analysis. Trustworthiness and ethical measures were used and were employed. Three themes were identified. Management challenges, the second theme with sub-themes: drug management, knowledge levels of PHC clinicians, health education and financial challenges, will be discussed.

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