The objectives of the study were to determine the perceived causes of Buruli ulcer disease
from both sufferers and non-suffers in Nsawam Adoagyiri municipality, to analyse how the
disease affected human health in the area, and to elicit responses, from both sufferers and nonsufferers, on measures that could be taken to reduce human suffering and impacts from the
disease. A simple random sampling method of data collection was used to select 193
respondents from the area, consisting of sufferers and non-sufferers of the disease, as well as
medical personnel offering care to patients at the government health centres.
Sufferers indicated that drinking and using contaminated water for domestic household
activities was the most important cause of the disease.Non-sufferers, who were not medical
personnel, suggested that the most important cause of the disease was through contraction
from the environment due to swampy nature of the area and the possibility of worms or insects
being the carrier or the mode of spread of the disease. However, non-sufferers, who were
medical personnel, asserted that the most important cause of the disease was poor personal
hygienic practices. In terms of health and welfare effects, the majority of sufferers indicated
that the disease had limited their ability to perform tasks in their community.The main factor
influencing treatment expenditures was the income of the sufferer with richer sufferers spending more
on expenditures to treat the disease. Another significant factor was the unemployment status of the
sufferer with unemployed people spending less than employed people to treat the disease. Several
suggestions were provided by the three groups of respondents to government to deal with the
disease. The most important suggestions to the government included the provision of medicine
to treat the disease, information to prevent people from acquiring the disease, and
encouragement of early reporting of symptoms of the disease at medical centres for treatment.
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