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Poster
2020

Early Childhood Alcohol Use in Mbale District, Uganda: A Qualitative Study

Bidragsytere:
  • Vilde Skylstad
  • Joyce Nalugya
  • Ane-Marthe Solheim Skar
  • Chris Opesen
  • Grace Ndeezi
  • ES Okello
  • mfl.

Presentasjon

Navn på arrangementet: 24th World Congress of the International Association for child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions
Sted: Singapore, Online
Dato fra: 2. desember 2020
Dato til: 4. desember 2020

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Arrangørnavn: IACAPAP

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Publiseringsår: 2020

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Tittel

Early Childhood Alcohol Use in Mbale District, Uganda: A Qualitative Study

Sammendrag

Objectives: To investigate community members' views on childhood alcohol use before age 10 in Mbale District, Uganda. Methods: This qualitative study (2016) included 8 focus group discussions with parents and 27 in-depth interviews with teachers, health workers, alcohol brewers and sellers, traditional healers, religious leaders, community leaders and youth workers. Results: All participants recognized the existence of alcohol use in early childhood. The findings are structured according to the following domains surrounding the child: 1) household, 2) community and 3) society. 1) Poverty and the double dependence on alcohol: Children of brewers were identified as vulnerable, as they helped in sales, including tasting to prove its safety. However, brewing was also considered a feasible way to improve the financial situation, leading to a double dependence on alcohol as a source of income and on the substance itself. Poor families used alcohol as an available and affordable food replacement that helped the child sleep. 2) Alcohol as part of the culture remains, while protective social structures break up: Alcohol was seen as an integral part of Ugandan culture and rituals. The north eastern region was known for notably high consumption, and as stated by one study participant: "As soon as they can hold a glass, they begin taking alcohol”. A loss of community responsibility in child rearing and a change in social structures resulted in the participants’ perceived inability to intervene despite concern about children drinking. 3) Detached governmental response: Lack of resources to sensitize the community was a major concern, and treatment opportunities were scarce. The police was considered the appropriate help provider and stricter laws, such as limiting time periods for sales, were called for. Conclusion: Early childhood alcohol use needs urgent attention in research and policy. Further investigation of its epidemiology is warranted to define appropriate interventions. Disclosure of Interest: None Declared IACAPAP20-ABS_P-1543

Bidragsytere

Vilde Skylstad

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for global helse og samfunnsmedisin ved Universitetet i Bergen

Nalugya Joyce

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Joyce Nalugya
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Makerere University

Ane-Marthe Solheim Skar

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for global helse og samfunnsmedisin ved Universitetet i Bergen

Chris Opesen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Makerere University
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter

Grace Ndeezi

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Makerere University
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