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Adherence to ivermectin is more associated with perceptions of community directed treatment with ivermectin organization than with onchocerciasis beliefs.

Abstract The fight against onchocerciasis in Africa has boomed thanks to the Community Directed Treatment with Ivermectin (CDTI) program. However, in Cameroon, after more than 15 years of mass treatment, onchocerciasis prevalence is still above the non-transmission threshold. This study aimed to explore a possible association between people's beliefs/perceptions of onchocerciasis and of CDTI program, and their adherence to ivermectin in three regions of Cameroon.
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Journal Title plos neglected tropical diseases
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PMID- 28806785
OWN - NLM
STAT- In-Process
DA  - 20170814
LR  - 20170824
IS  - 1935-2735 (Electronic)
IS  - 1935-2727 (Linking)
VI  - 11
IP  - 8
DP  - 2017 Aug
TI  - Adherence to ivermectin is more associated with perceptions of community directed
      treatment with ivermectin organization than with onchocerciasis beliefs.
PG  - e0005849
LID - 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005849 [doi]
AB  - BACKGROUND: The fight against onchocerciasis in Africa has boomed thanks to the
      Community Directed Treatment with Ivermectin (CDTI) program. However, in
      Cameroon, after more than 15 years of mass treatment, onchocerciasis prevalence
      is still above the non-transmission threshold. This study aimed to explore a
      possible association between people's beliefs/perceptions of onchocerciasis and
      of CDTI program, and their adherence to ivermectin in three regions of Cameroon. 
      METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A cross sectional survey was carried out in three
      health districts with persistent high onchocerciasis prevalence. Participants
      were randomly selected in 30 clusters per district. Adherence to ivermectin was
      comparable between Bafang and Bafia (55.0% and 48.8%, respectively, p>0.05) and
      lower in Yabassi (40.7%). Among all factors related to program perceptions and
      disease representations that were studied, perceptions of the program are the
      ones that were most determinant in adherence to ivermectin. People who had a "not
      positive" opinion of ivermectin distribution campaigns were less compliant than
      those who had a positive opinion about the campaigns (40% vs 55% in Bafang, and
      48% vs 62% in Bafia, p<0.01), as well as those who had a negative appreciation of
      community drug distributors' commitment (22% vs 53% in Bafang, 33% vs 59% in
      Bafia, 27% vs 47% in Yabassi; p<0.01). The most common misconception about
      onchocerciasis transmission was the lack of hygiene, especially in Bafia and
      Yabassi. In Bafang, high proportions of people believed that onchocerciasis was
      due to high consumption of sugar (31% vs less than 5% in Bafia and Yabassi,
      p<0.001). CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: There are still frequent misconceptions about 
      onchocerciasis transmission in Cameroon. Perceptions of ivermectin distribution
      campaigns are more strongly associated to adherence. In addition to
      education/sensitisation on onchocerciasis during the implementation of the CDTI
      program, local health authorities should strive to better involve communities and
      more encourage community distributors' work.
FAU - Dissak-Delon, Fanny Nadia
AU  - Dissak-Delon FN
AUID- ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8386-6501
AD  - Ministry of Public Health, Yaounde, Cameroon.
AD  - Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
AD  - University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon.
FAU - Kamga, Guy-Roger
AU  - Kamga GR
AD  - Ministry of Public Health, Yaounde, Cameroon.
AD  - University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon.
AD  - Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research Division, Institut de recherche
      experimentale et clinique, Universite catholique de Louvain, Brussels' campus,
      Brussels, Belgium.
FAU - Humblet, Perrine Claire
AU  - Humblet PC
AD  - Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
FAU - Robert, Annie
AU  - Robert A
AD  - Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research Division, Institut de recherche
      experimentale et clinique, Universite catholique de Louvain, Brussels' campus,
      Brussels, Belgium.
FAU - Souopgui, Jacob
AU  - Souopgui J
AD  - Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
FAU - Kamgno, Joseph
AU  - Kamgno J
AD  - Centre for Research on Filariasis and other Tropical Diseases, Yaounde, Cameroon.
AD  - University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon.
FAU - Essi, Marie Jose
AU  - Essi MJ
AD  - University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon.
FAU - Ghogomu, Stephen Mbigha
AU  - Ghogomu SM
AD  - University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon.
FAU - Godin, Isabelle
AU  - Godin I
AD  - Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
DEP - 20170814
PL  - United States
TA  - PLoS Negl Trop Dis
JT  - PLoS neglected tropical diseases
JID - 101291488
EDAT- 2017/08/15 06:00
MHDA- 2017/08/15 06:00
CRDT- 2017/08/15 06:00
PHST- 2016/12/15 [received]
PHST- 2017/08/03 [accepted]
PHST- 2017/08/24 [revised]
AID - 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005849 [doi]
AID - PNTD-D-16-02243 [pii]
PST - epublish
SO  - PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Aug 14;11(8):e0005849. doi:
      10.1371/journal.pntd.0005849. eCollection 2017 Aug.