Self-care or Delay in Seeking Healthcare

Reflections from the Field


  • Shivanand Savatagi Basappa Institute of Public Health





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Author Biography

Shivanand Savatagi Basappa, Institute of Public Health

PhD scholar, The University of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), 74/2, Jarakabande Kaval, Post Attur via Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka – 560064, and the Institute of Public Health (IPH), 3009, II-A Main, 17th Cross, Krishna Rajendra Rd, Banashankari Stage II, Bengaluru, Karnataka – 560070


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Webber, David, Zhenyu Guo, and Stephen Mann. 2013. "Self-Care in Health: We Can Define It, but Should We Also Measure It?" Self-care Journal 4(5): 101-106.

World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. 2009. "Self Care in the Context of Primary Health Care." WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. Accessed August 13, 2019.

World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. 2013. Self Care for Health: A Handbook for Community Health Workers & Volunteers. Accessed August 13, 2019.

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