Monday, October 15, 2018

[Presentation] HSR2018, Liverpool - Lessons from qualitative research on NCDs

As part of the RESPOND project - a collaboration between UP Manila, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), as well as partner universities from Malaysia, I presented some of our initial fieldwork reflections at the HSR2018 - Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research - in Liverpool on October 8-12, 2018.

One of the methodological insights I discussed had to do with the fact that for many of our informants, hypertension is viewed not as a chronic condition - but an acute one; it is not taken as seriously as other illnesses. This leads to problems of recall - people struggle to remember the illness course because they don't perceive HPN as an illness in the first place.

This is an ongoing study and we hope to publish our findings as soon as we're done with data gathering and analysis later this year.