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Table 1 Initial choice of treatment mode

From: Unravelling the spirits’ message: a study of help-seeking steps and explanatory models among patients suffering from spirit possession in Uganda

First step (initial choice of treatment mode)
Treatment mode n %
Medical   
Medicines/self-help 14 11.8
Health centre 20 16.8
Hospital 45 37.8
TOTAL 79 66.4%
Traditional healers   
Omuraguzi (original tradition) 24 20.2
Barangi (Christian elements) 7 5.9
TOTAL 31 26.1%
Church-related treatment   
TOTAL 9 7.6%
TOTAL patients 119 100%