Qualitative (interview-based and ethnographic) data on health-seeking, health-care and medical pluralism in rural areas of Andhra Pradesh, India, with special reference to potential for mHealth applications for self-management of chronic ill-health.

Description
These data were collected for WP1 of TRUMP (Grant No.EP/J00068X/1). Collected as phase 1 of a multi-disciplinary, multi-phase proof-of-concept project (TRUMP), whose purpose was to create a pilot model for a mobile phone application for the self-management of chronic illness in rural India. Data collection for this first phase, used in these two publications, combined semi-structured interviews with patients, with key informants - including various kinds of medical practitioner (including Registered Medical Practitioners who are the subject of the paper in Sociology of Health & Illness) and mobile phone sellers, group discussions, fieldwork conversations, and observations. Fieldwork took place from January to June 2014, under the direction of Prof. Peter Phillimore (Newcastle) and Dr G.V.S. Murthy (IIPH Hyderabad), organised and coordinated by Dr Papreen Nahar (Newcastle) working with Drs Kannuri and Mikkilineni (then both IIPH Hyderabad). Data were transcribed and translated from Telugu, and analysed manually to extract themes, such as those which underpin the analysis in these two papers
Keywords
RMP, Informal Practitioners, Depression, Diabetes, Medical Pluralism, Treatment-seeking, Health system, Rural healthcare, mHealth, Andhra Pradesh
Publisher
Newcastle University
Publication Year
2016
Date Available
31/01/2017
Creators
Phillimore, P; Nahar, P; Mikkilineni, S; Kannuri, NK; Murthy, GVS
Location
Citation
Phillimore, P; Nahar, P; Mikkilineni, S; Kannuri, NK; Murthy, GVS (2016): Qualitative (interview-based and ethnographic) data on health-seeking, health-care and medical pluralism in rural areas of Andhra Pradesh, India, with special reference to potential for mHealth applications for self-management of chronic ill-health. Newcastle University. http://dx.doi.org/10.17634/103234-3
Declaration
Data supporting this publication is openly available under an 'Open Data Commons Open Database License'. Additional metadata are available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.17634/103234-3. Please contact Newcastle Research Data Service at rdm@ncl.ac.uk for access instructions.
DOI
10.17634/103234-3