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Appendix 1c: Traditional healer's customer and clinic patient questionnaire

A. DEMOGRAPHICS

We need to ask you some questions about yourself to help us understand why you use traditional medicines.

1. How many people are there in your household?

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Adults [ ]

2. Which of the following age categories do you belong to?

1. 15-25
2. 26-35
3. 36-45
4. 46-55
5. 56-65
6. 66+

3. Gender

1. Male
2. Female

4. Marital status

1. Married
2. Single
3. Single parent

5. What religion (denomination) do you belong to?
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6. How many people are in your household?

1. 1-3
2. 4-5
3. 6-8
4. 9+

7. What type of home do you stay in?

1. 4 rooms in township
2. Flat
3. Big house
4. Hostel
5. Shack
6. Traditional homestead
7. Rented room

8. What is the education levels you obtained?

1. No schooling
2. Completed standard 5
3. Completed standard 8
4. Completed standard 10
5. Completed a diploma or degree

9. How many adults in the household have got work?

Got work

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Unemployed

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10. What is your occupation?

1. Unemployed
2. Self employed
3. Employed part time
4. Employed full-time

11. What job do you have?



12. What is the occupation of the head of the household?
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13. Kindly indicate the range your monthly income is in. What amount of money best describes your households income per month? (All the money which all your family members may earn.)

1. Less than R400 per month
2. Between R400 and R800 per month
3. Between R800 and R1 500 per month
4. Between R1 500 and R2 500 per month
5. Greater than R2 500 per month

B. ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOUR

Because many medicinal plants take a long time to grow, farmers need to know how much medicine people will want to use each year. We need to ask you some questions about your use of traditional medicines to understand how much medicine may be needed now and in the future.

14. How many times did you visit a traditional healer last year?

1. None
2. Once
3. Two to three times
4. Four to six times
5. More than six times

15. Did other members of your family also visit a traditional healer last year?

1. Yes
2. No

16. Think back to 1990. Have the number of times that you visit a traditional healer changed in the last few years?

1. I now go more often
2. I now go less often
3. I now go the same as before

17. If you have changed your use, why?



18. Why do you visit a traditional healer? Indicate your level of agreement/ disagreement to the following reasons of why you might visit a traditional healer.


Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Do not Know

Agree

Strongly Agree

1. I want a traditional medicine

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2. I could not be cured at the clinics

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3. There are no clinics close to where I live

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4. Other medicines are too expensive

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5. Other reason

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19. How do you travel to the traditional healer?

1. Walk
2. Taxi
3. Bus
4. Train
5. Other

20. If you walk, how long does it take you?

1. Less than 10 minutes
2. 10 to 20 minutes
3. More than 20 minutes

21. If you catch a taxi, train or bus how much does it cost you (return fare)?

[R]

22. Is it only to see the traditional healer

1. Yes
2. No

23. How many times did you visit a clinic or doctor last year? (not a traditional healer)

1. None
2. Once
3. Two to three times
4. Four to six times
5. More than six times

24. Do you walk to the clinic?

1. Yes
2. No

25. If so, how long does it take you?

1. Less than 10 minutes
2. 10 to 20 minutes
3. More than 20 minutes

26. Do you take a taxi, train or bus to the clinic or doctor?

1. Yes
2. No

27. If so, how much does it cost (return fare)?

[R]

28. If you could get treated at a clinic, is it more expensive or cheaper than a traditional healer?

1. Cheaper
2. Same
3. More expensive

29. If you had the choice between going to a clinic and going to a traditional healer, what would you choose? (Your first choice, forgetting about the cost.)

1. Go to a traditional healer
2. Go to a clinic
3. It depends on what treatment I need
4. Do not know

30. Do you think that you will use more or less traditional medicines in the future?

1. More
2. Less
3. The same
4. Do not know

31. If a clinic was closer to your house, would you use traditional medicines more or less often?

1. Less
2. More
3. The same as before
4. It depends on what treatment I need

32. If traditional medicines were more expensive, would you use them less often?

1. Use them less
2. Use them the same as before

C. PREFERENCE FOR MEDICINES

33. If traditional medicines were cultivated would you continue using them?

1. I would continue using them
2. I would stop using them
3. Not sure

34. If answer to above question is (2), please give a reason why.

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35. Would you prefer traditional medicines to be packaged in a more hygienic and modem way?

1. Yes
2. No
3. I do not know

36. Would you prefer traditional medicines to be certified by a healers association?

1. Yes
2. No
3. I do not know

37. Would you prefer to see the place where you buy medicines made more modern?

1. Yes
2. No
3. I do not know


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