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Determination of the Knowledge and Practice on Fever of Mother with 0-6 Year’s Children

Hatice Bebiş, Sabahat Coşkun, Cengizhan Açıkel, Serpil Özdemir.

Abstract
AIM: In this study it was aimed to determine the knowledge and practice of mothers with children aged 0-6 years about fever.
METHOD: The study was designed as a cross-sectional study. This study was applied at GMMF Research and Education Hospital Pediatrics Clinic, in April-May 2012. The study sample contained 150 volunteered mothers with children aged 0-6 years. Questionnaire was developed by researchers following a literature review and consisted of two parts. First part comprised socio-demographic characteristic, knowledge and practices of participants’ about fever. Second part occurred information that consisted of thought and traditional practice mothers when their children have high fever.
RESULTS: Mothers tried to understand high fever. 59.4% (n=89) tried to understand by tapping their children, %30.0 (n=45) did a reading with thermometer. First application of mothers is warm application when they faced fever with their children %52.6 (n=79). %19.3 (n=29) used a drug to reduce the fever, %62 (n=93) mothers believe that fever is an illness. %97.4 (n=146) believe that high fever is the cause of convulsion and %57.3 (n=86) used a drug without doctor permission to reduce the fever. The knowledge and practice of mothers with scores of fever a significant relationship between mother's work status and family type (p

Key words: High fever, children (0-6 years), knowledge and practıces of mothers



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