Introduction: This study was planned to determine the knowledge, thoughts, and attitudes of mothers with 0-7-years-old children and related factors about fever.
Methods: The study was conducted with 112 mothers who applied to the Dumlupınar University Evliya Çelebi Hospital Family Practice Policlinics. The data were collected by a questionnaire consisting of multiple-choice questions.
Results: The mean age of the mothers was 31 ± 5.3 years. According to the educational status, 68 (60.7%) were primary school graduates, 30 (26.7%) were high school graduates, and 14 (12.5%) were university graduates. The mean number of children was 3 ± 1.7. Of the parents surveyed, 65% stated that they owned a thermometer, but still 53 (47.3%) mothers were evaluating the child’s fever by touching and 13 by looking at the general appearance. Thirty-three (29.4%) mothers were using thermometers to measure fever. Although 75 (67%) mothers claimed to knowhow to measure body temperature, only 18 (16%) were able to describe how to make a complete and accurate measurement. Of the mothers who said they knew how to use a thermometer, 17 (22.6%) guessed the required duration for measurement less and 29(38.6%) unnecessarily higher than needed. Eighty-eight (78.5%) of the mothers measured the body temperature from the axillary region, followed by tympanic, oral, and in small children rectal routes.
Conclusion: Mothers often have false or incomplete information about the location, duration, and method of temperature measurement.
|Konular||Sağlık Bilimleri ve Hizmetleri|
|Yayımlanma Tarihi||Dec 2018|
|Dergi Bölümü||Araştırma Makalesi (Original Article)|
|APA||Korkut, Y . (2018). Mothers’ knowledge and management of fever in febrile children. FAMILY PRACTICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE, 3 (3), 113-116. DOI: 10.22391/fppc.370931|
|MLA||Korkut, Y . "Mothers’ knowledge and management of fever in febrile children". FAMILY PRACTICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE 3 (2018): 113-116 <http://www.fppc.com.tr/issue/39527/370931>|
|Chicago||Korkut, Y . "Mothers’ knowledge and management of fever in febrile children". FAMILY PRACTICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE 3 (2018): 113-116|
|RIS||TY - JOUR T1 - Mothers’ knowledge and management of fever in febrile children AU - Yasemin Korkut Y1 - 2018 PY - 2018 N1 - doi: 10.22391/fppc.370931 DO - 10.22391/fppc.370931 T2 - FAMILY PRACTICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 113 EP - 116 VL - 3 IS - 3 SN - 2458-8865-2459-1505 M3 - doi: 10.22391/fppc.370931 UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.22391/fppc.370931 Y2 - 2018 ER -|
|EndNote||%0 FAMILY PRACTICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE Mothers’ knowledge and management of fever in febrile children %A Yasemin Korkut %T Mothers’ knowledge and management of fever in febrile children %D 2018 %J FAMILY PRACTICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE %P 2458-8865-2459-1505 %V 3 %N 3 %R doi: 10.22391/fppc.370931 %U 10.22391/fppc.370931|
|ISNAD||Korkut, Yasemin . "Ateşli çocuklarda, annelerin bilgi düzeyleri ve ateşe yaklaşımları". FAMILY PRACTICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE 3 / 3 (Ekim 2018): 113-116. http://dx.doi.org/10.22391/fppc.370931|