Urban parent's under-standing of fever in children : its dangers, and treatment practices.
One hundred urban parents were interviewed for their knowledge, attitude and treatment practices towards fever in children.
Only 55% parents were aware of the normal body temperature and 23% of the Febrile temperature.
A total of 58% considered fever as a disease, 91% felt that fever could go on rising if unchecked, and 60% believed that if it is brought down the child would be cured.
As home treatment, paracetamol was wed by 57% parents, and cold sponging by 29%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fièvre, Enfant, Homme, Plan traitement, Questionnaire, Parent, Education sanitaire, Zone urbaine, Inde, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fever, Child, Human, Treatment planning, Questionnaire, Parent, Health education, Urban area, India, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0244220
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.