Mothers' perceptions of severe pneumonia in their own children : a controlled study in Pakistan.
In 1992, 320 mothers were interviewed in a Rawalpindi hospital to identify which of the signs and symptoms they saw in their own children were most consistently linked with a clinical diagnosis of pneumonia as opposed to common cold.
A related goal was to determine whether mothers could correctly judge the actual presence or absence of two major pneumonia signs-fast breathing and chest indrawing, The mothers were predominantly poor and 43% were illiterate.
The study sample was composed of four matched groups:
(1) mothers of 80 children with pneumonia, most with severe disease, interviewed after the child was referred to the ward;
(2) mothers of 80 such children interviewed in the outpatient clinic prior to any discussion of the pneumonia diagnosis;
(3) mothers of 80 children with common cold;
and (4) mothers of 80 « well » children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pneumonie, Enfant, Homme, Perception sociale, Mère, Diagnostic, Symptomatologie, Pakistan, Asie, Enquête, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pneumonia, Child, Human, Social perception, Mother, Diagnosis, Symptomatology, Pakistan, Asia, Inquiry, Respiratory disease, Lung disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0241124
Code Inist : 002B11D. Création : 199406.