To compare how parents and physicians value potential clinical outcomes in young children who have a fever but no focus of bacterial infection.
Cross-sectional study of 100 parents of well children aged 3 to 24 months, 61 parents of febrile children aged 3 to 24 months, and 56 attending staff physicians working in a children's hospital emergency department.
A pretested visual analog scale was used to assess values on a 0-to-1 scale (where 0 is the value of the worst possible outcome, and 1 is the value for the best) for 22 scenarios, grouped in three categories according to severity.
Based on the three or four common attributes comprising the scenarios in a given group, each respondent's value function was estimated statistically based on multiattribute utility theory.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fièvre, Hyperthermie, Enfant, Diagnostic, Attitude, Parent, Médecin, Stratégie, Choix, Etude comparative, Réaction, Prise décision, Peur, Pronostic, Nourrisson, Examen complementaire, Conduite à tenir, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fever, Hyperthermia, Child, Diagnosis, Attitude, Parent, Physician, Strategy, Choice, Comparative study, Reaction, Decision making, Fear, Prognosis, Infant, Clinical management, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0439692
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.