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Motherís Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Determination of Fever Management of Children at Home in Rural Areas of Lahore
Shahida Parveen*, Muhammad Afzal, Hajira Serwar, Syed Amir Gillani
Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Abstract
Background: Fever is common problem in children. Most these episodes are managed at home unless consultation from a consultant. Mothers' response to fever will depend on their perception of its cause and Knowledge about how it can be managed. The aim of this study is evaluate mothers' perceptions of fever and its Management at home. Methods: This was a community based descriptive study. It involved the distribution of questionnaires of 19 items on fever and related questions to 110 mothers. Data Was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results: The age of 110 mothers who were participated is 19 years to 45 years. Mothers check temperature not from proper place. And gave no proper dose of accurate medicine. Conclusion: Mothers of rural areas of Lahore have good Knowledge about fever however there is need to educate them on the use of thermometer and proper use of drugs


Keywords: Motherís perception; fever; childrenl
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Int. J. Grad. Res. Rev.Vol-5, Issue-3: 220-224