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dc.contributor.authorMatziou, Vasiliki N.-
dc.contributor.authorBrokalaki, Hero-
dc.contributor.authorKyritsi, Helen-
dc.contributor.authorPerdikaris, Pantelis-
dc.contributor.authorGymnopoulou, Elpida-
dc.contributor.authorMerkouris, Anastasios-
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-23T12:15:21Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-16T08:36:34Z-
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-02T09:34:50Z-
dc.date.available2009-11-23T12:15:21Zen
dc.date.available2013-05-16T08:36:34Z-
dc.date.available2015-12-02T09:34:50Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 45, iss. 6, pp. 829-836en_US
dc.identifier.issn0020-7489-
dc.description.abstractBackground Fever is one of the most common symptoms in childhood. Mothers’ insufficient knowledge about its evaluation and treatment frequently leads to excessive fear and anxiety. Objectives To explore mothers’ knowledge concerning management of fever in their children, at home. Design Descriptive, correlational. Settings An emergency department of a pediatric hospital. Participants A total of 327 mothers with febrile children randomly selected in the waiting room. Methods Data collection was based on interviews by using a questionnaire which was specifically developed for this study. Results Almost one out of three mothers (32.4%) evaluated fever as a temperature between 37–38 °C and the 38.1% of them considered that side effects could be a result of these temperatures. The majority of the mothers (73.7%) administered antipyretics at body temperatures of 37–38.5 °C, usually without a medical instruction (49.2%). Younger mothers with lower education levels and those who admitted to hospital for the first time with children less than 12 months of age showed the poorest level of Knowledge about fever evaluation and treatment. Conclusions Educational interventions by health care professionals aiming at educating young mothers with a low educational level and those with a child younger than 12 months old who seek medical attention at hospital, for the first time, are needed to dispel misconceptions about fever and to promote the appropriate management of the febrile child.en_US
dc.formatpdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Nursing Studiesen_US
dc.rights© Elsevieren_US
dc.subjectChildrenen_US
dc.subjectFever knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectFever managementen_US
dc.subjectHomeen_US
dc.subjectMothersen_US
dc.titleWhat Greek mothers know about evaluation and treatment of fever in children: An interview studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.affiliationSchool of Nursing Technological Institute of Cretaen
dc.collaborationNational and Kapodistrian University ofAthensen_US
dc.collaborationTechnological Educational Institute of Athensen_US
dc.collaborationP&A Kyriakou Children's Hospitalen_US
dc.collaborationTechnological Institute of Cretaen_US
dc.subject.categoryHealth Sciencesen_US
dc.journalsSubscriptionen_US
dc.countryGreeceen_US
dc.subject.fieldMedical and Health Sciencesen_US
dc.publicationPeer Revieweden_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2006.04.021en_US
dc.dept.handle123456789/54en
dc.relation.issue6en_US
dc.relation.volume45en_US
cut.common.academicyear2008-2009en_US
dc.identifier.spage829en_US
dc.identifier.epage836en_US
item.languageiso639-1en-
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crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Nursing-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-8515-007X-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.journal.journalissn0020-7489-
crisitem.journal.publisherElsevier-
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