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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2021, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 41) Last page : ( 44)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2021.00010.0

Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding management of fever among children

Jamir Imrongnungla1, Zhimo Kalivi1, Kotsu Kedokhono1, Pienyu Kenei-Ii1, Bendangmenla AO2,*

1BSc. Nursing IV, College of Nursing, Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research, Dimapur, Nagaland

2Associate Professor, Pediatric Nursing, College of Nursing, Christian Institude of Health Sciences and Research, Dimapur, Nagaland

*Corresponding Author Email: amenlapongen@gmail.com

Online published on 27 April, 2021.

Abstract

Fever is a very common symptom among infants and children seeking medical care. Most children undergo evaluation for a febrile illness, and nearly one-third of pediatric outpatient visits are for fever. A cross sectional research study was adopted to assess the knowledge, attitude and Practice of mothers regarding management of fever for children 0-14 years of age, in a secondary hospital, Christian Institute of health sciences and research, (CIHSR) in North East India. A total of 60 subjects participated, using total enumerative sampling technique. The tool used for the study was a self-structured validated questionnaire. Data was analyzed and interpreted using descriptive statistical method. The mothers had positive attitude towards management of fever with 78.40% but their knowledge level were very poor (20%) and practice level was 22% respectively. This emphasizes the need to impart information about management of fever.

Conclusion

The study concludes that most of the caregivers had poor knowledge and practice related to childhood fever. It is pertinent to impart information and give education especially to the immediate caregivers to prevent further complication and reduce morbidity and mortality. Health care personnel has an immense task to impart knowledge to the public so as to imbibe positive attitude and practice regarding management of fever.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Fever management.

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