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Revista Médica La Paz

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MOLLINEDO AGUIRRE, Daniela  y  MEJIA SALAS, Héctor. PARENT’S KNOWLEDGE ABOUT FEVER IN CHIDLREN UNDER 5 ATTENDING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT DR. OVIDIO ALIAGA URIA CHILDREN HOSPITAL. Rev. Méd. La Paz [online]. 2017, vol.23, n.1, pp. 19-24. ISSN 1726-8958.

OBJECTIVE: To determine knowledge about fever in parents of young children attending to emergency department. DESIGN: Descriptive and prospective study from case series. PLACE: The study was conducted from October to November 2016 in emergency department at Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Yujra Children Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Parents of young children from 0 to 59 months old that showed febrile seizures at attending emergency room in the hospital. MAIN MEASURES: Survey considered parents knowledge about the cut off to consider fever, feared consequences of fever, used drugs to treat, drug doses in case of administrating medicaments, source of information regarding knowledge about fever, how to measure children temperature, the methods to measure temperature and the alternative treatments about fever. RESULTS: Parents considered fever when temperature rises between 37 to 37,5 °C (52%). Parents get afraid when temperature increases higher than 39 °C, in a 59%. The presence of seizures is the main fear in parents (46%). paracetamol is most used drug. 50%the cases displayed an inadequate dose administration of antipyretic. CONCLUSIONS: most of the parents have an inadequate concept about the cut of to consider fever. The mean fear is the presence of fever seizures, paracetamol is the most used drug. The source information of parents is obtained from health staff, but they tend to overdose the administration of antipyretics, and the use of home methods is still common.

Palabras clave : FEVER; KNOWLEDGE; HIGH TEMPERATURE.

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