Riandita, Amarilla and Arkhaesi, Nahwa and Hardian, Hardian (2012) HUBUNGAN ANTARA TINGKAT PENGETAHUAN IBU TENTANG DEMAM DENGAN PENGELOLAAN DEMAM PADA ANAK. Undergraduate thesis, Fakultas Kedokteran.
Background: Fever is a common condition that occurs primarily in children. Treatment of fever in children is highly dependent on the role of parents, especially mothers. Different knowledge of mothers will result in the different way of mothers to manage the fever in children. Objective: To find out the relationship between the level of maternal knowledge about the fever with the management of fever in their children. Methods: Analytical observational research with cross sectional approach. Subjects were mothers of children whom suffered ill that accompanied with fever whose underwent outpatient or had been treated in the ward infections department of Dr. Kariadi hospital. Data was collected from March-June 2012 using a structured questionnaire that has been tested. Data was analyzed with Chi Square test using SPSS ver 17 for Window. Results: The total of respondents in this study were 44 mothers. Most of the respondents were less educated and have family income above minimum wage. There were 52% of respondents who have low knowledge about the fever. The result shows that 50% of the total respondents have a good management of fever in tehir children. Based on the results using Chi square test, there was a significant association between mother's level of knowledge about the fever with the management of fever in children. Conclusion: Mothers with high level knowledge about fever in children have a better management of fever in their children. Keywords: maternal knowledge, fever management, children
|R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
|Faculty of Medicine > Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Medicine
|29 Nov 2012 10:32
|29 Nov 2012 10:32
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