Mother’s knowledge, attitude and practice determination of fever Management of children at Home Rural areas of Lahore

Shahida Parveen, Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Hussain, Syed Amir Gilani


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 manage. 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: Mother s perception, fever, and children

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/67-12

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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