Knowledge, attitudes and misconceptions of primary care physicians regarding fever in children: a cross sectional study

Background: Fever is an extremely common sign in paediatric patients and the most common cause for a child to be taken to the doctor. The literature indicates that physicians and parents have too many misconceptions and conflicting results about fever management. In this study we aim to identify knowledge, attitudes and misconceptions of primary care physicians regarding fever in children. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in April-May 2010 involving primary care physicians (n=80). The physicians were surveyed using a self-administered questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were used. Results: In our study only 10% of the physicians knew that a body temperature of above 37.2 degrees C according to an auxiliary measurement is defined as fever. Only 26.2% of the physicians took into consideration signs and symptoms other than fever to prescribe antipyretics. 85% of the physicians prescribed antipyretics to control fever or prevent complications of fever especially febrile seizures. Most of the physicians (76.3%) in this study reported that the height of fever may be used as an indicator for severe bacterial infection. A great majority of physicians (91.3%) stated that they advised parents to alternate the use of ibuprofen and paracetamol. Conclusions: There were misconceptions about the management and complications of fever. There is a perceived need to improve the recognition, assessment, and management of fever with regards to underlying illnesses in children.

Yazar Demir, Figen
Sekreter, Ozgur
Yayın Türü Article
Tek Biçim Adres https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/2866
Tek Biçim Adres 10.1186/1824-7288-38-40
Konu Başlıkları Children
Fever
Physician attitudes
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Dergi Adı ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi 38
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Yayın Yılı 2012
Eser Adı
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Knowledge, attitudes and misconceptions of primary care physicians regarding fever in children: a cross sectional study
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Demir, Figen
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Sekreter, Ozgur
Yayın Yılı
[dc.date.issued]
2012
Yayıncı
[dc.publisher]
BMC
Yayın Türü
[dc.type]
article
Özet
[dc.description.abstract]
Background: Fever is an extremely common sign in paediatric patients and the most common cause for a child to be taken to the doctor. The literature indicates that physicians and parents have too many misconceptions and conflicting results about fever management. In this study we aim to identify knowledge, attitudes and misconceptions of primary care physicians regarding fever in children. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in April-May 2010 involving primary care physicians (n=80). The physicians were surveyed using a self-administered questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were used. Results: In our study only 10% of the physicians knew that a body temperature of above 37.2 degrees C according to an auxiliary measurement is defined as fever. Only 26.2% of the physicians took into consideration signs and symptoms other than fever to prescribe antipyretics. 85% of the physicians prescribed antipyretics to control fever or prevent complications of fever especially febrile seizures. Most of the physicians (76.3%) in this study reported that the height of fever may be used as an indicator for severe bacterial infection. A great majority of physicians (91.3%) stated that they advised parents to alternate the use of ibuprofen and paracetamol. Conclusions: There were misconceptions about the management and complications of fever. There is a perceived need to improve the recognition, assessment, and management of fever with regards to underlying illnesses in children.
Açıklama
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WOS: 000310274700001
Açıklama
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PubMed: 22950655
Kayıt Giriş Tarihi
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2019-12-23
Açık Erişim Tarihi
[dc.date.available]
2019-12-23
Yayın Dili
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eng
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Children
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Fever
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Physician attitudes
Haklar
[dc.rights]
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
ISSN
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1720-8424
ISSN
[dc.identifier.issn]
1824-7288
Dergi Adı
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ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi
[dc.identifier.volume]
38
Tek Biçim Adres
[dc.identifier.uri]
https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1824-7288-38-40
Tek Biçim Adres
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https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/2866
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