A study to assess the knowledge regarding management of febrile convulsions among mothers of under five children


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Author Details : Bushra Mashtaq, Javaid Ahmad Mir*, Onaisa Aalia Mushtaq

Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 192-194

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijmpo.2021.038



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Abstract

Introduction: Febrile convulsions can be scary to watch. However, they may not cause lasting harm. Intelligence and other aspects of brain development don’t appear to be affected by febrile convulsions. The child having febrile convulsion doesn’t mean that the child has epilepsy, these are two different diagnoses. The aetiology of Febrile convulsions can be infections or sometimes after the dose of immunizations cause fever. Many studies suggest that febrile convulsions are common in under five children and is a challenging issue in hospital or home settings. Mothers are on forefront to take care of children in home settings. So, there is a need for the study to assess the knowledge of mothers regarding febrile convulsions.
Materials and Methods: Research approach in this study, quantitative research approach was found to be appropriate to assess the knowledge regarding management of febrile convulsions among mothers of under five children at selected rural area of Ganderbal Kashmir.
Research design: The research design selected for this study was Descriptive Survey Design. In the present study Structured Interview Schedule was administered to mothers of under five children
Result: In this study it is find that 20%, were having inadequate, 57% were having moderate & 23% were having adequate knowledge regarding management of febrile convulsions. An also mean score was 40.62, median was 33.00, standard deviation was 8.1. The findings revealed that majority of mothers of under five children were having moderate knowledge, so they need to be educated and informed about management of febrile convulsions.


Keywords: Febrile, Convulsions, Under five, Children, Mother


How to cite : Mashtaq B, Mir J A, Mushtaq O A, A study to assess the knowledge regarding management of febrile convulsions among mothers of under five children. IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol 2021;7(4):192-194


Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)





Article History

Received : 25-10-2021

Accepted : 20-11-2021

Available online : 22-12-2021


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