Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Determine the Knowledge and Attitudes of Mothers, Who Have Children Aged 0-6 Years, About Antipyretic Drug Usage


Uzman Hemşire, Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu


Hemşire, Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi


Yrd. Doç. Dr. Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu


Dr. Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu


Prof. Dr. Gülhane Askeri Tıp Fakültesi

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2016; 24: 90-96
Read: 581 Downloads: 339 Published: 27 November 2019

Aim: The study was conducted to determine the knowledge and attitudes of mothers with children between 0-6 years old about on antipyretic drug usage.

Method: This descriptive research’s sample consisted of 156 mothers with children between the 0-6 ages and applied to GMMF Outpatients of Child Health and Diseases with Pediatric Surgery between February-March 2014. Data were attained by using form inculding 20 questions about antipyretic drug usage. SPSS for Windows 15.0 software was used for evaluating of data. Chi-square were used for statistical comparison and p<0.05 was accepted for statistical significance.

Results: The average age of mothers is 34±6.5. 66.7% of mothers have more than 11 years educational level . 92.3% of mothers uses thermometers and 88.5% of whom uses antipyretic drugs without a physician’s prescription. 83.3% of antipyretic usage was parasetamol, 59% of which was ibuprofen. There are statistically significant diff erences between educational level of mothers being upper 11 years and knowledge status of the adverse eff ects of antipyretic drug (p=0.000).

Conclusion: In study, it was found that mothers with children in the 0-6 age have a lack of information about antipyretic drug usage.

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