Nurses knowledge, attitude, and practices in the management of childhood fever in Nablus Hospital

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Graduation Project
Bilal Mwas
Omar Abureesh
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Fever is the most common reason for parents to seek medical health care. Most fevers are not serious, they are a local reaction to protect the host and preserve normal body functions; however, many physician and nurses report concern that their child’s fever may cause convulsions or brain damage. Globally, parents’ fear of fever, inappropriate practices for managing fever and overuse of antipyretics to normalize temperature do not appear to have changed over the last 30 years.

This issue may be more serious in the Palestinian healthcare context, where both traditional and western health practices are common and limited research findings have been reported.

Other common practices believed to reduce body temperature include sponging, bathing or coin massage. International reports show that the fever management practices ofparents are learnt from health care professionals. It is important to understand where they learn to manage fever and what information is provided to them in the community setting. This research focused on nurses knowledge, beliefs and practice  related to childhood fever management; therefore, it was also important to what factors Influenced their fever management practices. In order to address the problem of ineffective fever management practices and the misuse of medication to reduce Childhood fever, the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) will use to identify the determinants of nurses’ behavioral intentions in childhood fever management. cross-sectional survey will be use.