THE IMPACT OF MOTHERS HEALTH-EDUCATION ON THE PREVALENCE OF ACUTE RESPIRATORY-INFECTIONS IN CHILDREN


GUNAY O. , ÖZTÜRK A., ÖZTÜRK Y.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.36, no.1, pp.1-5, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-5

Abstract

In this study, the effects of educating mothers on acute respiratory infections were investigated in Hacilar district of Kayseri, a province in Central Anatolia, The intervention group included 69 children and the control group 57 children between the ages of 0 and 4 years. The children in both groups were checked for symptoms of acute respiratory infections (ARI) in January 1990 and 1991, before and after intervention. The intervention consisted of 30 minutes of face-to-face education of mothers regarding ARI prevention and treatment. In addition, the numbers of clinic visits by children for acute respiratory infections before and after intervention were compared.