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Title: BRONCHIAL ASTHMA AS A CAUSE OF DISABILITY IN SAUDI CHILDREN: MOTHERS' AWARENESS ABOUT MANAGEMENT
Authors: Khalid AI-Murshed
Hoda A. Atwa
Abdel-Gawad:
Keywords: Asthma Self-management, Asthma Know/edge, Mother's Awareness of Asthma, Saudi Arabia
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: SAUDI JOURNAL OF DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION
Abstract: Asthma education is an important area of asthma treatment, which undoubtedly yields psychological benefits for patients and parents. Tailoring asthma education program requires an understanding of knowledge, attitudes and skills possessed by the target population. Therefore, the aim of this study was to ascertain asthma related-knowledge and management practices of Saudi mothers of asthmatic children. The study was conducted at King Khalid University Hospital and EI-SuJaImania Hospital, Riyadh. A structured interview questionnaire was used to collect data from 183 Saudi mothers of asthmatic children. The results showed that most of the mothers had general knowledge about asthma. However knowledge about asthma management was lacking. Regarding mother's management practices, the most frequent behavior performed in response to wheezing episodes was going to doctor, and in between attacks, avoiding environmental triggers. Relaxation and breathing exercises were the least practiced during and in between attacks, -as well as giving prophylactic medications. Only 36.1 % ;md 6.6% of the mothers attained good total knowledge and asthma management scores respectively. The mean total knowledge score of good asthma management scorers was significantly higher than fair and poor scorers. Providing quality asthma education for patients and families are recommended as a key element in routine medical management of asthma
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14534
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