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Asthma knowledge and behaviours among mothers of asthmatic children in Aseer, south-west Saudi Arabia.
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PMID:  21218739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mothers of children with bronchial asthma consecutively admitted to Aseer central hospital, Saudi Arabia (n = 171), were interviewed using a questionnaire based on the Chicago Community Asthma Survey to study their knowledge and behaviours concerning bronchial asthma. The least known information among mothers was the complications of bronchial asthma. Breathing exercises during asthma attacks were the least practised behaviour. In a multivariate analysis, significant risk factors for poor knowledge and behaviours among mothers were female sex of the child, illiterate mother and young age of mother (< 30 years). More education is needed to help the mothers of asthmatic children to acquire the necessary knowledge and practices to care for their children.
A M Al-Binali; A A Mahfouz; S Al-Fifi; S M Naser; K S Al-Gelban
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-11     Completed Date:  2011-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1153-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Child Health, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / complications,  epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Attitude to Health*
Breathing Exercises
Child Care / methods*,  psychology
Child, Preschool
Educational Status
Health Behavior*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Mothers* / education,  psychology
Multivariate Analysis
Patient Admission
Risk Factors
Saudi Arabia / epidemiology

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