Knowledge, attitudes and misconceptions of primary care physicians regarding fever in children: a cross sectional study


Demir F. , Sekreter O.

ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.38, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1824-7288-38-40
  • Title of Journal : ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS

Abstract

Background: Fever is an extremely common sign in paediatric patients and the most common cause for a child to be taken to the doctor. The literature indicates that physicians and parents have too many misconceptions and conflicting results about fever management. In this study we aim to identify knowledge, attitudes and misconceptions of primary care physicians regarding fever in children.