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J Qual Res Health Sci 2011, 11(1 and 2): 32-40 Back to browse issues page
Knowledge and attitudes in mothers with school age thalassemia children of Kerman special diseases
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Introduction: Thalassemia is one of the most common inherited diseases in the world that is providing many problems for patients, families and health care system. High prevalence of the disease and a variety of problems in these patients and their families cause disturbance in their normal life process and it is necessary awareness and knowledge of mothers regarding their children's illness and its complications shows. The present study has been conducted to aim to assess knowledge and attitude of mothers with school age children have the thalassemia disease. Methods and materials: This cross-sectional study was done to assess the knowledge and attitudes in mothers of in school-age children with thalassemia major that came to Kerman thalassemia center for receiving blood. The research tool included: the questionnaires of demographic information and researcher Made knowledge and attitude questionnaire They were used after determination of content validity and estimation of reliability by internal correlation method.. After collecting data, the statistical software SPSS Version 15 and descriptive and analytical statistical tests appropriate for research purposes of data analysis were used. Results: The findings from research were indicated maternal knowledge and attitudes in various aspects of thalassemia disease Average obtained from the different dimensions of knowledge were: awareness of the disease 5.90(±1.91), symptoms 1.81(±0.80), treatment 4.21(±1.86), diagnosis 1.00(±0.98), transport means 0.67(±0.91) Total awareness 13.59(±4.94) and average obtained from the attitude was 13.03(±12.88). Conclusion: According to concessions mean that the subjects earned of answering questions. Mothers only in awareness of disease domain had moderate knowledge about the disease, but in other aspects had poor awareness and attitude. Therefore, to determined maternal knowledge of child illness and their attitudes towards the disease must be considered.
Keywords: thalassemia, knowledge, attitudes, mothers, school age children
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2012/09/10
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Knowledge and attitudes in mothers with school age thalassemia children of Kerman special diseases . J Qual Res Health Sci. 2011; 11 (1 and 2) :32-40
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Volume 11, Number 1 and 2 (4-2011) Back to browse issues page
مجله تحقیقات کیفی در علوم سلامت Journal of Qualitative Research in Health Sciences
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