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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158477
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Parents use of acetaminophen in 3-7 years old children
Abstract:
Parents use of acetaminophen in 3-7 years old children
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Helgadottir, Helga, MSN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Nebraska Medical Center
Title:Pre-doctoral Fellow
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 985330 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330, USA
Contact Telephone:402-559-7457
Co-Authors:Margaret E Wilson, PhD, MN, BSN, Associate Professor
Acetaminophen is one of the most common medicines administered to
children. In Iceland, the most common route of acetaminophen
administration is per rectum although research shows that when the
medicine is given orally it is absorbed more quickly and more completely.
The purpose of the study was to explore parents' use of acetaminophen for
3-7 years old children to determine what form they use and why. This study
provides basic information needed to design appropriate parental education
in pain management. Conceptual framework: The child-parent support
component of the therapeutic interventions in the Nursing Pain Management
Model (Broome & Huth, 2003) provided the framework. Methods/participants:
Parents (N=103) of children in four play schools in Reykjavfk participated
in this survey research. Results: All but two parents had administered
acetaminophen to their children; almost all had used suppositories (97%);
57% had used only suppositories. Twenty one percent had used chewable
tablets and fewer had used elixir or drops. The majority reported that it
was easy to administer suppositories and 33% reported that the child
accepted them. However, 18% reported that the child did not want to
receive suppositories and 8% did not want to use suppositories or found
them difficult to administer. About 20% of the suppository-only group
wrote on the questionnaire that they did not know the other forms existed.
The majority (79%) of the parents had been advised about use of
suppositories, only 13% about elixir and fewer about the other forms. The
majority (77%) of the parents had received information from physicians,
54% from nurses, and 39% from the pharmacy. Eleven percent had not
received information from health care professionals. Conclusions:
Education for parents about the use of acetaminophen including different
forms may improve parents' ability to manage their childrenÆs pain and
fever.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParents use of acetaminophen in 3-7 years old childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158477-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Parents use of acetaminophen in 3-7 years old children</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Helgadottir, Helga, MSN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Nebraska Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Pre-doctoral Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 985330 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">402-559-7457</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hhelgado@unmc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Margaret E Wilson, PhD, MN, BSN, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Acetaminophen is one of the most common medicines administered to <br/> children. In Iceland, the most common route of acetaminophen <br/> administration is per rectum although research shows that when the <br/> medicine is given orally it is absorbed more quickly and more completely. <br/> The purpose of the study was to explore parents' use of acetaminophen for <br/> 3-7 years old children to determine what form they use and why. This study <br/> provides basic information needed to design appropriate parental education <br/> in pain management. Conceptual framework: The child-parent support <br/> component of the therapeutic interventions in the Nursing Pain Management <br/> Model (Broome &amp; Huth, 2003) provided the framework. Methods/participants: <br/> Parents (N=103) of children in four play schools in Reykjavfk participated <br/> in this survey research. Results: All but two parents had administered <br/> acetaminophen to their children; almost all had used suppositories (97%); <br/> 57% had used only suppositories. Twenty one percent had used chewable <br/> tablets and fewer had used elixir or drops. The majority reported that it <br/> was easy to administer suppositories and 33% reported that the child <br/> accepted them. However, 18% reported that the child did not want to <br/> receive suppositories and 8% did not want to use suppositories or found <br/> them difficult to administer. About 20% of the suppository-only group <br/> wrote on the questionnaire that they did not know the other forms existed. <br/> The majority (79%) of the parents had been advised about use of <br/> suppositories, only 13% about elixir and fewer about the other forms. The <br/> majority (77%) of the parents had received information from physicians, <br/> 54% from nurses, and 39% from the pharmacy. Eleven percent had not <br/> received information from health care professionals. Conclusions: <br/> Education for parents about the use of acetaminophen including different <br/> forms may improve parents' ability to manage their children&AElig;s pain and <br/> fever.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:05:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:05:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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