Afro-American parents' perception and management of fever in their school-age child
Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
Martha Velasco Whetsell
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Third Advisor's Name
Dr. Erik Juan
Date of Defense
Most families and children have coped with fever at least once in their lifetime regardless of ethnicity or culture. The purpose of this descriptive study was to describe how Afro-American parents' perceive and manage fever in their school age child. Roy's Adaptation model was used to guide this study. A convenient sample of 50 Afro-American parents of children ages 6-12 years was selected for this study. Parents were explained this study and asked to complete the questionnaire, based on their school age child. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and chi-square, where applicable. Findings revealed that Afro-American parents, in this study, had misconceptions concerning the beginning of fever, the height of fever, harmful affects of fever and believing that all fevers needed to be treated. Many Afro-American's in this study overtreated fever. All these misconceptions are areas which nurses can provide parents with current information.
De La Rosa, Jenine Vicaria, "Afro-American parents' perception and management of fever in their school-age child" (1996). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3015.
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