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Parents' response to recurrent middle ear infection in their children

Bexell, Anna; Råstam, Lennart LU and Isacsson, Sven-Olof LU (1990) In Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 18(1). p.25-30
Abstract

Recurrent ear infection in children during pre-school years is an important public health problem. Common advice given to parents is to minimize exposure of susceptible children to crowding and air pollution. This study aimed at investigating what changes parents undertake to improve the health of an otitis-prone child. Parents of children with 5 events before age thirty months (index children; n = 198) and a matched control group (n = 396) were asked to fill in a questionnaire. Results show that 22.3% of indexfamilies and 9.5% (p<0.001) of control families had changed one or more of the following conditions: working hours, child day-care, housing and smoking habits. In summary, index families and control families were remarkably... (More)

Recurrent ear infection in children during pre-school years is an important public health problem. Common advice given to parents is to minimize exposure of susceptible children to crowding and air pollution. This study aimed at investigating what changes parents undertake to improve the health of an otitis-prone child. Parents of children with 5 events before age thirty months (index children; n = 198) and a matched control group (n = 396) were asked to fill in a questionnaire. Results show that 22.3% of indexfamilies and 9.5% (p<0.001) of control families had changed one or more of the following conditions: working hours, child day-care, housing and smoking habits. In summary, index families and control families were remarkably similar given the striking difference in otitis media, a finding that rises concern. © 1990, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

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Compliance, crowding, day-care, environment, housing, otitis media, pre-school child, smoking
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Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
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18
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1403-4948
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10.1177/140349489001800104
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  author       = {Bexell, Anna and Råstam, Lennart and Isacsson, Sven-Olof},
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  title        = {Parents' response to recurrent middle ear infection in their children},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/140349489001800104},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {1990},
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