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Prevention of pneumonia in children under the age of five

Assarsson, Annie and Svensson, Johanna (2008)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
Introduction: Pneumonia is the most common cause of death amongst children under the age of five worldwide. In developing countries treatment is not always available making prevention an important intervention in reducing childhood mortality. Aim: The purpose was to investigate to what extent evidence based information is given by nurses to children’s caregivers to prevent pneumonia. Method: A descriptive observation study was conducted at hospital and health centre level in Mbarara, Uganda. An observation guide was used to investigate which information about preventive measures of pneumonia nurses convey to the children’s caregivers. Results: Five different nurses participated in the study and 45 observations were carried out. Pneumonia... (More)
Introduction: Pneumonia is the most common cause of death amongst children under the age of five worldwide. In developing countries treatment is not always available making prevention an important intervention in reducing childhood mortality. Aim: The purpose was to investigate to what extent evidence based information is given by nurses to children’s caregivers to prevent pneumonia. Method: A descriptive observation study was conducted at hospital and health centre level in Mbarara, Uganda. An observation guide was used to investigate which information about preventive measures of pneumonia nurses convey to the children’s caregivers. Results: Five different nurses participated in the study and 45 observations were carried out. Pneumonia was mentioned in four cases, but specific information about prevention only given in one case. Information about vaccinations and nutrition was most frequently given. Conclusion: Little specific information about prevention of pneumonia was given, but the majority of cases got information about general preventive measures such as vaccinations and nutrition. (Less)
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Assarsson, Annie and Svensson, Johanna
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Information given by nurses to caregivers in Mbarara, Uganda.
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
children, developing countries, information, nurse, pneumonia, prevention, risk factors and Uganda
language
English
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2530145
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2012-05-04 14:25:34
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  abstract     = {Introduction: Pneumonia is the most common cause of death amongst children under the age of five worldwide. In developing countries treatment is not always available making prevention an important intervention in reducing childhood mortality. Aim: The purpose was to investigate to what extent evidence based information is given by nurses to children’s caregivers to prevent pneumonia. Method: A descriptive observation study was conducted at hospital and health centre level in Mbarara, Uganda. An observation guide was used to investigate which information about preventive measures of pneumonia nurses convey to the children’s caregivers. Results: Five different nurses participated in the study and 45 observations were carried out. Pneumonia was mentioned in four cases, but specific information about prevention only given in one case. Information about vaccinations and nutrition was most frequently given. Conclusion: Little specific information about prevention of pneumonia was given, but the majority of cases got information about general preventive measures such as vaccinations and nutrition.},
  author       = {Assarsson, Annie and Svensson, Johanna},
  keyword      = {children, developing countries, information, nurse, pneumonia, prevention, risk factors and Uganda},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Prevention of pneumonia in children under the age of five},
  year         = {2008},
}