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Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Parents of Asthmatic Children about Asthma in Elwehda village in South of Gezira Locality, Gezira State, Sudan (2017)

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dc.contributor.author Abdalla, Wasima Alhaj Mohamed Ahmed
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-02T08:07:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-02T08:07:55Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-25
dc.identifier.uri http://repo.uofg.edu.sd/handle/123456789/3297
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted to the University of Gezira in partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Master of Science In Family Medicine Department of Family Medicine and Community,Faculty of Medicine May, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. This study was done to assess the knowledge attitude and practice of patients and parents of asthmatic children about asthma in Alwehda health Centre in Alwehda village, south of Gezira locality, Gezira state, Sudan. It was a cross sectional, descriptive and community-based study. Patients of Asthma below 18 years and their parents were included with a total sample of 160 participants. Results revealed that, age of children were from 1 to 17 years with a mean age of (8.7 ± 4.26), the most frequent age group was 4-6 with 45 (28.1%). Males were 97 (60.6%). Most of them were in primary schools88 (55.0%). 121 (75.8%) were knowledgeable about definition of asthma. 78 (48.8%) of the participants were diagnosed as asthmatic by clinical examination. 112 (70.0%) of the patients had family history of Asthma. 110 (68.8%) of them reported that asthma is a lifetime disease. Concerning the knowledge about causes of asthma, 90 (56.4%) were knowledgeable. About signs of asthma, 142 (88.8%) define cough as a sign. 129 (80.6%) were knowledgeable about triggering factors of asthma. Practice of participants in case of asthma was correct in 146 (91.3%). Concerning the practice of patients towards the chemotherapy, those who use Ventolin were 133 (83.1%). Half of the patients had a bad attitude towards management of asthma; they at least took traditional medication for asthma once. About the practice of using Ventolin inhaler, 89 (55.5%) had correct practice.105 (65.6%) believe that asthma is contagious, 60 (37.5%) had food allergy, 73 (45.6%) were either positive or negative smokers. Two-thirds 106 (66.3%) of the participants were using gas for cooking. 90 (56.3%) had animals at home. From those who had animals at home, 52 (32.5%) their animal were inside home. 104 (65.0%) were using the waste cart in waste disposal. Concerning practice towards environmental factors such as pesticides, poultry farms and bricks ambushes, 115 (71.9%) had a good practice. This study concluded that the level of knowledge towards Asthma was (75.8%) in asthmatic patients below 18 years old and their caretakers. And it recommend that conducting health education programs to improve their practice towards asthma. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Magda Elhadi Ahmed Yousif (Main supervisor) Osman Hamid Abdulhamid (Co-supervisor) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Gezira en_US
dc.subject Asthma en_US
dc.subject inflammatory disease en_US
dc.subject coughing en_US
dc.subject chest tightness en_US
dc.subject shortness of breath en_US
dc.title Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Parents of Asthmatic Children about Asthma in Elwehda village in South of Gezira Locality, Gezira State, Sudan (2017) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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