A Study About Knowledge of Parents of Children With Nephrotic Syndrome Toward Recurrence of Disease

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Ashrafalsadat Hakim 1 , * , Simin Madhooshi 1 , Ehsan Valavi 2

1 Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran

2 Department of Pediatric, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran

How to Cite: Hakim A, Madhooshi S, Valavi E. A Study About Knowledge of Parents of Children With Nephrotic Syndrome Toward Recurrence of Disease, Jundishapur J Chronic Dis Care. Online ahead of Print ; 2(4):32251.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Jundishapur Journal of Chronic Disease Care: 2 (4); 32251
Published Online: November 15, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 16, 2012
Accepted: March 15, 2013

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Abstract

Introduction: Nephrotic syndrome is a common glomerular injury that appears in primary shape of children. Parents' knowledge quantity is important to prevent complications from the disease, so this study aimed to determination the knowledge quantity of parents about recurrence of disease.

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study based on a designed questionnaire that 66 parents of children with nephrotic syndrome were randomly selected. The validity of questionnaire was confirmed by teachers of the AJUMS. Cronbach's alpha showed that with ? = 0.82 the questionnaire has good validity. Collected data were analyzed using Chi-square test.

Results: Only 18.2% had good knowledge about their child's recurrence of symptoms. Furthermore there is a significant relationship between of literacy of caring fathers and their education level (P = 0.01).

Conclusions: It was found that most parents hadn't good knowledge about the recurrence of symptoms, so recommended further studies.

Keywords

Nephrotic Syndrome Knowledge Parents Recurrence

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