Caregiver knowledge and self-confidence of stress dosing of hydrocortisone in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

@article{Fleming2011CaregiverKA,
  title={Caregiver knowledge and self-confidence of stress dosing of hydrocortisone in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia.},
  author={Louise Fleming and Carla Gene Rapp and Rick Sloane},
  journal={Journal of pediatric nursing},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={e55-60}
}
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a rare disorder characterized by cortisol deficiency, with/without aldosterone deficiency, and androgen excess. The purposes of this descriptive, exploratory study were to assess caregiver knowledge of CAH, adrenal crisis, and stress dosing of hydrocortisone during times of acute illness and to assess caregivers' self-efficacy in managing adrenal crisis and stress dosing of children with CAH. A survey was distributed that collected information about child… CONTINUE READING