Parents' fear regarding fever and febrile seizures.

@article{Stuijvenberg1999ParentsFR,
  title={Parents' fear regarding fever and febrile seizures.},
  author={Margriet van Stuijvenberg and Sven de Vos and Gilbert C H Tjiang and Ewout Willem Steyerberg and Gerarda Derksen-Lubsen and Henri{\"e}tte A. Moll},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={1999},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={
          618-22
        }
}
In order to improve the effectiveness of information, we studied parents' perceptions and knowledge about fever and febrile seizures. A questionnaire study was carried out among the parents whose children (n = 230) participated in a randomized controlled trial of ibuprofen to prevent recurrent febrile seizures. Of the 230 parents, 181 (79%) responded to the questionnaire. Of all parents, 45% were afraid or very afraid of fever, which was strongly associated with being afraid of recurrent… CONTINUE READING
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