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dc.contributor.authorEmmerton, Lynne
dc.contributor.authorChaw, Xin Yao
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorKairuz, Therese
dc.contributor.authorMarriott, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorWheeler, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorMoles, Rebekah
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-11T12:30:42Z
dc.date.available2017-08-11T12:30:42Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-04-11T05:47:08Z
dc.identifier.issn1367-4935
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1367493513496663
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/58330
dc.description.abstractFunctional health literacy is founded on general and numerical literacy and practical skills and is required for the appropriate and effective management of health symptoms in children. This study aimed to assess the health literacy skills of parents and caregivers of preschool-aged children, using a progressive scenario describing a child with fever and presenting tasks relating to selection of a medicine and hypothetical dosing of their child. Participants (n = 417) from 33 childcare- and health-related sites in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland completed the study. Participants' responses were largely appropriate regarding actions in response to worsening symptoms, selection of an appropriate product (from a limited range), whereby 84.5% of responses were for a single-ingredient paracetamol product and use of the package directions to state the frequency of dosing (93.1% of frequencies appropriate for paracetamol and 66.7% for ibuprofen). However, in only 50.8% of cases was an appropriate weight-based dose calculated, and doses were not measured to within 10% of the stated dose in 16.7% of cases. Future studies should focus on skill development via educational campaigns for parents and caregivers.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom302
dc.relation.ispartofpageto313
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Child Health Care
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPaediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPaediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111499
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1114
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleManagement of children's fever by parents and caregivers: Practical measurement of functional health literacy
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWheeler, Amanda
gro.griffith.authorKelly, Fiona S.


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