Korean childcare providers’ knowledge, attitudes, concerns, and practices of febrile convulsions

Won Oak Oh, Yoo Jin Heo, Min Hyun Suk, Anna Lee

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Abstract

With the increase in the number of childcare facilities, childcare providers’ coping skills to take quick action in emergencies have become crucial. This study was to examine Korean childcare providers’ knowledge, attitudes, concerns, and practices regarding febrile convulsions (FCs), and to identify factors influencing their management of FCs. A cross-sectional study was conducted using a questionnaire of 216 Korean childcare providers. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the sample characteristics and FC questionnaires. The differences in the FC practice by demographic variables were assessed using t-test and one-way analysis of variance. The relationships between FC practice and other variables were investigated using Pearson correlations and regression analysis. The childcare providers showed unfavorable levels of outcomes regarding FCs with a low percentage of correct answers on FC knowledge and recommended practices as well as negative attitudes and concerns toward FCs. Additionally, results indicated that the knowledge, education, attitudes toward, and actual experiences of FCs were related to FC practices. The current findings provide important evidence to develop interventions targeting childcare providers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4855
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume18
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 May 1

Keywords

  • Childcare providers
  • Early childhood care
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Fever education
  • First-aid practices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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