International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part P (2016)
The effectiveness of simulation-based education on parental management of fever for young children: A quasi-experimental study
Hanan Mohamed Mohamed Tork
Childhood fever is a common occurrence and often a grave concern to parents. Providing parents with more education about fevers could improve home management and reduce unnecessary medical treatment. Objective:
This study assesses the effectiveness of simulation-based education on information, motivation, behavioral skills, and behaviors related to parental fever management.
A pre-posttest with a control group was used among one hundred and fifty parents of young children enrolled in three kindergartens, whose children were aged six months to five years. Control group was selected randomly from those volunteered parents and both groups were equal (n=75). The intervention group was provided with a 20-minute fever care simulation session and the control group was just provided with the fever education brochure. Follow-up phone calls were conducted after three months.
The results showed that the experimental group and control group had improved regarding fever management at the post-test assessment, with the experimental group, who received the simulation-based education, showed significantly higher information, motivation, behavioral skills, and management behaviors than the control group.
Conclusion: The simulation-based education in fever management is effective in promoting fever information (FI), motivation (M), behavioral skills (BS) and fever management behaviors (FMB). With application of situation scenarios, it is recommended to develop and apply simulation-based education.
How to cite this article:
Hanan Mohamed Mohamed Tork. The effectiveness of simulation-based education on parental management of fever for young children: A quasi-experimental study. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(5): 1094-1098.