Parents Management on Drug Therapy Among Children With Asthma [chapter]

Noraini Hashim, Erlisha Wendy Likimas, Rozila Latiff, Zuleha Abu Bakar, Hema Malini
2019 Enhancing Capacity of Healthcare Scholars and professionals in Responding to the Global Health Issues  
Asthma is a chronic disease that commonly affects children's health. Medication compliance among children depends on the family's culture belief and their perceptions of the disease. This study aimed to identify parents' management of drug therapy among children with asthma and to determine the relationship between demographic data (parents' educational level and age of parents) with the management of childhood asthma. A crosssectional study using Asthma Therapy Assessment Control questionnaire
more » ... ntrol questionnaire (ATAQ) was conducted in Hospital Selayang among 152 parents who had children with asthma. 74.3% participant was a mother and father represent 25.7%. The result of parent management on drug therapy among asthmatic children indicated poorly control 73.7%( n=112). No difference in mean between parent's age and children's asthmatic control (p=0.09). Parent educational level is not determined by the successful management of their asthmatic children. This show that the urgency need to organize an educational intervention program on asthma management for parents
doi:10.2478/9783110680041-003 fatcat:ge466buo6bfq3ls6yhux5mz27i