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. 2021; 12(4): 287-292


Study on Parental Perceptions and Practices toward Childhood Asthma

Dr. Harjinder Singh,Dr. Kailash Meena, Dr. Surinder Pal Singh, Dr. Jasbir Singh, Dr. Ajaypal Singh.

Abstract
Background–AsthmaticChildren are dependent on their parents or caregiver, for acute care, as well as
preventive care appointments.This study aims to assess parent’s perceptions and practices about childhood
asthma.
Methods - Parents of 100 Asthmatic children were assessed by 5 points Likert questionnaire, attending the
outpatient department in the Department of pulmonary medicine, Tertiary care hospital,Patiala, Punjab.
Results -Out of 100 parents, 54 went to primary school, 32 went to high school, and 14 were havinga graduation
level of education.KAP score was better in fathers as compared to mothers with a statistically significant and
were highest among parents within the age group of 30 to 40 years.The correlation between the level of
education with the KAP score was statistically significant with a p-value of

Key words: Asthma, caregiver, KAP



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