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Danger signs in unwell children under five: can the caregivers identify them?

Kamaruzaman, Nor Azam and Pasi, Hafizah and Mohd Juhan, Nik Fahmi (2021) Danger signs in unwell children under five: can the caregivers identify them? In: 23rd Family Medicine Scientific Conference 2021, 23-25 Sep 2021, Virtual.

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Under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), one of its targets is to end all preventable deaths of children under five years old by 2030. In Malaysia, nearly 30% of the mortality cases are preventable and family factor including delay in seeking care is a known contributing factor. Hence, early detection of danger signs by caregivers is a key strategy. We aim to explore the caregivers’ ability to identify danger signs of unwell children. Many of the caregivers in this study were able to correctly identify most of the danger signs in unwell children under five. This shows that empowering caregivers with home care and seeking early treatment is of paramount importance. On the same note, non-physical sign such as “reduce urine output” may need to be emphasized during safety netting advice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: danger signs, unwell children, under 5, caregivers
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Heatlh. Child health services. Preventive health services for children
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: Dr Nor Azam Kamaruzaman
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 16:05
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 16:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93565

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