Expectant Parents’ Understanding of the Implications and Management of Fever in the Neonate
Référence bibliographique 
Ahronheim, Sara R., McGillivray, David, Barbic, Skye, Barbic, David, Klam, Stephanie, Brisebois, Paul, Lambrinakos-Raymond, Kristen et Nemeth, Joe. 2015. «Expectant Parents’ Understanding of the Implications and Management of Fever in the Neonate ». PLoS ONE, vol. 10, no 4, p. 1-10.
Intentions : «[T]he objectives of this study were to estimate the extent to which Canadian expectant parents would seek medical care in a febrile neonate (age 30 days or less), evaluate expectant parents’ knowledge of signs and symptoms of fever in a neonate, and describe the actions Canadian expectant parents would take if they recognized fever in their child.» (p. 2)
Échantillon/Matériau : L’étude est basée sur la participation de 355 parents montréalais qui attendent leur premier enfant sous peu.
Instruments : Questionnaire
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
«Our study evaluated Canadian expectant parents’ knowledge of fever in the neonate. The main finding of this research was that nearly a fifth of expectant parents in the study reported that they would not take their neonate to seek medical care if they suspected a fever. No demographic variables predicted if expectant parents would seek care for a febrile neonate. Though we found that although most parents were able to identify the signs of a fever and why it may be dangerous, few parents were able to correctly identify the temperature at which a neonate is considered febrile.» (p. 6) «[Also,] although immigration status was not a predictor of seeking medical care, we found a significant portion of participants were foreign born immigrants (55%). This was three times greater than the national average of 18%. […] Finally, we found that most expectant parents reported that they would seek information about fever in the neonate from a medical doctor or a nurse. Even in today’s technological era, only 25% of the sample identified that they would rely on the Internet to query how to treat fever in a neonate.» (p. 8)