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Parent-initiated oral corticosteroid therapy for acute asthma: a survey of current practice

Vuillermin, Peter J., South, Mike, Carlin, John B., Biscan, Maree I., Brennan, Sharon L. and Robertson, Colin F. 2007, Parent-initiated oral corticosteroid therapy for acute asthma: a survey of current practice, Journal of paediatrics and child health, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 443-445, doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2007.01108.x.

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Title Parent-initiated oral corticosteroid therapy for acute asthma: a survey of current practice
Author(s) Vuillermin, Peter J.
South, Mike
Carlin, John B.
Biscan, Maree I.
Brennan, Sharon L.
Robertson, Colin F.
Journal name Journal of paediatrics and child health
Volume number 43
Issue number 6
Start page 443
End page 445
Total pages 3
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell Publishing
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2007-06
ISSN 1034-4810
1440-1754
Keyword(s) asthma
corticosteroid
respiratory
wheeze
Summary Aim: To determine (i) the proportion of doctors who recommend parent-initiated oral corticosteroids (PIOCS) for acute asthma; and (ii) the proportion of parents who have received this advice.

Methods: (i) An internet-based survey of doctors involved in the care of children with asthma; and (ii) a questionnaire-based survey of parents of children aged 4–13 years who were identified from a random sample of primary schools within the Barwon region of Victoria.

Results: Eight-five per cent (95% confidence interval 80.0–89.1%) of responding doctors reported recommending PIOCS to parents of children with asthma. However, only 16.5% (95% confidence interval 14.2–18.7%) of parents of children with recent asthma symptoms report that they have received such advice.

Conclusion: The majority of responding doctors involved in the care of children with asthma report recommending PIOCS to parents. By contrast, a minority of parents of children with asthma report that they have received such advice.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2007.01108.x
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30047666

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Medicine
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