Assessment of mother's practices toward their thalassemic children who receiving desferal therapy in thalassemia center in Babylon Maternal and child Hospital
Keywords:Assessment, mother's practices, Thalassaemic children, Desferal therapy Babylon Hospital
Objectives: the study aimed to assess the practice of mothers' toward Desferal therapy, and to find out association between mother's practices with their demographic information.
Methodology: A descriptive study was conducted at thalassemia center in Babylon Maternal and child Hospital, Data was gathered by using a questionnaire for the period of December 4th to March 26th 2012, data were analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistical.
Results: The results shows that most of mother's age between (30-39) years which present (41.25%), regard to the level of mother's education the highest percentage were read and write (29.28%), level of education read and write, also the results shows that there is significant relationship between practice of mothers with Desferal therapy with age of mothers' and level of education, but there is no significant relation between practice of mother's with Desferal therapy and occupation of mother.
Recommendations: the researcher recommended health education should be done through different mass media to educated the mother's and their families regarding chelating therapy for thalassemia children.
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