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The influence of parenting and risk factors on the frequency of upper respiratory tract infections in children aged 1-4.

Koenderink, S.C. (2017) The influence of parenting and risk factors on the frequency of upper respiratory tract infections in children aged 1-4.

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Abstract:Upper respiratory tract infection [URTI] is the most frequently occurring infectious disease in childhood. There is limited research performed about the role and influences of parenting in combination with several risk factors on recurrent URTI’s in young children. The main question central in this study: How are parenting and risk factors associated with the frequency of upper respiratory tract infections of children in the age of 1 till 4 years? A case-control study was performed and in total 63 participants participated this study. All parents filled in a symptoms and infections diary and an online questionnaire. Demographics consisted out of child demographics, family situation and parental demographics. Two characteristics, number of siblings and birth order, differed significant between the groups. The results showed no significant differences between both groups in the Parenting dimensions. The results about the descriptive statistics of URTI demonstrated that infections and symptoms differed significant between the groups as expected. Overall, the results of our study confirmed that there were no significant differences between both groups in the Parenting dimensions. However, the aspect structure scored low in both groups and should be further analysed to increase knowledge about the positive and negative influence on children with URTI’s. Another interesting finding were that the characteristics, number of siblings, number of persons at home and the risk factor birth order, differed significant between the groups.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Ziekenhuisgroep Twente (ZGT), Hengelo, Nederland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73886
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