The Effects of Different Methods Used in Pediatric Oral Drug Administration

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Description

The aim of this study is to determine the effect of the use of spoons and oral injectors on the level of fear in children with fever in oral medication administration.

Targeted Conditions

Study Overview

Start Date
November 15, 2023
Completion Date
September 15, 2024
Enrollment
45
Date Posted
February 9, 2024
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?
No
Gender
All

Locations

Full Address
Acıbadem Health Group, Ataşehir Hospital
Istanbul, Ataşehir 34750, Turkey

Eligibility

Minimum Age (years)
3
Maximum Age (years)
6
Eligibility Criteria
Inclusion Criteria:

Children aged 3-6 and their parents,
Children with fever,
Children who have been ordered to take oral medication for fever in their treatment,
Able to express himself cognitively,
Able to speak and understand Turkish

Exclusion Criteria:

Children who have a disease that may prevent them from expressing their fear
It is time for the child to sleep at the time of medication administration.

Study Contact Info

Study Contact Name
Zehra Kan Öntürk, Assist Prof; Senanur Kale, researcher
Study Contact Phone

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FDA Regulated Drug?
No
FDA Regulated Device?
No
Detailed Description
Fever is known as a defense mechanism of the body; Increased body temperature in children is one of the symptoms that frighten parents and is among the most common reasons for hospitalization. Pharmacological agents such as paracetamol and ibuprofen are often used in fever management, and if possible, oral administration of the suspension form of the drugs is preferred to reduce invasive practices. However, reasons such as children not liking the taste of the medicine, rejecting the medicine, or spitting or vomiting may cause difficulties in administering the medicine orally. More than one different method is used to administer these drugs, depending on the patient's age, general condition and compliance with the treatment. These; They can be listed as spoon, oral injector, medicine glass. As a result of the examination of the drug administration materials, it was stated that children are fear of the injector when the drugs are given with a injector, they may aspirate, and they do not have appropriate equipment to administer the drug. It is important for nurses to understand children's fears and their causes, to develop interventions to reduce fear, and to minimize possible traumatic effects during the hospitilization process.

In this study, the sample will be divided into two groups: experimental and control, and oral antipyretic medicine will be given by two different methods. An oral injector will be used in the experimental group and an oral medicine spoon will be used in the control group.

Hypotheses of the Study:

H0: There is no significant difference in the effect of the use of spoons and oral injectors in oral medication administration in children on the level of fear in children and parents.

H1: There is a significant difference in the fear level of using spoons and oral injectors in oral medication administration in children.

H2: There is a significant difference in the parents' fear level of using spoons and oral injectors in oral medication administration in children.

H3: There is a significant difference in the heart rate and oxygen saturation of children using spoons and oral injectors for oral medication administration.
NCTid (if applicable)
NCT06251245