A prospective study of parents' compliance with their child's prescribed analgesia following tonsillectomy.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316085
Title:
A prospective study of parents' compliance with their child's prescribed analgesia following tonsillectomy.
Authors:
Lennon, Paul; Amin, Mohamed; Colreavy, Michael P
Citation:
A prospective study of parents' compliance with their child's prescribed analgesia following tonsillectomy. 2013, 92 (3):134-40 Ear Nose Throat J
Journal:
Ear, nose, & throat journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316085
PubMed ID:
23532650
Abstract:
We conducted a prospective study to assess how well parents ensured that their children received their prescribed analgesia following tonsillectomy. Our study was based on 69 cases of tonsillectomy that were carried out at our tertiary pediatric care center. Postoperatively, all patients were prescribed paracetamol (acetaminophen) on the basis of their weight; the standard pediatric dosage of this agent at the time of our study was 60 mg/kg/day. The parents were telephoned 2 weeks postoperatively to assess their compliance with this regimen. Of the original 69 patients who had been recruited, 66 completed the study-35 girls and 31 boys, aged 2 to 15 years (mean: 7.0; median 5.5). According to the parents, only 15 children (22.7%) received our recommended 60-mg/kg/day dosage and were thus determined to be fully compliant. Overall, parents reported a wide variation in the amount of drug administered, ranging from 12.5 to 111.0 mg/kg/day (mean: 44.8), indicating that parents often underdose their children. We recommend that more emphasis be placed on weight-directed, parent-provided analgesia during the post-tonsillectomy period.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
ANALGESIC; CHILD HEALTH; SURGERY
Local subject classification:
TONSILLECTOMY
MeSH:
Acetaminophen; Adolescent; Analgesics, Non-Narcotic; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Humans; Male; Medication Adherence; Pain, Postoperative; Parents; Prospective Studies; Tonsillectomy
ISSN:
1942-7522

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLennon, Paulen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAmin, Mohameden_GB
dc.contributor.authorColreavy, Michael Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-24T10:40:22Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-24T10:40:22Z-
dc.date.issued2013-03-
dc.identifier.citationA prospective study of parents' compliance with their child's prescribed analgesia following tonsillectomy. 2013, 92 (3):134-40 Ear Nose Throat Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1942-7522-
dc.identifier.pmid23532650-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/316085-
dc.description.abstractWe conducted a prospective study to assess how well parents ensured that their children received their prescribed analgesia following tonsillectomy. Our study was based on 69 cases of tonsillectomy that were carried out at our tertiary pediatric care center. Postoperatively, all patients were prescribed paracetamol (acetaminophen) on the basis of their weight; the standard pediatric dosage of this agent at the time of our study was 60 mg/kg/day. The parents were telephoned 2 weeks postoperatively to assess their compliance with this regimen. Of the original 69 patients who had been recruited, 66 completed the study-35 girls and 31 boys, aged 2 to 15 years (mean: 7.0; median 5.5). According to the parents, only 15 children (22.7%) received our recommended 60-mg/kg/day dosage and were thus determined to be fully compliant. Overall, parents reported a wide variation in the amount of drug administered, ranging from 12.5 to 111.0 mg/kg/day (mean: 44.8), indicating that parents often underdose their children. We recommend that more emphasis be placed on weight-directed, parent-provided analgesia during the post-tonsillectomy period.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Ear, nose, & throat journalen_GB
dc.subjectANALGESICen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectSURGERYen_GB
dc.subject.meshAcetaminophen-
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAnalgesics, Non-Narcotic-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMedication Adherence-
dc.subject.meshPain, Postoperative-
dc.subject.meshParents-
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies-
dc.subject.meshTonsillectomy-
dc.subject.otherTONSILLECTOMYen_GB
dc.titleA prospective study of parents' compliance with their child's prescribed analgesia following tonsillectomy.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEar, nose, & throat journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingOtheren
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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