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 JBM  Vol.6 No.12 , December 2018
Does Family with Children Need Information about Infectious Disease?
Abstract: This paper reports a study of the necessity of providing information that is of the most concern of caregivers: health management, responses to sudden onset, and outbreaks of infectious diseases. We asked users and providers of Child Care Support Service in ward A of Tokyo, as respondents, whether they would like to receive information related to infectious diseases. Of questionnaires sent by mail to 383 providers and 3101 users, we received 18 responses from providers and 88 responses from users. All providers and users were required to provide information related to infectious diseases. The most often reported responses were “straight-out hand washing, mask wearing, gargling, and disinfection”, followed by “voluntary restraint of outside activities”, and “measures for illnesses of the family or children.” Results show that caregivers would like to receive information about infectious diseases because they have many health management concerns about their children.
Cite this paper: Nohora, M. , Kurita, J. , Sugawara, T. and Ohkusa, Y. (2018) Does Family with Children Need Information about Infectious Disease?. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 6, 53-63. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2018.612005.
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