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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.13.NQ88007

Reduction in primary care attendance for pediatric patients with respiratory infections

Dr. Olga Cristina Solís Solís, Dr. Jenny Olivia Caicedo Rodríguez, Dr. Alex Gabriel Lara Jacome


Introduction: Respiratory tract infections are one of the main reasons for consultation in primary care in children. Objective: evaluate an intervention to reduce primary care attendance for pediatric respiratory tract infections patients. Methods: An online experimental study was conducted. A representative sample of mothers (n = 806) was assigned to receive the intervention material. Results: The mean intention to attend score was 7.29 (SD = 2.56), with the intervention group reporting lower intentions to attend (mean = 6.45, SD = 2.57). Conclusions: The online intervention was effective in reducing primary care attendance intentions.


respiratory infections, children,intervention, primary care source: DeCS

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