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The effect of Wet spong with Luke warm water and marshmallow on reducing body temperature of children admitted to the Teaching Hospital - Shohada Qaen
Zahra Ebadinejad , Ali Dashtgard * , Mostafa Mohseni Zade
2 Master of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and midwifery Qaen, University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran , dashtgard_1349@yahoo.com
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Introduction:Fever is the most important reason for referring children to health centers.Control of fever in children is important to prevent seizures. There are ways to control fever. pharmacological and non-pharmacological ways are important to control and reduce fever. Non-medicinal ways to control body temperature of children can be used by Wet spong with Luke water and marshmallow. This study aimed to compare the effect of Wet spong  with Luke water and marshmallow on reducing body temperature in children 6 months to 12 years
method:This study is an experimental study. The study population was children 6 months to 12 years admitted to hospital with symptoms of fever  in 1395. 46 children randomly into two groups intervation and  control. Results interventions made were recorded in a questionnaire. Data analyzed using SPSS V.18 by independent t-test and chi-square at the significant level (P <0/05).

Results:The results showed that Washing with marshmallow more quickly reduces body temperature than Washing with Luke water . So that in the first 30 minutes after intervention in the intervention group (52.17%) of the children, their body temperature  reached to (37/5 ° C) However, in the control group during the same period, only (21.73%) of children in temperature achieved to (37/5° C)  . The results showed that within 45 minutes of fever was reduced in all children in intervation group but still in control group (34.79%) of the children had fever.
Conclusion: Use of rinse with lukewarm water and marshmallow are affect in lowering body temperature children. But using the marshmallow in the body temperature of children is more effective.
Keywords: wet spong, marshmallow, temperature, children admitted
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/11/17 | Accepted: 2017/06/4 | Published: 2017/12/9
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ebadinejad Z, dashtgard A, Mohseni Zade M. The effect of Wet spong with Luke warm water and marshmallow on reducing body temperature of children admitted to the Teaching Hospital - Shohada Qaen. JPEN. 2017; 4 (2) :9-16
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