Survey to the parents on Children Health Programme
Reference of this article: Martínez Fernández MR, Sánchez Calderón M, Hindi y El Kassis B, Palomino Bueno C, Grifo Peñuelas MJ. Survey to the parents on Children Health Programme. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2003;5:205-214.
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Odjetives: Study the parents information about the aims, usefulness and need of the
routine children health examinations (?healthy child program?).
Design: Descriptive, transversal study based on a questionary of internal design and
Methods and participants: 100 questionaries filled by the 0-14 years old children parents
when they came to the routine examination.
Main results: Most (91%) part of the children were acompanied only by their mothers.
33% answered not to know the final objective of these examinations. 69% believed they are convenient for the early detection of some problems. 95% thought they are important
for all the children at all ages. The number of controls seemed correct to 87% and 96%
thought the paediatrician could find problems they were unaware of its existence. 99% declared
to feel more relieved after the examination. 40% would visit more frecuently and
45% with the same frecuency the doctor if this program didn?t exist.
Conclusions: Parents high satisfaction with the program. They give it main credit for
the early detection of health problems.
Keywords● Child program ● Clinical prevention ● Health examination ● Health promotion