The Rate of Addiction in Parents of Children with Congenital Heart Disease Compared with Healthy Children

Boryri, Tahereh and Noori, Noor Mohammad and Teimouri, Alireza and Sharafi, Fatemeh (2017) The Rate of Addiction in Parents of Children with Congenital Heart Disease Compared with Healthy Children. International Journal of Pediatrics, 5 (3). pp. 4469-4478.

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Abstract

BackgroundCongenital heart diseases (CHD) are the most common congenital anomaly in children and also the leading cause of mortality from congenital anomalies. Various factors including smoking, drinking alcohol and addiction play role in development of congenital heart diseases. This study was conducted with the aim of investigation of the prevalence of addiction in parents of children with congenital heart disease compared with healthy children.Materials and MethodsThis was a case-control study conducted on 320 children with congenital heart disease aged 6 months to 16 years and 320 healthy children as control group. Children referring to Ali Asghar hospital or who were hospitalized in Imam Ali Hospital were included in the study and their demographic characteristics and their parents were collected. Data were analyzed using SPSS 20.ResultsAverage age of diseased and healthy children was 4.08 ± 4.11 and 3.59 ± 2.36, respectively. The rate of addiction of father, mother and parents of children with congenital heart disease was higher than those of children in control group. The most common congenital heart disease was ventricular septal defect (VSD).ConclusionIn overall, this study showed addiction rate of parents in children with congenital heart disease was higher.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 12:32
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 12:32
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3163

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