Abstract

Fever in children is a condition that often causes anxiety, stress and phobias for parents.
When a child has a fever parents often make efforts to reduce fever children. During this time the
effort is often done to reduce fever children parents are giving febrifuge/ antipyretic. Reduce fever
and fever control in children can be done in various ways, including by pharmacological and
physical (non-pharmacological) that is by the use of heat energy by conduction and evaporation
method. Conduction and evaporation method can be done with warm compresses and also can be
done with traditional medicine. This study aims to describe the management of febrile children by
parents.
This research uses descriptive quantitative research methods. Sampling in this study
using total sampling. Samples were all parents who have children with a fever at Puskesmas
Kembaran I Banyumas period from May 2016 that a total of 106 respondents. The type of data in
this study are primary data obtained from questionnaires measuring instrument. Processing of the
data include: editing, coding, tabulating, data entry, and cleaning. Analysis of the data used is the
univariate analysis.
The analysis showed that the majority of parents do the management of febrile children
with pharmacological means that a number of 53 respondents (50%). Outcomes to be generated is
in the form of scientific publications is not accredited national journal (ISSN) is Viva Medika
STIKES Harapan Bangsa Purwokerto, and science for health workers in health centers I
Kembaran Banyumas in the form of Power Point (print) about the study results.
Keywords: management of the child's fever