Pediatricians' attitudes in management of acute otitis media and ear pain in Turkey

Buyukcam A., KARA A., BEDİR DEMİRDAĞ T., Gulhan B., ÖZDEMİR H., Sutcu M., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.107, pp.14-20, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 107
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.01.011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.14-20
  • Keywords: Acute otitis media, Otalgia, Turkey, Pediatrician, Treatment, Attitude, RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS, TREATMENT GUIDELINES, ADHERENCE, CHILDREN, CARE, DIAGNOSIS, PATTERNS, TRIAL, RISK
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Acute otitis media (AOM) is predominantly a disease of childhood and one of the common reasons for prescribing antibiotics. Ear pain is the main symptom of AOM, with the result that parents frequently seek immediate medical assistance for their children. Antibiotic therapy for AOM does not provide symptomatic relief in the first 24 hours, and analgesics are commonly recommended for relieving the pain associated with AOM. The aims of the present study were to assess pediatricians' attitudes toward AOM and ear pain management in Turkey.