Table 2

Knowledge-related responses

Knowledge-related responseFamilySchoolp
Q1. Are all these correct about anaphylaxis definition?
  • It’s a severe allergic reaction that involves more than one organ system

  • Can happen instantly

  • EpiPen usage can save life when used promptly.

 a. True108 (85%)35 (71)0.02
Q2. How many times have you used the EpiPen since it was prescribed?
 a. Never110 (86)43 (94)
 b. Once or more18 (14)5 (6)0.5
Q3. Have you ever received instructions on how to use the EpiPen?
 a. Yes118 (92)37 (75)0.002
Q4. Who gave you the instructions to use the EpiPen?
 a. Physician103 (87)17 (46)
 b. Non-physician15 (13)20 (54)0.001
Q5. Were the instructions on using the EpiPen given
 a. Verbally?75 (64)28 (76)
 b. Non-verbal, for example, written, video?43 (36)9 (24)0.17
Q6. When would you use the EpiPen
 a. Cardiorespiratory symptoms, for example, cough, respiratory difficulty, collapse15 (12)8 (16)
 b. Non-cardiorespiratory, for example, rash, local swelling113 (88)42 (84)0.4
Q7. At what temperature do you store your EpiPen?
 a. Room temp111 (87)35 (70)
 b. Refrigerator17 (13)14 (29)0.01
Q8. How many EpiPen should a child ideally have?
 a. 137 (29)13 (26)
 b. 267 (52)22 (44)
 c. 3 or more24 (19)15 (30)0.2
Q9. Where should a caregiver keep a child’s EpiPen?
 a. Home32 (25)16 (32)
 b. With the child at all times83(65)22 (44)
 c. School13 (10)12 (24)0.01
Q10. Have you ever checked the expiry date of the EpiPen?
 a. Yes105 (82)25 (83)0.9
Q11. The sequence of EpiPen injection use
 a. Correct79 (62)32 (67)0.6
Q12. Would you use the EpiPen as soon as you suspect anaphylaxis OR would you wait for symptoms to appear?
 a. Immediately give67 (52)21 (44)
 b. Wait for the symptoms to completely appear61 (48)27 (56)0.3
Q13. You must remove the child’s clothes before using the EpiPen?
 a. No81 (63)32 (65)0.8
Q14. Is an emergency department visit required after using the EpiPen?
 a. Yes117 (91)34 (68)0.009