What are the factors associated with fever phobia in caregivers and healthcare providers?

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Fever phobia describes the unwarranted fears that parents and healthcare providers have over fever and its consequences. Importantly, this fear can lead to anxiety among caregivers and overtreatment. This systematic review attempts to identify geographical and socioeconomic factors associated with fever phobia, and it discusses possible barriers to adhering to evidence-based guidelines.

Which, if any, threats to validity are most likely to have an impact on the results and how?

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