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Effect of Instructing Care Program Through Group Discussion on the Quality of Life of the Parents of the Children Afflicted With Leukemia

(2015) Effect of Instructing Care Program Through Group Discussion on the Quality of Life of the Parents of the Children Afflicted With Leukemia. Global journal of health science.

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Abstract

PURPOSE: Children long-term involvement with cancer may have a negative impact on the quality of life their parents. Design and implementation of training programs for parents whose children have been diagnosed with leukemia, as the primary caregivers of children, will have a special significance and can contribute to better taking care of such children. The main purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of conducting group discussion, as care program training, on the quality of life parents whose children were suffering from leukemia. METHODS: This quasi-experimental before-after intervention study encompassed two groups of parents (in total 41) of leukemia children. To collect data, a demographic questionnaire and the shortened version of SF-36 questionnaire were used to determine the quality of life of parents. Both groups completed the quality of life questionnaires before and two months after the intervention. RESULTS: Comparison of the parents' quality of life mean scores, obtained before and two months after training, showed that promotion in 6 domains of bodily pain, general health, emotional health, role limitation due to emotional problems, social functioning, and vitality were occurred. (P <0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Considering the important role of parents in taking care of children suffering from leukemia, introduction of care program training can be a positive step to help these parents and empower them to manage their children's problems more systematically and will ultimately lead to improved quality of life of parents.

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Keywords: adult; age; child; female; group process; health education; health status; human; human relation; leukemia; male; mental health; parent; procedures; psychology; quality of life; sex difference; socioeconomics, Adult; Age Factors; Child; Female; Group Processes; Health Education; Health Status; Humans; Interpersonal Relations; Leukemia; Male; Mental Health; Parents; Quality of Life; Sex Factors; Socioeconomic Factors
Subjects: QZ Pathology > QZ 200-380 Neoplasms
WS Pediatrics > WS 200-342 Diseases of Children and Adolescents
History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany > WZ 305-350 Miscellany Relating to Medicine
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery > Department of Midwifery
Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery > Department of Nursing
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4273

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