A study to assess the awareness of parents on leukemia and their stress with a leukemic child undergoing treatment in a selected hospital at Coimbatore

Grija, G (2010) A study to assess the awareness of parents on leukemia and their stress with a leukemic child undergoing treatment in a selected hospital at Coimbatore. Masters thesis, RVS College of Nursing, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

A study to assess the Awareness of Parents on Leukemia and their Stress with a Leukemic Child undergoing treatment in a selected hospital at Coimbatore. The aim of the study was, to assess the awareness of parents on leukemia and their level of stress regarding leukemic child undergoing treatment. The study was conducted in a private hospital at Coimbatore. The conceptual frame work used in this study was Calista Roy’s adaptation model. A descriptive survey approach was used for this study. The population of the study included all the parents aged 20 to 50 years attending the oncology out patient department of the selected hospital with their leukemic children for treatment at the time of the study. The sample consisted of 35 parents (35 fathers and 35 mothers) with leukemic child under treatment were selected by convenient nonrandom sampling technique. Structural questionnaire and stress scale was used to assess the awareness on leukemia and stress scale among the parents. Data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Thirty two fathers (91.0%) and 31 mothers (89.0 %) had a high level of awareness regarding leukemia. Only three fathers (9.0%) and 4 mothers (11.0%) showed a moderate level of awareness with regard to leukemia. There was significant difference between the parents and level of awareness on leukemia. (t- test-1.21, df-68, p<0.05). Majority of (68.57%) of the fathers and 37.14% of the mothers had moderate stress on leukemia where as 62.85% of mothers and 31.42% of fathers had severe stress on leukemia. There was no significant difference between the parents and level of stress on leukemia (t – test 0.64, df-68, p<0.05). The study concludes that both fathers and mothers had awareness about the leukemia and they had severe stress regarding leukemic child undergoing treatment.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No: 30084612
Uncontrolled Keywords: Awareness of Parents;, Leukemia, Stress, Leukemic Child, Undergoing Treatment, Selected Hospitals, Coimbatore.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 07:57
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2020 08:16
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/5637

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