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1856 The Effect of Psycho-Educational Interventions on Quality of life of Family Caregivers with Lukemic Children
  1. F Ghodsbin,
  2. N Asadi,
  3. B Nooshin
  1. Shiraz Medical University, Shiraz, Iran

Abstract

Leukemia is the most common cancer in children. It can result stress, depression, burden among family care givers. Fear and anxiety after the diagnosis of leukemia, low level or lack of education of caregivers about leukemic disease and care of children were factors of decreasing of QOL in caregivers. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of an educational intervention on quality of life of family caregivers with leukemic children. This study performed on 60 family caregivers with luckemic children who were referred to oncology clinic of Afsalipour in kerman 2010. Data were collected before and 3 months after the intervention by validated questionaire quality of life scale family version by Ferrell and grant (1998), and was consisted of 37 questions in 4 dimensions (physical, psychological, social, spiritua) from o scares to 370 score.

Result The mean score of quality of life of parents as a caregivers was in the test group (224/9±24/11) and in the control group(225/7± 24/33). quality of life for all samples before the intervention was unfavorable, but the mean scores in all dimensions of quality of life after 2 months of training in the experimental group (7/86±338/2) and controls (23/8±226/77) were changed. In the experimental group after training mean score of all samples increased. T-test analyzes confirmed these changes. (P<0/05). So the implementation of an educational intervention is effective in increasing family caregiver’s quality of life.

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