Quality of Life among Caregivers of Children with Cancer undergoing Treatment

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Khemwadee Phenglakorn
Autchareeya Patoomwan
Kamon Phuakpet

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            This study aims to explore quality of life among family caregivers of children with cancer, during the time that children were receiving treatment and attending appointments in the hematology clinic and pediatric ward of Siriraj Hospital. Questionnaires were used for data collection, and consisted of a Demographic Data Record Form, Treatment for Children with Cancer Data Record Form and a Caregiver Quality of Life Questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Kruskal-Wallis H Test. The result revealed that, caregivers had a moderate level of quality of life. Each aspect of caregivers’ quality of life was at a moderate level, including physical well-being, social well-being, psychological well-being, and spiritual well-being. Based on the testing, statistically significant (p < 0.05) differences were found in the median of the caregivers’ level of quality of life, when compared by the age of children with cancer, and by duration of illness of the children. These findings suggest the importance of further study of other possible factors affecting quality of life among caregivers of children with cancer during treatment, in order to develop guidelines for improving the capabilities of caregivers.


 


Keywords: Quality of Life, Caregiver, Children with Cancer

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Phenglakorn K, Patoomwan A, Phuakpet K. Quality of Life among Caregivers of Children with Cancer undergoing Treatment. Rama Nurs J [Internet]. 2018 Oct. 3 [cited 2022 Sep. 30];24(2):122-36. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RNJ/article/view/116125
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