Assessment of Health Status of Children with Cancer who Undergo Chemical Therapy
Keywords:Health Status, Children with Cancer, Chemotherapy
Purpose sample of 65 parents to assess their children with cancer who undergo chemotherapy in Child Central
Hospital / Al-Asscan / in Baghdad City to determine the psychological, physical, social and nutritional
aspects from 25 /10/ 2016 to 24 /4 /2017. Information was collected through direct interview with parents
and analyzed by application of descriptive statistical and Chi square.
Results of the study indicated that high percentages concerning to psychological aspect (Measures to treat
anxiety); psychological aspect (prepare child to provide chemotherapy); social aspect ( Provide Social
support) and Nutritional aspect (Daily diet as recommended).There was no significant differences between
health status according to their aspects.
Based on such results many studies may be recommended for standing on health status of children. Health
education and awareness programs can be design on chemotherapy and needs of children’s cancer to increase
awareness of parents.