Assessment of Health Status of Children with Cancer who Undergo Chemical Therapy

Authors

  • Kareem Ghadhban Sajem

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1450

Keywords:

Health Status, Children with Cancer, Chemotherapy

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Kareem Ghadhban Sajem

Middle Technical University / Medical Technical Institute /Al-Mansour

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Kareem Ghadhban Sajem. (2020). Assessment of Health Status of Children with Cancer who Undergo Chemical Therapy. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 511-516. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1450