Effects of Caring Children with Leukemia on their Mothers` Psychosocial Status
Keywords:psychosocial status, Children, Leukemia, effects
Study aim: to assess the influence of care burden for children with leukemia on their mothers` psychosocial
Methodology: A Descriptive study, conducted at two pediatric hospitals in Baghdad city. A purposive sample
of (60) mothers was participated in the study after obtaining their consent form. The instrument of the study
was used to assess mothers` psychosocial status in addition to their sociodemographic characteristics. The
data was processed and statistically analysed by SPSS program version 23.
Result: the result of the study showed mothers have (81%) in self esteem, (77%) in psychosocial distress,
(80%) for social interaction, and (76%) for social isolation. There were association between mothers`
psychosocial status and their age, educational level, and occupation.
Conclusion: the result of the study concluded that mothers of leukemic children have generally accepted
level of psychosocial status except they isolated themselves.