Effects of Caring Children with Leukemia on their Mothers` Psychosocial Status

Authors

  • Adraa H. Shawq1 , Khitam M. AL-Mousawi2 , Zaid W. Ajil3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1580

Keywords:

psychosocial status, Children, Leukemia, effects

Abstract

Study aim: to assess the influence of care burden for children with leukemia on their mothers` psychosocial

status.

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.

Author Biography

Adraa H. Shawq1 , Khitam M. AL-Mousawi2 , Zaid W. Ajil3

1 Lecturer, 2 Assistant Professor, 3Lecturer, Pediatric Nursing Department, College of Nursing, University of

Baghdad, Iraq

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Adraa H. Shawq1 , Khitam M. AL-Mousawi2 , Zaid W. Ajil3. (2020). Effects of Caring Children with Leukemia on their Mothers` Psychosocial Status. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1299-1302. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1580

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