Paper Information

Journal:   HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL   Winter 2004 , Volume 7 , Number 4; Page(s) 197 To 202.
 
Paper: 

COPING METHOD OF THE PARENTS WITH THE DISEASE OF THEIR THALASSEMIC CHILDREN

 
 
Author(s):  GHAZANFARI Z.*, MOHAMAD ALIZADH S., KHOSRAVI F.
 
* Department of Nursing, Faculty of Norsing and Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman. Iran
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Thalassemia is one of the congenital anemia that cause physical, psychological, social and economical problems for patient and their family. The question is that how families face to this problem. The main aim of this study is investigating the methods that families with thalassemic children use to cope with the problem.
Method & Material: In this descriptive study, the coping methods that parents use for their thalassemic children in Kerman were investigated. All parents (355) with thalassemic children were investigated. The data was gathered by a pre designed questionnaire (interview) and presented by descriptive methods.
Results: The result showed that 94.1% of sample were imitating to God and believing to God for solving the problem. 74.4% of parents receive information and advices from their family. There were significant differences between coping methods in term of level of education, mothers’ job and having another sick child in the family. Result also showed that most of the parents used to cope with the problem in a way.
Conclusion: Giving more information about the disease is a useful method for helping the families to cope with the problem.

 
Keyword(s): THALASSEMIA, PARENTS, CHILD, KERMAN
 
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