Stress Among Parents Of Children With Cancer In Pediatric Oncology At Public Hospital
Keywords:Keywords: stress, parents, children, cancer, paediatric oncology, public hospital
Introduction: Children diagnosed with cancer have a significant impact not only on the patients, but also on the parents. Being parents of a child with cancer is a stressful experience. Therefore, the stress levels are measured to determine the contributing factor and overcome the stress. Objective: This study to determine the contributing factors and association between demographic characteristics with stress on parents of children with solid tumor cancer. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted by using a standardized self-administered questionnaire at Paediatric Oncology Ward 10B, Women & Children Hospital, Kuala Lumpur. Total of sample 79 parents on child with cancer was taken by using online Roasoft sample size calculator with a confidence interval 95% margin of error 5%, ±0.5 standard deviation and allowance 10% dropout off data. Findings: The finding showed that the contributing factor to parental stress is emotional distress with mean 47.3165. There is association between family income per year and length of illness with the stress among parents of child with cancer. Otherwise, there is no significant association between others demographic characteristics with the stress among parents on child with cancer.