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meskiny F, chehrzad M, mahmoodi H. Comparing school age thalassemia children's behavioral problem referring to ‎children center in Rasht with their healthy classmates. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2006; 16 (2) :19-27
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Comparing school age thalassemia children's behavioral problem referring to children center in Rasht with their healthy classmates

By: Meskiny Ghanakbary.F. MSN, Chehrzad .M .M. MSN, Mahmodi. H. MSN


Introduction: Noting children's behavioral problem, which formats major forms of children psycho-pathology in all culture and human communities, is very important because most adult behavioral disorder originates from primary experiences in childhood. Behavioral problem have different reasons and one of these reasons are chronic physical illnesses such as major b-thalassemia. Better recognition of thalassemic children's behavioral problem is the foundation for effective health care planes and prevention of prolonged psycho- behavioral problem in future.

Objective: This research was conducted to compare school-age thalassemic children's behavioral problem with their healthy classmates.

Methods: This is comparative – descriptive study that 50 children with thalassemia referred to children Hospital in Rasht and 100 peers with their mothers participated. Data collection tool was a questionnaire including two sections: the first part including demographic characteristics of thalassemic and healthy children and parents, and second part included child behavioral checklist in parent-report that was completed by the mother of the patient. Analysis of Data was done by descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and deductive statistics (c2 – test).

Results: Research findings showed that most of suitable behavior at samples research in thalassemic group (100%) related to sexual problem and other problem and in health group (100%) related to social problem, delinquent behavior, aggressive behavior somatic complaints, anxiety/depression, though problem, Sexual and other problem. Resulths showed that there was significant statistical difference between the two groups in behavioral problem at social problem (P<0.0001), aggressive behavioral (P<0.00001) Attention problem (P<0.03), somatic complaint (P<0.01), Anxiety/depression (P<0.0001) withdrawn (P<0.0001).

Conclusion: Results showed that most of samples in thalassemic group (94%) and healthy group (100%) had suitable behavior and statistical c2 – test showed significant difference in behavioral problem between the two groups. As well between behavioral problem and demographic characteristics except father age.

Kay word: Behavior disorders, Beta- Thalassemia, students

Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/16 | Accepted: 2014/08/16 | Published: 2014/08/16

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