Volume 17, Issue 2 (10-2007)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2007, 17(2): 40-44 | Back to browse issues page

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Survey of emotional status in children with thalasemia in selected hospitals in ‎Rasht. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2007; 17 (2) :40-44
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Introduction: Every person's mental health determines his emotional status. Level of ‎happiness and unhappiness indicates how satisfactory one's emotional status is. ‎ Physical and emotional illnesses affect happiness, especially chronic illness with several ‎disabilities have more affect. Among them is thalasemia with its highest incidence in children ‎and adolescent which affects ‎‏100,000‏‎ newborn in Asia each year.‎

 Aim: Therefore Survey of emotional status in children and adolescent with thalasemia is ‎necessary to promote their condition and prevent depression and anxiety.

‎ Methods and materials: A descriptive cross-sectional study was designed which was carried ‎out on ‎‏120‏‎ children and adolescent with thalasemia in selected hospitals in Rasht. The data ‎collection tool was a questionnaire included demographics and Oxford & Foradais Happiness ‎scale (contains ‎‏29‏‎ questions about emotional status). Children and adolescent completed this ‎questionnaire. Data were analyzed by appropriate statistical tests using spss.‎

Results: Findings showed that the mean scores of happiness in children and adolescent was ‎‏15/5‏‎±‎‏2/93‏‎ which indicates that most children with thalesemia were not happy. There was a ‎significant relationship between sex and happiness (p<‎‏0‏‎/‎‏04‏‎) and boys (‎‏80‏‎.‎‏3%‏‎) were more ‎unhappy. There was no significant relationship between happiness and other demographic ‎characteristics.‎

Conclusion: Since majority of children and adolescent with thalasemia were unhappy, ‎attention to programs justified with the level of their physical and emotional health are ‎necessary. ‎

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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/17 | Accepted: 2014/08/17 | Published: 2014/08/17

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