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mirzaie M, yazdi F, navidi Z. Survey personal and disease characteristics of children with‏ ‏Cancer hospitalized ‎in ‎‏17‏‎ Shahrivar hospital,‎‏ ‏Rasht. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2009; 19 (1) :51-55
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Survey personal and disease characteristics of children with Cancer hospitalized in 17 Shahrivar hospital, Rasht

By: Mirzaie. M; Yazdy. F; Navidi. Z


Introduction: Cancer is one of child diseases that has an incidence of 129 in 1 million children and is still second reason for death of 1-14 years old children. The children who died because of cancer lost an average of 69.5 years of life time. Therefore, identification of personal and disease characteristics may be a way for facilitating cancer prevention in children. 

Objective: This study was conducted to determine personal and disease characteristics of children with cancer.

Methods: This descriptive study was conducted on 80 children with cancer hospitalized in oncology ward of 17 Shahrivar Hospital in Rasht between Farvardin 1380 to Esfand 1384 which was selected by convenience sampling. Data collection instrument consisted of two parts questionnaire including demographic and disease characteristics. Data were collected by observation and documentation of patient’s records and analyzed by SPSS software.

Results: The finding showed that majority of children was 5-9 years old (47.25%), boy (60%), was born with NVD (97.5%), and was city resident (65%). 72.5 percent of parents had 1-2 children. The majority of samples had fathers with Diploma (57.5%) that half of them were worker. Also majority of hospitalized children had ALL (53.75%) and Lymphoma (11.25%). Only 7.5 percent of them mentioned a positive familial history of cancer. 48.25 percent of children hospitalized between 1-9 times and the majority (32.5%) of them had intra spine chemotherapy for 0-5 times. 45 percent of children died by the time sampling done.

Conclusion: This research showed that Hematologic cancers had highest incidence that have high mortality rate contrast by recent treatment and diagnostic methods improvement. Capability for this physical severe disease and the nurses can use education, consulting and supporting roles to access these goals.

Key words: individual characteristics, disease characteristics, children, cancer

Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/23 | Accepted: 2014/08/23 | Published: 2014/08/23

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