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Salmani N, Sheikhpour R, Hashemi A, MirakhorAli M. Burden of Care Evaluation in Mothers of Cancer Children Admitted to Shahid Sadoughi Hospital, Yazd, Iran. ijpho. 2017; 7 (1) :16-24
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Background: In the process of cancer treatment, mothers of children with cancer experience burden of care as a
result of these conditions. Early detection of burden of care has an important role in promoting health care. The
aim of this study was to evaluate burden of care in mothers of children with a malignancy.
Materials and Methods: This cross sectional study was done on 70 mothers of children with cancer in
Oncology Department of Shahid Sadoughi Hospital, Yazd, Iran, during December 2015-March 2016. The
required data were collected demographic information and burden of care questionnaire. Statistical analysis was
performed using T-test, ANOVA, Pearson and Spearman correlation coefficient.
Results: In this study, the mean age of mothers and children was 47.5 ± 8.54 and 5.3 ± 3.2 years old,
respectively. Moreover, 12.9٪of mothers had low burden of care and 71.4٪ and 15.7٪of them experienced
moderate to severe burden of care, respectively. An inverse relation (R=-0.322)was found between emotional
burden of care and education as well as age of mothers(p<0.05).There was significant difference between
burden of care in mothers who received aid from government institutions and those who didn’t receive help
from state institutions(p<0.05).Moreover, significant difference was seen between burden of care in mothers
with special disease and mothers without special disease, and between mothers whose children had surgery and
those didn’t have surgery. Moreover, burden of care was observed in mothers who take care of affected child
lonely and mothers who were not alone (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The result of this study showed that the majority of mothers of children with a malignancy had
moderate to severe burden of care. Therefore, effective interventions are recommended to medical team
members to reduce burden of care in mothers

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/12/18 | Accepted: 2016/12/18 | Published: 2016/12/18

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