The level of family well-being of families with chronically ill child

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Chronic Disease, Children, Child Health


A non-experimental descriptive research design was used in this study. Using purposive sampling technique, 100 family members as caregivers in the bedside of chronically ill child who were confined in De La Salle University-Medical Center and Dr. Jose P. Rizal National Medical Research Center-Hospital were selected according to criteria. The data gathering instrument used was questionnaire, which was based on the Family Well Being Assessment by R. Stromberg pertaining to different aspects of family well-being. Data was analyzed through frequency, mean, ANOVA via F-test and t-test. Based on the findings, the researchers have come up with the following conclusions: 1. Most of the respondents belong to 26-65 age group, females, married, belong to nuclear families, reached high school, have a monthly family income of P10,000 and below and Catholic. 2. The overall mean level of family well-being of family members with chronically ill child is 2.68, which means that they have a high level of family well-being. This signifies that the respondents agree with the items listed in the family well-being assessment tool questionnaire. 3. There is no significant difference in the mean level of family well-being when grouped according to age, gender, civil status, religion, educational attainment, monthly family income, and type of family, while there is a significant difference when grouped according to gender. Thus, the hypothesis that states that there is no significant difference is accepted.

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