Title

Factors affecting the level of coping primary care givers of special children in selected communities in Cavite

Date of Completion

2002

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Caregivers, Child, Exceptional, Adaptation, Psychological

Abstract

The study utilized a descriptive type of research. Sixty (60) respondents were composed of primary care givers of special children, particularly those suffering from abnormal mental function. They were selected using purposive sampling technique from different communities in Cavite such as Dasmarinas, Silang, Imus and Bacoor. The research instrument used is a 30-item questionnaire that was adapted from another tool and modified by the researchers. It was patterned from a 45-item instrument entitled Coping Health Inventory for Parents (CHIP). Data was analyzed through percentage, mean and Chi-square test. The following conclusions have been arrived in this study: 1) Majority of the respondents belong to early adulthood with age range 21-35 years old, female, married, attained college level, Tagalog, has a monthly income of P20,001-30,000 and parents of the special child; 2) The level of coping of primary care givers of special children is high in terms of all aspects of coping strategies; 3) The levels of coping of primary care givers regarding physical level of strategies is affected by age, civil status, ethnic affiliation, educational attainment, monthly family income and relationship to the child; 4) The levels of coping of primary care givers regarding physical strategies is not affected by sex; 5) The levels of coping of primary care givers regarding psychological strategies is affected by age, sex, civil status and relationship to the child; 6) The levels of coping of primary care givers regarding psychological strategies is not affected by ethnic affiliation, education attainment and monthly family income; 7) The levels of coping of primary care givers regarding social strategies is affected by age, civil status, monthly family income and relationship to the child; 8) The levels of coping of primary care givers regarding social strategies is not affected by sex, ethnic affiliation and educational attainment; 9) The levels of coping of primary care givers regarding spiritual strategies is affected by age, sex, civil status, educational attainment and monthly family income; 10) The levels of coping of primary care givers regarding the spiritual strategies is not affected by ethnic affiliation and relationship to the child.

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