Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


emotional health, physical health, Neurological disorders, neurologically challenged children


A descriptive quantitative non-experimental design was used in this study. Purposive sampling was utilized to select the respondents who were parents of neurologically challenged children who attended school that caters to clients with neurological problems. A total of 80 respondent parents with neurologically challenged child were considered. The instrument used was a researcher-constructed questionnaire based on the 21 nursing problems of Faye Glenn Abdellah. Data was treated with frequency distribution, mean distribution, ANOVA, t-test and percentage frequency distribution. The following conclusions were derived: 1) Majority of the parents were 40-64 years old, Catholic, part of a nuclear family, and were taking care of children who can independently perform activities of daily living; 2) The respondents were moderately healthy in terms of physical and emotional aspects; 3) There was a significant difference in terms of age and physical state of health of parents who are taking care of neurologically challenged children. Family structure, religion and child's level of activities of daily living were not significant to the physical state of health of parents taking care of neurologically challenged children.

First Advisor

Alely S. Reyes