Title

Coping strategies of immediate family members of cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy at De La Salle University Medical Center-Jose Sotto Tantiansu Cancer Institute

Date of Completion

2004

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Neoplasms, Family, Adaptation, Psychological, Radiotherapy

Abstract

The study utilized a descriptive type of research. Respondents were composed of 35 immediate family members of cancer patients who underwent radiation therapy at De La Salle University Medical Center-Jose Sotto Tantiansu Cancer Institute, Dasmarinas, Cavite for not less than a month. They were selected through purposive sampling technique. The study used an adopted instrument, the Billing and Moss Coping Measures (1982). Data was subjected to statistical treatments such as percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test and f-test. The study concluded that, 1) Most of the respondents of the study belongs to a group of immediate family members whose ages are 20-40 years old, female, middle child, with a family income of below P19,999, unemployed, Roman Catholic, had attained college level, with a parent who is a cancer patient whose age are 65 years old and below, diagnosed with cervical cancer and had been undergoing radiation therapy for less than one (1) year; 2) The respondents, on the average, utilized all of the three (3) categories of coping strategies occasionally; 3) Age, gender, ordinal position in the family, socio-economic status, employment status, religious affiliation, educational attainment, age of the cancer patient, length of therapy and type of cancer were not determinants in the coping strategies of immediate family members of the cancer patients.

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