Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Cerebral Aneurysm, Mental Health, Physical Health, Quality of Life, Family Functioning


Cerebral aneurysm occurs when a weak spot in the brain’s artery swells with blood which can cause serious complications if not aided immediately. A number of people who have survived this illness experienced permanent damage that affected their quality of life and family functioning. Most existing literature study the quality of life of the patients themselves, but very little contain the family members’ condition, along with their family functioning, in their scope. This correlational study aims to determine the relationship between the physical health, mental health, and the respective general functioning of family members of Filipino cerebral aneurysm survivors. A total of 50 family members participated by answering two adopted questionnaires: the 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12) for physical and mental health, and the McMaster’s Family Assessment Device General Functioning Survey (GF12) for the family functioning. Among the respondents, 31 out of 50 family members were aged 18 to 40 years old, and the majority were female. Their physical and mental health were in worse condition while their overall family functioning was healthy. A significant relationship was found between mental health and family functioning, while there was no notable link between physical health and family functioning. These data suggest that the mental health of the family members of Filipino cerebral aneurysm survivors plays a crucial role in their family functioning. Families should continue monitoring and supporting each other, with an emphasis on mental health, especially now that the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing.

First Advisor

Ramgie M. Bartolata