Preeti Manoj Bagul
Abstract: Leukemia is a condition where adequate care plays a very important role in managing the symptoms of disease and in prevention of frequent relapses. Prevalence of leukemia is continued to rise over several decades, which increases responsibilities of health care team to provide adequate treatment. The investigator felt the need to educate the caregivers of children with leukemia by developing and giving information booklet which will act as a ready reference whenever needed by them.Therefore the present study was undertaken on the problem started as Effect of information booklet on knowledge of parents in relation to home care management of children with leukemia in selected hospitals.OBJECTIVES To assess the knowledge of parents in relation to home care management among parents of children with leukemia before and after giving the information booklet in selected hospitals.To compare the effect of information booklet on knowledge in relation to home care management among parents of children with leukemia before and after administration of information booklet in selected hospitals.To find the association between knowledge of parents in relation to home care management of children with leukemia with selected demographic variables selected hospitals.METHODOLOGY A descriptive, evaluative study was conducted at selected hospitals of Mumbai. The sample consisted of 30 caregivers of children with leukemia from pediatric units of selected hospitals. The technique used for sample selection was non probability convenience sampling. Reliability of the questionnaire was calculated by test retest and chi square method respectively. Pilot study was conducted on 5 samples, which was fulfilled in the inclusion criteria.
Keywords: Home Care Management, Children, Leukemia