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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 600-606

"Parents a dead end life": The main experiences of parents of children with leukemia


1 Medical Education Development Center, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
2 Nursing and Midwifery School, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
3 Department of Pediatrics, Medical School, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
4 Department of Anesthesiology, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Davood Hekmatpou
Nursing and Midwifery School, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Background: The quantitative studies show that due to the widespread prevalence, high death rate, high treatment expenses, and long hospital stay, leukemia influences the families and their children to a great extent. In this regard, no qualitative study has been conducted in Iran. So, this study was conducted in Arak in 2011 with the aim of expressing the experiences of the parents whose children suffered from leukemia. Materials and Methods: Using qualitative research approach, by applying content analysis method, 22 participants were interviewed in two educational hospitals during 2 months. The study was started by purposive sampling and continued by theoretical one. The data were analyzed based on the content analysis method. Resluts: Data analysis showed that insolvency, knapsack problems, cancer secrecy, trust on God, self-sacrifice, adaptation, medical malpractice, and hospital facilities were the level 3 codes of parents' experiences and "parents a dead end life" was the main theme of this study. Conclusion: In this study, the experiences of the parents whose children suffered from cancer were studied deeply by the use of qualitative method, especially by the use of resources syncretism rather than studying quantitatively. "Parents a dead end life" emerged as the main theme of this study, emphasizing the necessity of paying further attention to the parents. On the other hand, making more use of parents' experiences and encouraging them helps make the treatment more effective. It is suggested that these experiences be shared with parents in the form of pamphlets distributed right at the beginning of the treatment process.


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