Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 76
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124-130

Play model for "evaluation of self-concept of children with cancer"

1 Department of Pediatric Nursing, Health Science Faculty, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Pediatric Nursing, KOC University, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Gulay Manav
Marmara University, Haydarpasa Kampusu Tibbiye Cad. No: 40, Uskudar, Istanbul
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: This study was completed as a part of the requirements for completion of the authorís doctorate in nursing practice. Marmara University, Health Science Institute, Pediatric Nursing, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1735-9066.178227

Rights and Permissions

Background: Childhood cancers are fatal diseases which cause intense stress and traumatic situations for the ones who experience those diseases. This kind of an emotionally hard life may create some hardships for developing self-concept. The aim of the study is to put forth the self-exposure of a school-age child by using plays. Materials and Methods: Six play sessions had been carried out in June-August 2011. As a searching pattern, interpretive case study method was used. The research consisted of six children with cancer, aged between 9 and 12 years. The research was conducted in a public hospital in children oncology service. Results: The assessment of data was realized in two stages. The first one was examining the data; the other stage was the content analysis that has been constructed after the play sessions as "Nursing Intervention: Play Model." In the newly formed model, nine themes had been found: (a) expressing good memories, (b) control, (c) problem-solving ability, (d) relations, (e) aggressive behaviors, (f) regression, (g) good-bad, (h) trauma, and (i) anxiety. Conclusions: The self-concept of the school-age child needs to be supported. It has been submitted that the themes can be supportive for the prospective nursing models concerning child's self-exposure. It has been suggested that the themes produced by "Nursing Intervention: Play Model" can be used while planning, implementation, and assessment of the nursing care.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded407    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal