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International Journal Of Rural Development, Environment And Health Research(IJREH)

Practices of Primary Caregivers about Caring Children with Leukemia at National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion

Do Thi Hoa , Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong , Vu Van Dau , Truong Tuan Anh , Mai Thi Thanh Thu , Nguyen Thi Minh Chinh , Dinh Thi Thu Huyen , Bui Thi Hieu


International Journal of Rural Development, Environment and Health Research(IJREH), Vol-4,Issue-6, November - December 2020, Pages 223-231, 10.22161/ijreh.4.6.2

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This research was made to assess practices of primary caregivers about caring for children with acute leukemia at the Pediatric Blood Diseases Department, National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion in 2020. Methods: This was analytical-observational research with the design of cross-sectional. Results: Study on 182 primary caregivers having children with acute leukemia treated at the Pediatric Blood Diseases Department, National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion. The unsatisfactory practice of primary caregivers having children with acute leukemia accounting for 53.8%. There were 32.4% primary caregivers almost performed the wrong diet when their children had diarrhea. 38.5% primary caregivers sometimes clean their hands before and after preparing food and 33% primary caregivers sometimes clean their children’s teeth and gums properly. 28% primary caregivers sometimes encourage your children to participate in social activities. There were relationships between the educational level, the marital status, receiving health educational information and practices of primary caregivers, with p <0.05. Conclusions: The practices of primary caregivers having children with acute leukemia were low. There were relationships between educational level, marital status, receiving health educational information and practices of primary caregivers, with p <0.05.

Acute leukemia, children, practice, primary caregivers.

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