Daily Living Activities of School Age Children with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia at Welfare Pediatric Teaching Hospital
Keywords:Children, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Welfare Pediatric Teaching Hospital
Objective(s): The study aims to assess daily living activities domain of school age children with acute
Methods: A descriptive study, conducted in Baghdad City from 13 of February to 20 of May 2016. A
purposive sample of 50 children with acute lymphocytic leukemia at welfare pediatric teaching hospital and
child central pediatric hospital. The study instrument was consists of three parts, the first was demographic
data demographic characteristics of the child, the second part is related to the symptoms and clinical signs
and complications phenomenon on the child, and the third part related to the daily activities for school age
children.. Data was analyzed using (SPSS) version 25. The data analysis for this study included descriptive
and inferential statistical analysis.
Results: The results of our study showed that (50%) within age groups (6-7)years , (60%) were males,
(66%) of them were continuing school attendance, (56%) within class level (1-2) , the highest percentage
(58%) of the study sample are not miss school. there is significant association between participants DLA
and their demographic characteristics such as age, gender, school situation and education level, at p-value
of (0.007, 0.004, 0.013,and 0.001) respectively, (96%) of them complain from yellowing and pale skin
,(70%) complain from anemia, vast majority of them have moderate daily activities. that there is significant
association between participants’ DAL and their Symptoms and Clinical Signs and Complications of the
Child with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia of, breathing difficulties , Yellowing and pale skin, bleeding and
bruising and Anemia, at p-value of (0.003, 0.002, 0.001,and 0.005) respectively
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