Development of Childhood Cancer Inpatient Services at Somdech Phra Debaratana Medical Center of Ramathibodi Hospital


  • Suchada Pangam Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Usanarat Anurathapan Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Somchart Torugsa Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University


model development, pediatric oncology inpatient services, R2R, experimental development research, working indicators


This experimental research, a pre-test and post-test design, aimed at developing Pediatric Oncology Inpatient Services (POIS) The implementation of the developed model of pediatric oncology inpatient services was tested at the Pediatric Oncology Inpatient Ward at Somdech Phra Debaratana Medical Center (SDMC), Ramathibodi Hospital, from April 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017.

The samples were from the pediatric oncology inpatient services at SDMC, including 3 managers, 20 nurses, and 16 patients’ relatives. Data were collected using a questionnaire. The implementation results were compared before and after applying the developed model in the aspects of work quantity, work quality, service duration and labor within service, satisfaction of individuals involved, and economics. Data were analysed using qualitative statistics, Independent t-test, and Pearson Chi-Square statistics at the alpha values of .05 and content analysis. The results of 5 implementation aspects were better than before the experiment. The newly developed model had complete elements in its principle, structure, and methods, and implementing the model continuously will lead to sustainability by using existing resources without complicated procedures. The researcher recommended to continuously develop this model to be the nation’s implementation sample of pediatric oncology inpatient services in Thailand by applying the Routine to Research approach (R2R).


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Pangam ส, Anurathapan อ, Torugsa ส. Development of Childhood Cancer Inpatient Services at Somdech Phra Debaratana Medical Center of Ramathibodi Hospital. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 25 [cited 2022 May 25];22(1):205-1. Available from:



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