Caring Needs and the Caring Need Response of Family Members of Terminally Cancer Patients
Keywords:caring needs, caring need responses, family members of terminally cancer patients
The purpose of this descriptive comparative study was to assess caring needs and caring need responses of family members of terminally cancer patients. Sixty-seven family members of terminally cancer patients in Saraburi Hospital were recruited to the study. Data were collected from November 2017 to January 2018. Research instruments were demographic data, caring needs, and caring need responses questionnaires. Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficients were .87, and .91, respectively. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and paired t-test.
Findings showed that the overall caring needs score was at a high level (Mean = 120.88, SD = 8.35). The overall caring need responses score was at a high level (Mean = 112.16, SD = 11.36. The overall caring needs score and caring need response score were statistically significant difference (t = 6.643, p < .001).
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