• jintana Tangvoraphonkchai


self- care behaviors, adolescents with cancer.


This descriptive research aimed to explore relationships between illness perceptions, selected basic factors, and self- care behaviors of adolescent with cancer. The participants were 90 adolescents, aged between 13-18 years, Purposive sampling methods were used to include the participants. Fisher’s exact test and Spearman rank correlation coefficient were analyzed to explore the relationships between variables. The overall of Illness perceptions and self-care behaviors of the adolescents with cancer were good (  = 3.39, SD = 0.49;  = 3.38, SD = 0.32). Illness perception, age, duration of illness Sex, educational level, family feature, and kinds of cancer were not significantly associated with self-care behaviors of the adolescent with cancer (p>0.05).

Keywords: self- care behaviors, adolescents with cancer.


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UPASAN T, Tangvoraphonkchai jintana. THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ILLNESS PERCEPTION, SELECTED BASIC FACTORS AND SELF- CARE BEHAVIOR OF ADOLESCENT WITH CANCER. JNSH [Internet]. 2020 Jun. 25 [cited 2022 Sep. 26];43(2):85-94. Available from:

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