FACTORS RELATED TO QUALITY OF LIFE IN CHILDREN WITH ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA MAINTENANCE PHASE IN SANGLAH HOSPITAL
By : Putu Fristia Indarini
Faculties : Fakultas Kedokteran
Department : PS. ILMU KESEHATAN ANAK
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a malignancy that occurs most often in children. Malignant disease and long term therapy may affected children quality of life. The purpose of this study was to assess quality of life in children ALL on maintenance phase chemotherapy and to assess factors related to it. Cross sectional study was conducted on LLA children and their parents using questionaires PedsQL 3.0 cancer module. Fifty parents and 35 patients participated in this study. The mean score of the quality of life obtained in this study are 90,5 (child report) and 78,2 (parent report). Parents tend to report poorer quality of life than the patients themselves. Statistically, there are no significant differences between factors such as age, sex, nutritional status, parental educational level, economic status, risk stratification, the incidence of relapse and stage of chemotherapy with the quality of life of ALL children in maintenance phase (p>0,05). Parents are mostly concern about relapse of their children’s illness. Quality of life assessment using PedsQLTM 3.0 cancer module can be a mean of communication, information, and education between health care providers with LLA patients and their families.
Keyword : quality of life, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, maintenance phase, children