The Correlation between Family Functioning and Quality of Life among Family Caregiver of Cervical Cancer Patients
Rinella Febry Autrilia, Lifina Dewi Pohan
Lifina Dewi Pohan
Available Online August 2019.
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- family functioning, quality of life, family caregiver, cervical cancer
- The manner in which a family functions in its daily activities becomes vital when family units are required to handle certain serious situations such as a member being diagnosed and treated for cervical cancer. Both patients and the family members who provide care for them can experience stress in such circumstances, and the family unit is pivotal to the maintenance of their condition and of the quality of their lives. Nonetheless, in contrast to studies conducted abroad, the results of similar studies conducted in Indonesia, a country with a strong culture of familial bonding, evince no relationship between the functioning of families and the quality of life. Therefore, this study aims to examine the correlation between family functioning and quality of life among family members who are also caregivers for cervical cancer patients. The research is based on the hypothesis that there exists a correlation between family functioning and the quality of life of family members who serve as caregivers for cervical cancer patients. This investigation employed the Family Assessment Device (FAD) developed by Epstein, Bishop, and Levin (1978) as the measuring instrument. FAD posits six dimensions of family functioning in accordance with the McMaster Model of Family Functioning and one general functioning scale. WHOQOL-BREF was used to quantify the quality of life of the respondents. This tool was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1996. 30 literate adults, currently living in JABODETABEK, and aged between 20–65 years comprised the respondents of this study. The minimum stipulated duration of caregiving was set at 3 months. The results of the Pearson correlation analysis evinced the association between family functioning and quality of life in family members who served as caregivers for cervical cancer patients in the dimensions of role (α = 0,469, p < 0,05), affective responsiveness (α = 0,406, p < 0,05), and behavior control (α = 0,385, p < 0,05). The findings also reveal that family members who are caregivers for cervical cancer patients may be classified as experiencing good or very good quality of life.
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TY - CONF AU - Rinella Febry Autrilia AU - Lifina Dewi Pohan PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - The Correlation between Family Functioning and Quality of Life among Family Caregiver of Cervical Cancer Patients BT - 2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 405 EP - 419 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.34 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.34 ID - Autrilia2019/08 ER -