Family-centered empowerment (FACE) is a nursing intervention by increasing family filial values, which consist of responsibility, respect, and family care. The objective of the study applied a family-centered empowerment model (FACE) to the health status of children suffering from leukemia. The study used quasi-experiment design, with the sample being 30 families with children suffering from leukemia treated in Soetomo Hospital Surabaya. Independent variable is family-centered empowerment (FACE) model and the dependent variable is health status condition of children suffering from leukemia. There is influence of FACE model to health indicator of children suffering from leukemia, consisting of child weight p = 0.000 (<0.05), leukocyte p = 0.002 (<0.05), and bleeding incidence p = 0.041 (<0.05). The Family Centered Empowerment (FACE) model is applied to families with children suffering from leukemia by nurses as an intervention of family filial value enhancement in increasing responsibility, respect and care so that families can develop their family appraisal skills to provide the best care while facing the challenge of treating children with leukemia. The family-centered empowerment model can improve family ability in treating children with leukemia, which impacts on child health indicator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2676-2680
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019


  • Children
  • Empowerment
  • Family
  • Leukemia


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