Psychoreligy strengthens the parent self-acceptance on children suffering cancer

Ilya Krisnana, Iqlima Dwi Kurnia, Ninik Dwi Purweni

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Cancer of children affect to the parent self-acceptance toward children conditions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of psychoreligy intervention to strengthen self-acceptance on mother of children suffering cancer. The design of this study was pre-experimental study. The sample size were 25 mothers who met inclusion criteria taken by purposive sampling. The inclusion criteria were mothers who have children suffering cancer less than six months and moslem. The independent variable was psychoreligy intervention (pray and dhikr), while the dependent variable was parent self-acceptance. Data were taken by using questionnaire then analyzed by using Wilcoxon Sign Rank Test with α=0.05. The result showed that most of mothers stayed on denial and bargaining phases. While after the psychoreligy intervention all the mothers change on acceptance phase with statistical test p=<0.001. It can be concluded that psychoreligy intervention strengthens mothers self-acceptance related with children condition. This study suggested to give psychoreligy therapy as an alternative nursing intervention for mother with acceptance problems when caring her children. Further research can develop psychoreligy in general religion not only for Moslem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-571
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


  • Mother
  • Pediatric cancer
  • Psychoreligy
  • Self-acceptance


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