Cancer clients undergoing chemotherapy require stimulation from cognitive aspects to turn negative perceptions into positive ones. Utilization of a book as a media therapy is called bibliocare. This study is aimed to analyze the effect of bibliocare to change depression level in cancer client with chemotherapy. This study was Quasi-Experiment, population in chemotherapy center of Dr. Mohammad Hoesin Hospital, Palembang, sample size 36 patient, taken by simple random sampling. The independent variable was the implementation of bibliocare. The dependent variable was depression level. Data were taken by using Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) questionnaire then analyzed by Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test and Mann-Whitney U test. The result showed a significant effect of bibliocare implementation on depression in the treatment group with Mann-Whitney U test, p=0,000. Sixteen respondents experienced a decrease in the level of depression, two people remained the same and no one experienced an increase in depression. It showed a significant difference between pretest and posttest bibliocare implementation. It could be concluded that the implementation of bibliocare could change depression level in cancer client with chemotherapy.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2019|