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Background and Objective: Nowadays, the potential of the hospitalized elderly patients with cancer have focused on the self-care agency . The individuals normal or illness in any age needed the self-care agency.This study was carried out to determine the self-care agency of the hospitalized elderly patients with cancer and the relationship between basic conditioning factors and self-care agency.
Methods:This study was a correlation study. The sample consisted of eighty hospitalized elderly cancer ous patients aged 60-79 years in Nursing Care department, Srinagarind hospital. Data were collected using an Personal Information Forms to determine socio-demographic features and Self-Care Agency Scale to measure the self-care agency. Socio-demographic data were analyzed by using maximum, minimum, frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation.Correlation between basic conditioning factors. Self-care agency were analyzed by using Chi-square tests, and Pearson’ s Product moment correlation coefficient.
Results : The hospitalized elderly patients with cancer were in the moderate level of self-care agency. There was, statistically significant, a positive correlation (r=.188, p = 0.049) between self-care agency and income.
Conclusion : The self-care agency of the hospitalized elderly patients with cancer were in the moderate level , income were statistically significantly correlated with the self-care agency.
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