Is There Any Relationship Between Minangnese Family Support With The Quality Of Life Of Breast Cancer Patients In Public Hospital Solok? | 65346
Breast Cancer: Current Research
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Minangnese, community in west sumatera, is the largest matrilineal society in the world, with property, family name and land
passing down from mother to daughter. Being diagnosed by Breast cancer (BC) has impact on family integrity, which is a
very stressful event for patients and their families. Moreover, The role of the family as significant person and very important in
supporting the patient. The research design used was cross sectional with sampling purposive sampling technique. Data collection
was conducted from 7 to 16 of December 2015, with 40 people sampled in population of BC patients in public hospital Solok. The
aim of this study was to determine the relationship between family support with the quality of life of breast cancer patients in public
hospital Solok. Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: This research using corelatic anlysis that discusses the degree of relationship
between two variables vary consistently;independent variables (family support) and dependent variable (QoL) in patients with BC
in cross-sectional approach. Data were collected through interview using a questionnaire which is processed and analyzed by chisquare
test. Findings :The result showed more than half of respondents had negative quality of life in highly support in family.
There is a relationship between family support and quality of life.Being diagnosis has been shown to evoke a state of shock, fear and
disbelief, thus creating not only a psychological crisis but an existential one as well. Most Minangnese women experience at least
some psychosocial distress during the course of their breast cancer diagnosis, but they try to struggle by their own power, keep doing
their daily task, until the stadium of BC or its complication make them suffering, and these maketheirqualityof life negative.The level
of distress varies from woman to woman and can vary for the individual patient over the course of diagnosis. Recommendations are
made for health service to promote early detection of BC and give health education to patient and family of BC.
Ns Rika Fatmadona, MKep, Sp.Kep MB, has her expertise in oncology nursing and passion in improving nursing education and health. She has get master and nursing specialist in Oncology at University of Indonesia. Now she works as a lecturer in Nursing Faculty at Andalas University Padang. Her concerned on nursning education, and doing research on cancer patient. Not only that, she is also as a clinical instructor in educational hospital, RSP Andalas Padang and also takes a role in caring patient as a clinical care manager. As a researcher, she is concerned on caring of cancer patient and its impact on family.trying to arrange develop research on her way to get PhD. Her vision in updating knowledge and skill is one way to develop herself. Being good and useful to everyone, is her motto.