Nur Afrina Ikhsan

Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia


  • Research Article   
    Association between Health-Related Quality of Life and Coping Strategies of Gastrointestinal Cancer Caregivers: A Rasch Analysis
    Author(s): Nur Afrina Ikhsan43641, Zamalia Mahmud43642 and Nik Nairan Abdullah43643*

    The number of Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer patients in Malaysia is rising. Caregivers need to perform their responsibilities as they spend most of their time providing care for the patient in their homes. To what extend does Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) of GI caregivers relates to coping strategies of caregivers are unknown and yet to be investigated. This study investigates the caregivers’ response pattern towards HRQOL and coping strategies survey items across several domains and the association between HRQOL and coping strategies of the caregivers. This study used Rasch measurement model in the analysis of survey data gathered from 323 GI cancer caregivers from three public hospitals. Data were collected using HRQOL and Coping strategies instruments administered to the GI caregivers. It was found that four items (QOL_9, QOL_20, QOL_25 and QOL_31) under the Burden do.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.31858/0975-8453.13.11.727-732

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