The incidence of stage III and stage IV cancer in adulthood is increasing every year. This study aims to determine the relationship of the family support to quality of life of family members who have stage III and/or stage IV cancer. The design study is descriptive correlative with univariate and bivariate analysis methods. The numbers of respondents are 79. The results showed no significant relationship between family supports includes emotional support, instrumental support, informational support, appraisal support and the quality of life of clients who have stage III and IV cancer. In dealing with clients, nurses should explore adaptive coping, positive, and spiritual aspects of the client, not only provide psychological support to improving quality of life of the client itself.
|Jurnal Perawat Indonesia
|Published - 2017