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Borimnejad L, Toomaj O K, Haghani H. Self-Concept and Related Factors in Children and Adolescents with Thalassemia Major Aged 7-18 in Golestan Province, 2012. J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2014; 11 (1) :59-67
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Background and Objective: The people with Thalassemia, because of frequent blood transfusion and sever complication ,require constant medical supervision, and their psychological problems are paramount. This study aimed to determine Self-Concept and related factors in children and adolescents with Thalassemia major aged 7-18 in Golestan province ,2012. 
Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 155, using census sampling, children and adolescents with Thalassemia major refereeing to therapeutic and health centers for blood transfusion. The instruments were Piers-Harris self-concept questionnaire and demographic data . The analysis was performed by SPSS software using ANOV and t-test. 
Results: The mean of self-concept was low, and there was significant relationship between self-concept and variables such as age, educational status, dropout , order of birth, the number of children in family and parents’ education level. But no significant difference was observed between self-concept and the factors such as sport, the frequency of transfusion, economic status. 
Conclusion: The results revealed that the self-concept of the thalassaemic patients is low. Some non-adjustable factors exacerbate this condition, but encouraging them to continue their education, informing their parents more about their children’s disease can be helpful to improve their self-concept.
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