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Investigating body image and the related factors among women with breast cancer at educational and therapeutic hospitals in Rasht in 2011-12
S Pakseresht, A Monfared , A Ghanbari, Z Atrkar Roshan, A Rahimi
Instructor, Department of Nursing , a.monfared88@gmail.com
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  Background and Aim: Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women whose diagnosis, complications, and physical and psychological alterations due to treatment affect body image. The aim of this study was to determine body image and the associated factors among women with breast cancer.

  Materials and Methods: In this analytic, cross-sectional study, 170 breast cancer women who had inclusion criteria were selected through sequential sampling method from educational and therapeutic hospitals in Rasht. Body Image Scale and a researcher-made questionnaire of demographic, social and health-related issues were used to collect data. The data were analyzed in SPSS (version 16) using Independent T Test, ANOVA, Pearson, Regression, Mann-Whitney, and Spearman tests.

  Results: The majority of married individuals had undergone mastectomy. The mean age of participants was 50.67 ± 10.04, mean duration of disease diagnosis was 1.9±0.8 years, and the body image mean score was 8.6 ± 5.38. Results indicated that there was a significant relationship between the duration of disease diagnosis, type of breast surgery, duration of time after surgery, duration of time after chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and body image. Also, there was a significant relationship between body image, surgery type and the duration of disease diagnosis with multiple regression (P<0.0001).

  Conclusion: Insights from the present study along with comprehensive psychological examination of patients can effectively contribute to elevating care quality, preventing psychological disorders, and improving body image among women with breast cancer.

Keywords: Body Image, Women, Breast Cancer, Related Factors
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Type of Study: Descriptive-Analytic | Subject: Oncology
Received: 2012/10/24 | Accepted: 2013/12/14 | Published: 2014/09/24
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Pakseresht S, Monfared A, Ghanbari A, Atrkar Roshan Z, Rahimi A. Investigating body image and the related factors among women with breast cancer at educational and therapeutic hospitals in Rasht in 2011-12. Mod Care J. 2014; 11 (2) :83-93
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