Quality of life in patients with breast cancer in Kashan: A cross-sectional study

Safa, A. and Rahemi, Z. and Aghajani, M. (2014) Quality of life in patients with breast cancer in Kashan: A cross-sectional study. Life Science Journal, 11 (1 SPEC). pp. 141-145.

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One of the most common cancers among women is breast cancer whose outbreak is increasing all over the world. This disorder affects different dimensions of patients' lives; therefore, the present study was aimed at measuring life quality of patients with breast cancer. Materials and Method: The present cross-sectional study was conducted on 92 patients with breast cancer in Kashan. They were randomly selected through cluster sampling. Required data in different dimensions were collected through the questionnaire of Quality of Life in Breast Cancer (QOL-BC) patients and analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS 14.0 software. Results: Patients' average age was 42.9±8.7 and 57 of them were married. Total quality of life in 87 of the patients was average and that of 13 of them was high. Moreover, the highest quality of life in spiritual and physical dimensions was respectively 67.4 and 59.8. And the lowest quality of life was related to psychological and financial dimensions. Statistical tests showed a significant relation between quality of life and age, disease duration, and fatigue and an inverse significant relation with the interval between diagnose and treatment. In addition, quality of life had no significant relation with marital status, education, and occupation. Discussion: According to the results of the present study that indicate favorable quality of life in physical dimension and low quality of life in psychological dimension, applying psychiatric techniques and social-psychological support and above all establishing communication with mutual understanding and respect to the patient can play a key role in controlling the disease complications and treatment whereby quality of life rises.

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Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery > Department of Management & Health
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Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2017 22:25
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2017 22:25
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/435

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