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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2017, 15(3): 199-207 Back to browse issues page
EFFECT OF SELF-CARE ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY+
Mozhgan Barandeh 1, Zahra Mehdizadeh Toorzani2, Mohammad Babaei3, Roya Sharifian4
1- Instructore Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Azad Islamic University, Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran (Corresponding Author) , mbarandeh@yahoo.com
2- Instructore Instructor, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
3- Assistant Professor Assistant Professor of Radiotherapy & Oncology, Cancer Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Instructore Lecturer, Health Information Management, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background & Aims: Breast cancer and adverse effects of chemotherapy disorder physical, psychosocial, social and spiritual proceeds and reduce the quality of life in patients. So, Self-care education should be improved to sense of well-being in patients. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of self-care education on quality of life (QOL) in women with breast cancer, undergoing chemotherapy.

Materials & Methods: A quasi-experimental study was conducted on 64 women with breast cancer, undergoing recently mastectomy and were in the first session chemotherapy program. The patients were randomly divided in two groups of case and control. The questionnaire has two parts: 1) demographic characteristics, 2) the quality of life, standard questionnaire of National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute related to breast cancer. In the first session of chemotherapy program the questionnaires were completed for two groups and the self –care was educated to study group for 60 minutes and booklets were given them to study. Again, after four months the questionnaires were completed and compared for two groups. Chi –square test, t-test and fisher test was used for analysis of data.

Results: There was no significant difference between quality of life mean scores of study group, before and after intervention (P>0/05).

Conclusion: This research shows that aforementioned education in the first session of chemotherapy program did not improve quality of life of women with breast cancer.

Keywords: self – care, education, quality of life, breast cancer, chemotherapy
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: آموزش علوم پزشکی
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Barandeh M, Mehdizadeh Toorzani Z, Babaei M, Sharifian R. EFFECT OF SELF-CARE ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY+. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2017; 15 (3) :199-207
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مجله دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی ارومیه  Journal of Urmia Nursing And Midwifery Faculty
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