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Kazemzadeh J, Rabeipour S, Rajabzadeh H. INVESTIGATING THE STATUS OF SEXUAL SELF-ESTEEM AND ITS RELATED FACTORS IN BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS. Nursing and Midwifery Journal 2022; 20 (1) :85-93
URL: http://unmf.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-4619-en.html
1- Assistant Professor of Burn Surgery, Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
2- Assistant Professor in Nursing and Midwifery Department, Reproductive Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
3- MSc of midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery School, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran (Corresponding Author) , hanie.rajabzade@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: Sexual self-esteem, a person's perception of his sexual attractiveness, is closely related to the quality of his/her sexual relationship. Problems caused by breast cancer intensify the negative effects on the survival of patients and can neutralize the effects of treatments. The present study was conducted with the aim of investigating the status of sexual self-esteem and its related factors in the breast cancer survivors. Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive-analytical study was performed on 91 women surviving breast cancer referred to educational and research centers of Urmia University of Medical Sciences in 2019 by convenience sampling method. The tools used in this study included demographic and sexual self-esteem questionnaires. To study the descriptive characteristics of the population, frequency tables and graphs have been used. One-Way ANOVA test was used to examine the relationship between sexual self-esteem and demographic variables. Results: The mean score of sexual self-esteem was 104.09±25.20. There were not any significant relationships between sexual self-esteem and its subscales with any of the demographic variables. Conclusions: Women who survived breast cancer have not desirable self-esteem. It seems that the findings of this study would be effective for planning treatment for breast cancer survivors.
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