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Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal
ISSN Print: 2278-1668, Online: 2278-0513
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Year: 2024   |   Volume: 13   |   Issue: 2   |   Page: 21-25     View issue

Studying the Impact of Self-Care Training on the Life Quality of Breast Cancer Patients


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  1. Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.
  2. Department of Primary Care Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  3. Women’s Development Research Centre, University Sains Malaysia, Pulau Penang, Malaysia.
Abstract

Breast cancer is one of the most important diseases in which the side effects of chemotherapy cause disturbances in mental, physical, spiritual, and social functions. This disease has a significant effect on the life quality of patients and severely affects it. In this study, the impact of self-care training on the life quality of women with breast cancer was studied. This semi-experimental study was done on breast cancer patients who had recently undergone mastectomy and were in the first session of chemotherapy. The samples were randomly assigned to the control group and the test group. Questionnaires related to demographic characteristics and standard questionnaires for assessing the life quality of breast cancer patients were completed once in the first session and then after 4 months, for both groups. In the test group, self-care training was given for 60 minutes to the researched units and they were given training booklets. SPSS version 23 statistical software was utilized for data analysis. Based on the obtained results, there was a statistically significant difference in the test group between the average scores of the overall quality of life after and before the intervention and it was reduced (P<0.05). The findings of the current study reveal that the one-hour training in the first session of therapeutic chemistry and just giving them textbooks cannot improve the life quality in breast cancer patients. In this way, it seems that in the first session of chemotherapy, the patient has not yet experienced the complications caused by chemotherapy, or because of the fear and anxiety of chemotherapy, he does not have much motivation to learn educational materials.

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Wong LP, Khoo EM, Shuib R. Studying the Impact of Self-Care Training on the Life Quality of Breast Cancer Patients. Clin Cancer Investig J. 2024;13(2):21-5. https://doi.org/10.51847/v2yIIZY1hx
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Wong, L. P., Khoo, E. M., & Shuib, R. (2024). Studying the Impact of Self-Care Training on the Life Quality of Breast Cancer Patients. Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal, 13(2), 21-25. https://doi.org/10.51847/v2yIIZY1hx

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