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Supportive Care Needs In Females With Breast Cancer Under Remedy Of Chemotherapy And Radiotherapy And Its Predictors
Fatemeh Mirzaei1, Roghaiyeh Nourizadeh1, Shahla Hemmatzadeh2, Reza Eghdam zamiri3, Azizeh Farshbaf-Khalili4
1Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2Department of Midwifery, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran
3Radiation oncologist, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
4Aging Research Institute, Physical medicine and rehabilitation Research Centre, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

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Keywords : Supportive care, care needs, Breast cancer
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Objectives: To determine unfulfilled needs of patients in mamma cancer in order to plan of appropriate interventions based on these needs. This research was conducted to determine the surveillance care needs of women in breast cancer and its predictors.

Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted on 190 females with breast cancer in Arak-Iran, by the convenience sampling method. Patients were evaluated by Socio-Demographic and Disease Questionnaire, Perceived Illness Questionnaire (PIQ) and Supportive Care Needs Survey Short Form (SCNS-SF34). Data were analysed using SPSS ver.21, one-way ANOVA, Chi square, independent t-test, Pearson correlation coefficient and multivariate linear regression.

Results:  The average (SD) number of supportive care needs was 100 (31.9). The greatest needs of patients were in the psychological, health-information and physical sub-scales, respectively with mean (SD) of 31.3 (12.5), 36.0 (12.5), 14.9 (5.8). Multivariate linear regression analysis showed that family income and perception of illness were predictors of supportive care needs.

Conclusion: Health attention providers need to payment particular attention to psychological, health, witting and physical needs of females with mamma cancer and predictive factors.

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