Login Contact Us
Jul 2019, Vol 7, Issue 3
Advanced Search
Title
Authors
Keyword
Poll
How do you find the scientific quality of the published articles on our web site?


Original Article
Supportive Care Needs in Females With Breast Cancer Under 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
3Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
4Aging Research Institute, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Centre, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

IJWHR 2019; 7: 366–371
DOI: 10.15296/ijwhr.2019.60
Viewed : 799 times
Downloaded : 309 times.

Keywords : Supportive care, Care needs, Breast cancer
Full Text(PDF) | Related Articles
Abstract
Objectives: The present study aimed to determine the unfulfilled needs of patients with breast cancer and the predictors of this disease in order to plan for appropriate interventions based on these needs.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 190 females with breast cancer in Arak-Iran, who were selected by the convenience sampling method. Patients were evaluated by Socio-demographic and Disease Questionnaire, Perceived Illness Questionnaire, and Supportive Care Needs Survey Short Form. Data were analysed using SPSS, one-way ANOVA, chi-square, independent t test, the Pearson correlation coefficient, and multivariate linear regression.

Results: Based on the results, the average number of supportive care needs was 100 (31.9). In addition, the greatest needs of patients were related to psychological, health-information, and physical sub-scales with a mean of 31.3 (12.5), 36.0 (12.5), 14.9 (5.8), respectively. Finally, multivariate linear regression analysis showed that family income and the perception of illness were among the predictors of supportive care needs.

Conclusion: In general, health attention providers are required to pay particular attention to the psychological, health, witting, and physical needs of females with mamma cancer and the related predictive factors of this disease.

Cite By, Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Articles by Mirzaei F
Articles by Nourizadeh R
Articles by Hemmatzadeh S
Articles by Eghdam Zamiri R
Articles by Farshbaf-khalili A

PubMed

Articles by Fatemeh Mirzaei
Articles by Shahla Hemmatzadeh
Articles by Reza Eghdam Zamiri

Submit Paper
Online Submission System
IJWHR ENDNOTE ® Style Tutorials Publication Charge Women's Reproductive Health Research Center About Journal
Publication Information
Published Article Statistics