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Background

The aim of the present study was to evaluate potential psychosocial factors that impact Chinese female breast cancer patients to select breast reconstruction BR, and potential connection of psychosocial outcomes with their satisfaction with BR.

Methods

A total of 264 female breast cancer patients with mastectomy were recruited from 2012 to 2014. All patients were informed with BR options at their first visit. Personal and medical profiles were collected. Body image, self-esteem, depression and anxiety were assessed using validated scales. Patients who were selected to undergo BR after the first visit were followed up for six months. The same assessment was performed at 6 months post BR, and their satisfaction with BR was evaluated using the Alderman scale. Multivariate linear and logistic regressions were performed.

Results

Forty-seven percent of the patients 126-264 opted to undergo BR within six months after the initial visit. Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that self-esteem P < 0.05, body image P < 0.01, education level P < 0.05, and their husband’s recommendation P < 0.05 were highly related to the patients’ decision to undergo BR. In addition, multivariate linear regression analysis showed that patient satisfaction with BR was significantly associated with preoperative body image P < 0.01, postoperative improvement in self-esteem P < 0.01, improvement in body image P < 0.01, reduction in depression P < 0.05, pain P < 0.05, and scarring P < 0.01.

Conclusions

The psychosocial factors including self-esteem and body image are highly related to selecting the BR option and post-BR satisfaction in Chinese female breast cancer patients.



Author: Yi Zhang , Hua Xu , Tao Wang, Jinguang He, Yufei Qiao, Jiao Wei, Jiasheng Dong

Source: http://plos.srce.hr/



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