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Titolo:
The impact of mastectomy, breast-conserving treatment and immediate breastreconstructions on the quality of life of Chinese women
Autore:
Fung, KW; Lau, Y; Fielding, R; Or, A; Yip, AWC;
Indirizzi:
Kwong Wah Hosp, Dept Surg, Breast Ctr, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Peoples R ChinaKwong Wah Hosp Kowloon Hong Kong Peoples R China g Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong, Dept Community Med, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China Kong, Peoples R China
Titolo Testata:
ANZ journal of surgery
fascicolo: 4, volume: 71, anno: 2001,
pagine: 202 - 206
SICI:
1445-1433(200104)71:4<202:TIOMBT>2.0.ZU;2-C
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
QUESTIONNAIRE CHQ; CLINICAL-TRIAL; OF-LIFE; CANCER; ADJUSTMENT; LUMPECTOMY;
Keywords:
body image; breast carcinoma; breast reconstruction; breast-conserving surgery; mastectomy; quality of life;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
21
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Fung, KW Kwong Wah Hosp, Dept Surg, Breast Ctr, Waterloo Rd, Kowloon, HongKong, Peoples R China Kwong Wah Hosp Waterloo Rd Kowloon Hong Kong PeoplesR China ina
Citazione:
K.W. Fung et al., "The impact of mastectomy, breast-conserving treatment and immediate breastreconstructions on the quality of life of Chinese women", AUST NZ J S, 71(4), 2001, pp. 202-206

Abstract

Background: The psychosocial impact of breast surgery has been extensivelystudied in the Western population. There is a relative paucity of comparable data in Oriental women who are increasingly affected by cancer of the breast. The present study investigates the effects that different types of breast surgery have on the quality of life of Chinese women. Methods: Forty-nine Chinese women with early breast cancer were interviewed at 6 months-2 years following their primary surgery (breast-conserving treatment (BCT; 17 patients), mastectomy (15 patients) and mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction (17 patients)). Aspects of quality of life measured included general psychological well-being, body image, sexual functioning and social functioning. Results: Patients who received BCT had significantly better body image scores compared to mastectomy patients. They were less worried about their appearance, had more freedom in the choice of clothing, felt less upset by thechange in their body and felt more accepted by their partners. The three groups did not differ significantly in the other aspects of quality of life measured. Conclusions: Compared to mastectomy or mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction, the most significant benefit of BCT is the preservation of a better body image.

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