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Impact of body image on quality of life and mood in mastectomized patients and amputees in turkey

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dc.contributor.author Akkaya, N.
dc.contributor.author Atalay, N.S.
dc.contributor.author Selcuk, S.T.
dc.contributor.author Akkaya, S.
dc.contributor.author Ardiç, F.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T12:04:29Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T12:04:29Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.issn 15137368 (ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.pau.edu.tr:8080/xmlui/handle/11499/6139
dc.description.abstract Background: The aim was to investigate the impact of loss of the breast on body image, as well as the relationship of the body image with quality of life and severity of the depression, comparing mastectomized patients with those with an apparent limb loss (extremity amputation). Methods: Demographic data, and the side of the tissue/limb loss for mastectomy and transtibial amputation patients were recorded. Postoperative shoulder range of motion limitations of the operated-side in mastectomized patients, and postoperative knee flexion contracture in patients with amputation were evaluated. All patients were asked to complete Body Image Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, and Short Form-36. Results: All of the 40 patients in the mastectomized group were female. In the amputation group, 4 (10.8%) patients were female and 33 (89.2%) were male. Body-image scores in mastectomized and amputation groups were 98.7±26.5, and 77.2±19.7, respectively (p<0.05). Physical-function scores of quality-of-life were significantly lower in the amputation group. For both groups, a significant positive relationship was evident between body-image and depression (r=0.327 and r=0.574, respectively). There were also significant negative relationships between body-image and physical role limitations (r=-0.395) and mental health (r=-0.335) in the mastectomized group, and between body-image, and emotional role limitations in the amputation group (p<0.05). Conclusions: Although mastectomy does not result in loss of physical function, distortion of body image perception is worse than that caused by extremity amputation, and distortion of the body image affects the quality of life and mood negatively in mastectomized patients.
dc.language.iso English
dc.publisher Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention
dc.subject Body image
dc.subject Lower extremity amputation
dc.subject Mastectomy
dc.subject Mood
dc.subject Qol
dc.title Impact of body image on quality of life and mood in mastectomized patients and amputees in turkey
dc.type Article
dc.relation.journal Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
dc.identifier.volume 12
dc.identifier.issue 10
dc.identifier.startpage 2669
dc.identifier.endpage 2673
dc.identifier.index Scopus


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