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Article: The impact of mastectomy, breast-conserving treatment and immediate breast reconstruction on the quality of life of Chinese women

TitleThe impact of mastectomy, breast-conserving treatment and immediate breast reconstruction on the quality of life of Chinese women
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ANS
Citation
Anz Journal Of Surgery, 2001, v. 71 n. 4, p. 202-206 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: The psychosocial impact of breast surgery has been extensively studied 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 the change 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.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86930
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.158
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.432
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dc.contributor.authorFung, KWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorOr, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYip, AWCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:23:05Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:23:05Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAnz Journal Of Surgery, 2001, v. 71 n. 4, p. 202-206en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1445-1433en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86930-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The psychosocial impact of breast surgery has been extensively studied 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 the change 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.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ANSen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofANZ Journal of Surgeryen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshBody Imageen_HK
dc.subject.meshBreast Neoplasms - psychology - surgeryen_HK
dc.subject.meshChinaen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshLife Change Eventsen_HK
dc.subject.meshMammaplasty - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshMastectomy - adverse effects - methods - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshMental Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_HK
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshSexual Behavioren_HK
dc.subject.meshSocial Behavioren_HK
dc.titleThe impact of mastectomy, breast-conserving treatment and immediate breast reconstruction on the quality of life of Chinese womenen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailFielding, R:fielding@hku.hken_HK
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