Repercussions of Therapy for Breast Cancer on Woman’s Quality of Life

  • Raquel Vilanova Araújo Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Inez Sampaio Nery Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Ana Fátima Carvalho Fernandes Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Regina Célia Vilanova Campelo Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Flavia Rachel Nogueira de Negreiros Frei Hospital Antonio Paulino Filho
  • Marta Maria da Silva Lira Batista Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Viriato Campelo Universidade Federal do Piauí

Abstract

Objective: Despite the great advances, the treatment of breast cancer is still aggressive and has implications that affect the quality of life of women, so we intend to evaluate the treatment repercussions for breast cancer in the quality of life of women. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study, performed in a philanthropic hospital with a sample of 170 women. A characterization instrument of the subject and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast was used to evaluate the quality of life. The Shapiro-Wilk, Kruskal Wallis H, Linear Correlation of Pearson and Spearman tests were used for analysis. The error margin was 5% and confidence interval 95%.  Results: Among the therapies, surgery was the one that most affected the quality of life of women, and the Functional Domain, the more committed. Conclusion: The assistance to woman’s health should be of excellence and focus on the best quality of life of women. 

Published
Jun 9, 2016
How to Cite
ARAÚJO, Raquel Vilanova et al. Repercussions of Therapy for Breast Cancer on Woman’s Quality of Life. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, june 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1641>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1971.
Section
Oncology

Keywords

Breast Neoplasms; Quality of Fife; Nursing; Oncology Nursing; Nursing Assessment.