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The quality of life of Croatian women after mastectomy: a cross-sectional single-center study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, August 2018
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Title
The quality of life of Croatian women after mastectomy: a cross-sectional single-center study
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BMC Public Health, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5929-0
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Stana Pačarić, Jozo Kristek, Jure Mirat, Goran Kondža, Tajana Turk, Nikolina Farčić, Želimir Orkić, Ana Nemčić

Abstract

Measuring the quality of life (QoL) of women with breast cancer is an important aspect of measuring treatment success. In Croatia, no QoL studies have been carried out with a focus on patients after mastectomy. The aim of this study was to examine QoL 1 month and 1 year after mastectomy. This cross-sectional single-center study of quality of life was conducted in 101 patients, 50 of whom had undergone a mastectomy 1 month prior, and 51 of whom had undergone a mastectomy 1 year prior. The study was conducted from July 2015 to June 2016. The questionnaires used in the study were developed by the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). The questionnaire EORTC QLQ-C30 assesses the QoL of cancer patients, and the questionnaire EORTC QLQ-BR23 is a disease-specific breast cancer module. A chi square test, Fisher's exact test, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Student's t-test and Mann-Whitney U test were performed in the statistical analysis using the statistical program SPSS (Inc. Released 2008. SPSS Statistics for Windows, Version 17.0. Chicago: SPSS Inc.). Patients who had undergone a mastectomy a year earlier placed a higher value on their health state than did those who had undergone a mastectomy a month earlier. The most affected values of functional status on the EORTC QLQ-C30 scale were emotional functioning (37.5 [95% CI 33.3-61.6]) and sexual functioning (16.67 [95% CI 0-33.3]) 1 month and 1 year after mastectomy, respectively. The most affected symptoms on the EORTC QLQ-C30 scale were hair loss 66.67 [95% CI 33.3-100]) and fatigue 33.33 [95% CI 24-44]) 1 month and 1 year after mastectomy, respectively. In our study, both functional and symptom scales were more affected in women 1 month after mastectomy. QoL was considerably improved in women 1 year after the surgery compared to 1 month after mastectomy. The results of this study could contribute to the public awareness of the QoL of breast cancer patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 17%
Student > Master 3 7%
Student > Postgraduate 2 5%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Researcher 2 5%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 19 46%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 9 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 15%
Chemistry 2 5%
Psychology 2 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 20 49%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 August 2018.
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#3,107,264
of 13,350,484 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#3,223
of 9,208 outputs
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#80,010
of 267,445 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#2
of 5 outputs
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