1 گروه داخلی جراحی، دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران، تهران، ایران
2 گروه داخلی جراحی ، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اراک، اراک، ایران
3 عضو هیئت علمی دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران(
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: The index of Quality of Life is used by health care providers for assessing the outcomes of their interventions. Identifying the affecting factors of quality of life is central for individualizing of nursing care. The aim of the current study was to estimate the quality of life and its correlation with individual factors in the Iranian patients with breast cancer.
Materials and Methods: This correlation study was conducted on 150 women with breast cancer going under chemotherapy (with or without radiotherapy). The data were gathered via the Quality of Life questionnaire including physical, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions and the individual factors questionnaire. Correlation tests (spearman and Pearson) K2 and ANOVA were used to analyze the data.
Result: The mean score of quality of life was 239.06±44.85 which is considered to be a moderate level. The highest and lowest scores were in spiritual (103.61) and psychological (36.46) dimensions respectively. There was a significant correlation between the physical, psychological, and social dimensions with age and the age of diagnosis, and spiritual dimensions and the different individual factors and having background diseases p
Conclusion: the correlation between given individual factors and some dimensions of quality of life revealed that in delivering health care to the patients with breast cancer, total score of quality of life should not be the only criterion for judging about the outcomes of interventions.