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Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2012;13(8):3889-92.

Relationships between cause of cancer and breast cancer-related factors in breast cancer survivors.

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  • 1School of Nursing, Yuanpei University and National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

AIMS:

The purposes of this study were to (1) to identify the causes of cancer in breast cancer survivors in Taiwan; and (2) to investigate the influence of demographic characteristics and breast cancer-related factors on the cause of cancer.

MATERIALS AND METHOD:

This study details the related investigative results on survivors with breast cancer using a descriptive and correlational design. A convenience sampling approach was employed. A structured questionnaire was used to assess the participants.

RESULTS:

A total of 230 breast cancer survivors completed the questionnaire. Low-scoring cause of cancer participants were older adults (OR = 2.49, p<0.05) who were already of menopausal status (OR = 2.28, p < 0.05). Around 72% of participants agreed high responsibility. Our breast cancer survivors felt stress had caused their breast cancer.

CONCLUSIONS:

These findings are helpful in understanding the relationship between cause of cancer and related factors in breast cancer survivors.

PMID:
23098488
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