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Menopausal Symptoms and Quality of Life Among Breast Cancer Patients with Chemotherapy-induced Amenorrhea

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항암화학요법 후 무월경 발생 유방암 환자의 갱년기 증상과 삶의 질
Park, JH  | Jung, YS  | Kim, JY  | Bae, SH  | Jo, Y
Asian oncology nursing, 19(2). : 90-97, 2019
Journal Title
Asian oncology nursing
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the severity of menopausal symptoms and their impact on the quality of life (QOL) in breast cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea.
METHODS: A cross-sectional survey design was used. Participants were 112 breast cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea. They completed the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, independent t-tests, one-way ANOVA, Pearsoris correlation coefficients, and multiple regression with SPSS/WIN 23.0.
RESULTS: The prevalence of symptoms among the participants were as follows sleep problems, 88.4%; physical and mental exhaustion, 80.4%; joint and muscular discomfort 76.8%; and depression, 70.5%. Menopausal symptoms had a significant negative association with QOL. The results of the regression analysis showed that psychological and urogenital symptoms were statistically significant in explaining patients QOL and accounted for 70% of the total variance
CONCLUSION: Menopausal symptoms appear to be a significant problem for premenopausal breast cancer patients. Assessment and control of menopausal symptoms played a large role in maintaining the quality of life in breast cancer patients.

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김, 지영  |  박, 진희  |  배, 선형  |  정, 용식
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