Effect of Midwifery-Based Counseling Support Program on Body Image of Breast Cancer Women Survivors
Treatment for breast cancer can give rise to complications with important psychological impact. One change in patients regards body image. The aim of this research was to study the effect of a midwifery-based counseling support program on the body image of breast cancer survivors.
In this randomized clinical trial, images study population sex constituted by 80 breast cancer patients referred to Tuba Clinic in Sari, north of Iran, randomly assigned to two groups.
Inclusion criteria included breast cancer diagnosis, mastectomy experience, age of 30 to 60 years, primary school education or higher, being married, and receiving hormone therapy. College lebians nude Body Image Scale and Beck Depression Inventory were completed by intervention and control breast prior to the intervention and again afterwards. This program was implemented to the intervention group two groups each consisting of 20 patients for six weekly sessions, each lasting 90 minutes.
The results showed that the average age of participants in the intervention and control groups were Body image scores in the intervention and control groups before the support program were respectively Therefore, the results indicate that the support program was effective in improving body image.