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Moghaddam Tabrizi F, Alizadeh S, Barjasteh S. The study of self-efficacy ʼsymptom-management in breast cancer survivors undergoing chemotherapy. Sci J Hamadan Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2017; 25 (5)
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1680-en.html
1- Assistant Professor Urmia University of Medical Sciences
2- Master’s Degree Student in Midwifery Consultation Urmia University of Medical Sciences , saeeideh.alizadeh@gmail.com
3- Ph.D student in reproductive health Tehran university of medical Sciences
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Background: Self-efficacy emphases skills and abilities to carry out successful worthy performance. This concept affected on effort and level of performance .The aim of this study was evaluate of self-efficacy ʼsymptom-management associated with chemotherapy and its related factors in women referred to academic centers of Urmia in 2016.

Methods: This study was a descriptive-analytical cross-sectional study conducted on 150 patients with breast cancer referred to academic centers of Urmia in 2016 and sampling method was convenience. The collecting data instrument was the symptom-management self-efficacy scale-breast cancer (SMSES-BC) questionnaire has three subscales including acquiring problem-solving, managing chemotherapy-related symptoms and managing emotional and interpersonal disorders, that its validity and reliability. The data was analyzed using SPSS software version 20.

 Results: Most of the patients were in the age range of 41-49 years. The Lowest scores was in the area of ​​emotional and interpersonal disorders and the highest scores was in the area of ​​ managing chemotherapy-related symptoms. The mean score of self-efficacy chemotherapy-related symptoms was 167.96±25.40. There was a significant relationship between age( P=0.024) ,economic status(P= 0.006), education, marital status, and life status(P=0.001) and  self-efficacy chemotherapy-related symptoms.

Conclusion: Interventions to efforts self-efficacy symptom management, especially managing emotional and interpersonal disturbance in these patients is important and necessary.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Midwifery
Received: 2017/02/13 | Accepted: 2017/05/7 | Published: 2017/07/17

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