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Moghaddam Tabrizi F, Alizadeh S, Barjasteh S. The Study of Symptom-Management’s Self-Efficacy in Breast Cancer Survivors Undergoing Chemotherapy. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care. 2018; 25 (5) :163-171
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1680-en.html
1- Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Reproductive Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
2- Midwifery Consultation Masters’ Degree Student, Student Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran , saeeideh.alizadeh@gmail.com
3- PhD Students in Reproductive Health, Nursing and Midwifery School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: Self-efficacy emphasizes on skills and abilities to carry out successful worthy performance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the symptom-management’s self-efficacy 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’s self-efficacy scale-breast cancer (SMSES-BC) questionnaire with three subscales including acquiring problem-solving, managing chemotherapy-related symptoms and managing emotional and interpersonal disorders. The data was analyzed using SPSS20.
 Results: Most of the patients were in the age range of 41-49. The Lowest scores were in the area of ​​emotional and interpersonal disorders and the highest scores were 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: Interventional efforts to promote the function of symptom management self-efficacy, especially managing emotional and interpersonal disturbance in these patients are important and necessary.


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

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