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Eshaghi M. The effect of pain management on pain reduction in women with breast cancer. sjmshm 2020; 2 (2) :1-5
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MA in clinical psychology, teacher in Azad University, Khorasan, Iran
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Introduction: breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the communities and allocated one third of all cancers in women to it. Breast cancer is known as the second leading cause of death due to the cancer in women. In the US, almost one of every 8 women will develop breast cancer during their lives. According to the National Cancer Registry, breast cancer ranks first among Iranian women and is allocated 16% of all cancers.
Materials and methods: This study was conducted using the semi-experimental pre-test and post-test design using the control group. The study sample consisted of 30 patients. 15 patients among them were randomly assigned to each test and control groups. The research variables were assessed using Numerical Pain Rating Scale of Karoly Jensen (2001), subscale of physical complaints, check-list of mental disorder symptoms (SCL-90-R) and the physical symptoms of General Health Questionnaire (GHQ).
Research findings: in this study which women with breast cancer were involved in, the results were significant in pain reduction (Numerical Rating Scale) with 95% confidence interval (P<0.05) and in physical complaints and also physical symptoms with 99% confidence interval (P<0.01).
Discussion and Conclusion: Pain management training is effective in reducing of expressed pain, physical complaints and also physical symptoms in women with cancer.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Quality of Life
Received: 2019/12/28 | Revised: 2020/03/1 | Accepted: 2020/03/25 | Published: 2020/04/1

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