Relationship of Body Mass Index with Chronic Pain after Breast Surgery in Women with Breast Cancer

Montazer, Majid and Hadadi, Zahra and Ghavami, Zahra and Khanbabaei Gol, Mehdi (2019) Relationship of Body Mass Index with Chronic Pain after Breast Surgery in Women with Breast Cancer. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 22 (8). pp. 10-18.

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Abstract

Introduction: Awareness of prevalence of chronic pain after breast cancer surgery and possible contributing factors in the continuation of pain after breast cancer treatment is essential in preventing this pain in improving the quality of life in patients with breast cancer. Therefore, this study was performed with aim to determine the relationship between BMI and chronic pain after breast surgery in women with breast cancer. Methods: This descriptive-correlational study was conducted on 170 patients who had inclusion criteria in Tabriz hospitals from 2017 to 2018. VAS checklist was used to measure the intensity of postoperative chronic pain over six months and a checklist of chronic risk factors affecting chronic pain for research purposes. Data were analyzed by SPSS software (version 22) and Independent t-test, ANOVA, Chi-square and Fisher tests. P<0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: The results indicated that chronic pain at all levels was associated with increased BMI, so that with increasing BMI, the chronic pain was also increased (P <0.001) Conclusion: High BMI can be a risk factor for chronic pain after breast cancer surgery and attention to this index can be helpful in predicting chronic pain

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: BMI,Breast Cancer,Chronic pain
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2019 09:33
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2019 09:33
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/12007

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