The Study of Risk Factors Related to Medical History, Lifestyle and Health Behaviors in Women with Breast Cancer

Adib, Masoumeh and Ganbari, Atefeh and Pooralizadeh, Molouk and Kazemnazhad, Ehsan (2012) The Study of Risk Factors Related to Medical History, Lifestyle and Health Behaviors in Women with Breast Cancer. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 15 (22). pp. 17-26.

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Abstract

Introduction: Breast Cancer is the most frequent type of cancer and the second cause of death in women. Severity and importance of its risk-factors and susceptible behaviors are diverse in different communities. So, investigation in this regard seems necessary. The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the risk-factors related to medical history, lifestyle, and health behavior in women with breast cancer who referred to Razi Educational Medical Center in 2009. Methods: This case-control study was conducted on 90 women with breast cancer (case group) and 99 healthy women (control group) who referred to Razi Educational Medical Center. The entire participants were similar in age, marital status, education, and place of living. Gradual-sampling method was applied on the participants. Data were collected by using a researcher-made questionnaire, interviews and Body mass index measurement. The data were analyzed by using SPSS statistical software version 16, chi-square and Mann Whitney Tests, variance analysis, and logistic regression. P value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: There were significant differences between Body mass index, family history, intake of high-fat foods, and breast cancer affliction in the entire participants. But no significant relation was observed between their physical exercising and smoking. Multi-variant analysis showed that stress, intake of oral contraceptive, and fertility drugs increase the risk of the cancer occurrence. Breast Self Examination which is the easiest and cheapest technique of health behavior was not observed in none of the groups. Conclusion: Some of risk-factors include Body mass index, family history, intake of high-fat foods and stress, intake of oral contraceptive, and fertility drugs had relation with breast cancer.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 16:38
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 16:38
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5611

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