Satisfaction and prosthesis related complaints in women with immediate breast reconstruction following prophylactic and oncological mastectomy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58285
Title:
Satisfaction and prosthesis related complaints in women with immediate breast reconstruction following prophylactic and oncological mastectomy
Authors:
Contant, C. M. E. (Caroline); van Wersch, A. (Anna); Menke-Pluymers, M. B. E. (Marian); Wai, T. J. R. (Tjong); Eggermont, A. M. M. (Alexander); van Geel, A. N. (Albert)
Affiliation:
University Hospital Rotterdam. Department of Surgical Oncology; Daniel den Hoed Cancer Centre. Department of Surgical Oncology. Rotterdam; University of Newcastle. Centre for Health Services Research; University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences; Medisch Centrum Rijnmond Zuid. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Rotterdam.
Citation:
Contant, C. M. E. et al. (2004) 'Satisfaction and prosthesis related complaints in women with immediate breast reconstruction following prophylactic and oncological mastectomy', Psychology Health & Medicine, 9 (1), pp.71-84.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Psychology Health & Medicine
Issue Date:
Feb-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58285
DOI:
10.1080/13548500310001637760
Abstract:
This study evaluated patient's satisfaction with immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) with silicone prosthesis. Special attention is paid to the differences in satisfaction, and specific prosthesis related complaints of IBR after prophylactic and oncological mastectomy. All women who were operated on between April 1995 and May 1999 at the Erasmus Medical Centre, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Centre received 1 year following operation a self-report questionnaire, concerning their perceived advantages of and satisfaction with IBR, their prosthesis-related complaints and various psycho-social variables. The most important perceived advantage of IBR was not to have to wear an external prosthesis (95%). Despite the fact that one third of the patients had specific prosthesis related complaints, 80% was satisfied with IBR and 88% would do it again. There was no significant difference in satisfaction between the prophylactic and the cancer group. Overall satisfaction is mostly influenced by cosmetics (r = - 0.58), information (r = - 0.45) and specific prosthesis related complaints (r = - 0.39). Especially specific prosthesis related complaints are important for both the prophylactic and the cancer group. The majority of patients were satisfied with IBR after oncological or prophylactic mastectomy. However the findings of the importance of specific prosthesis related complaints should be taken serious for the information and care of patients.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
satisfaction; immediate breast reconstruction; IBR; silicone prosthesis; complaints; prosthesis; prophylactic masectomy; oncological mastectomy
ISSN:
1354-8506
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 26/01/2010]
Citation Count:
2 [Scopus, 08/01/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorContant, C. M. E. (Caroline)-
dc.contributor.authorvan Wersch, A. (Anna)-
dc.contributor.authorMenke-Pluymers, M. B. E. (Marian)-
dc.contributor.authorWai, T. J. R. (Tjong)-
dc.contributor.authorEggermont, A. M. M. (Alexander)-
dc.contributor.authorvan Geel, A. N. (Albert)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:48:02Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:48:02Z-
dc.date.issued2004-02-
dc.identifier.citationPsychology Health & Medicine; 9 (1): 71-84-
dc.identifier.issn1354-8506-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13548500310001637760-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58285-
dc.description.abstractThis study evaluated patient's satisfaction with immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) with silicone prosthesis. Special attention is paid to the differences in satisfaction, and specific prosthesis related complaints of IBR after prophylactic and oncological mastectomy. All women who were operated on between April 1995 and May 1999 at the Erasmus Medical Centre, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Centre received 1 year following operation a self-report questionnaire, concerning their perceived advantages of and satisfaction with IBR, their prosthesis-related complaints and various psycho-social variables. The most important perceived advantage of IBR was not to have to wear an external prosthesis (95%). Despite the fact that one third of the patients had specific prosthesis related complaints, 80% was satisfied with IBR and 88% would do it again. There was no significant difference in satisfaction between the prophylactic and the cancer group. Overall satisfaction is mostly influenced by cosmetics (r = - 0.58), information (r = - 0.45) and specific prosthesis related complaints (r = - 0.39). Especially specific prosthesis related complaints are important for both the prophylactic and the cancer group. The majority of patients were satisfied with IBR after oncological or prophylactic mastectomy. However the findings of the importance of specific prosthesis related complaints should be taken serious for the information and care of patients.-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 26/01/2010]-
dc.subjectsatisfaction-
dc.subjectimmediate breast reconstruction-
dc.subjectIBR-
dc.subjectsilicone prosthesis-
dc.subjectcomplaints-
dc.subjectprosthesis-
dc.subjectprophylactic masectomy-
dc.subjectoncological mastectomy-
dc.titleSatisfaction and prosthesis related complaints in women with immediate breast reconstruction following prophylactic and oncological mastectomy-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Hospital Rotterdam. Department of Surgical Oncology; Daniel den Hoed Cancer Centre. Department of Surgical Oncology. Rotterdam; University of Newcastle. Centre for Health Services Research; University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences; Medisch Centrum Rijnmond Zuid. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Rotterdam.-
dc.identifier.journalPsychology Health & Medicine-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount2 [Scopus, 08/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardContant, C. M. E. et al. (2004) 'Satisfaction and prosthesis related complaints in women with immediate breast reconstruction following prophylactic and oncological mastectomy', Psychology Health & Medicine, 9 (1), pp.71-84.-
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