Motivations, satisfaction, and information of immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98574
Title:
Motivations, satisfaction, and information of immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy
Authors:
Contant, C. M. E. (Caroline); van Wersch, A. (Anna); Wiggers, T. (Theo); Tjong Joe Wai, R. (Rudy); van Geel, A. N. (Albert)
Affiliation:
Academic Hospital Rotterdam-Dr Daniel den Hoed Cancer Centre. Department of Surgical Oncology; University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences; Zuiderziekenhuis. Department of Plastic Surgery.
Citation:
Contant, C. M. E. et. al. (2000) 'Motivations, satisfaction, and information of immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy', Patient Education and Counseling, 40 (3), pp.201-208.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Patient Education and Counseling
Issue Date:
Jun-2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98574
DOI:
10.1016/S0738-3991(99)00078-6
Abstract:
This study evaluated patients’ motivations for, and satisfaction with, the treatment and information of immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) with a silicone prosthesis. It studied satisfaction more deeply by relating it to the quality of life, body-image and sexual functioning. Seventy-three patients who received mastectomy, followed by IBR with a subpectoral silicone prosthesis, completed a self-report questionnaire concerning their motivations for, perceived advantages of and satisfaction with IBR, the information received, quality of life, body image, and sexual functioning. Despite the fact that 50% of the reconstructions resulted in complications or complaints, 70% of the women were satisfied with the reconstruction and only 12% would never choose IBR again. Satisfaction was strongly correlated with the need for information. The higher the patient’s expectations, the higher their need for information. The most common perceived advantage of IBR was the avoidance of an external prosthesis. A majority of patients were satisfied with the breast reconstruction. However, a sizeable proportion needed more information about breast reconstruction and the use of the silicone prosthesis. To avoid too high expectations more attention should be given to possible complications and the moderate cosmetic results.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
psychological aspects; breast cancer; immediate breast reconstruction; IBR; quality of life; silicone; implants
ISSN:
0738-3991
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 12/05/2010]
Citation Count:
18 [Scopus, 12/05/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorContant, C. M. E. (Caroline)en
dc.contributor.authorvan Wersch, A. (Anna)en
dc.contributor.authorWiggers, T. (Theo)en
dc.contributor.authorTjong Joe Wai, R. (Rudy)en
dc.contributor.authorvan Geel, A. N. (Albert)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-12T08:24:14Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-12T08:24:14Z-
dc.date.issued2000-06-
dc.identifier.citationPatient Education and Counseling; 40(3):201-208en
dc.identifier.issn0738-3991-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0738-3991(99)00078-6-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/98574-
dc.description.abstractThis study evaluated patients’ motivations for, and satisfaction with, the treatment and information of immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) with a silicone prosthesis. It studied satisfaction more deeply by relating it to the quality of life, body-image and sexual functioning. Seventy-three patients who received mastectomy, followed by IBR with a subpectoral silicone prosthesis, completed a self-report questionnaire concerning their motivations for, perceived advantages of and satisfaction with IBR, the information received, quality of life, body image, and sexual functioning. Despite the fact that 50% of the reconstructions resulted in complications or complaints, 70% of the women were satisfied with the reconstruction and only 12% would never choose IBR again. Satisfaction was strongly correlated with the need for information. The higher the patient’s expectations, the higher their need for information. The most common perceived advantage of IBR was the avoidance of an external prosthesis. A majority of patients were satisfied with the breast reconstruction. However, a sizeable proportion needed more information about breast reconstruction and the use of the silicone prosthesis. To avoid too high expectations more attention should be given to possible complications and the moderate cosmetic results.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 12/05/2010]en
dc.subjectpsychological aspectsen
dc.subjectbreast canceren
dc.subjectimmediate breast reconstructionen
dc.subjectIBRen
dc.subjectquality of lifeen
dc.subjectsiliconeen
dc.subjectimplantsen
dc.titleMotivations, satisfaction, and information of immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAcademic Hospital Rotterdam-Dr Daniel den Hoed Cancer Centre. Department of Surgical Oncology; University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences; Zuiderziekenhuis. Department of Plastic Surgery.-
dc.identifier.journalPatient Education and Counselingen
ref.citationcount18 [Scopus, 12/05/2010]en
or.citation.harvardContant, C. M. E. et. al. (2000) 'Motivations, satisfaction, and information of immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy', Patient Education and Counseling, 40 (3), pp.201-208.en
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