Exposure to violence in breast cancer patients: systematic review
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The nine studies included were reviewed under two titles as descriptive and qualitative. Based on the results of six descriptive studies, it was determined that the majority of these studies focused on violence and abuse in childhood; depression is high among breast cancer patients exposed to violence; healing is unfavorably influenced among breast cancer patients exposed to spouse violence or abuse/violence in childhood; physical, emotional and functional welfare/comforts are restricted and quality of life is low during disease process; there is positive correlation between advanced-stage cancer and history of violence; they hesitate to ask the clinical staff for support. Although breast cancer women underreport the violence they have been exposed to, a study stated that 55% of women are exposed to violence after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Results of the three qualitative study revealed that violence is the field of “taboo” among breast cancer patients and they reconsider the “life”, “relationship-origin stress”, “social support” and “importance of breast for herself” over the disease process.
In conclusion, it is underlined that giving care becomes difficult, maintenance of treatment fails, and quality of life is decreased in breast cancer patients exposed to violence.
KeywordsBreast cancer Violence Quality of life
Compliance with ethical standards
Conflict of interest
The authors have no conflict of interest to declare.
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