The Frequency of anxiety and its associated factors among breast cancer patients undergoing treatment in Faisalabad
Anxiety in Breast Cancer
Keywords:Breast cancer, anxiety levels, female patients, associations
Objective: To determine the frequency of anxiety and its association with demographic and disease related factors among breast cancer patients
Methodology: A cross sectional analytical study was conducted from August 2022 to May 2023 at two public tertiary care hospitals of Faisalabad. The Study population consisted of the female patients with breast cancer visiting for treatment to the Oncology departments of public tertiary care hospitals Faisalabad. A nonprobability purposive sample of n=319 participants was recruited. All participants were given close ended questionnaires along with further detailed sheet of information. A written consent was implied to every participant along with the questionnaire. After data collection it was entered and analyzed in SPSS version- 21.
Results: Findings revealed that 60% and37% of the Subjects have mild and moderate Anxiety levels. Findings also revealed that age, education and patients having minors had significant association with the level of anxiety. Moreover type of treatment for breast cancer and disease duration also showed significant association with anxiety levels.
Conclusion: Anxiety is prevalent among female breast cancer patients and significantly associated with the demographic and disease related factors.
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