Author : Saeedeh Alizadeh, Fatemeh Moghaddam Tabrizi, Shahriar Khanahmadi, Samira Barjasteh*
Introduction: Family plays an important role in the health of breast cancer patients and improves their self-efficacy. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a family-based intervention program on the managerial self-efficacy associated with chemotherapy symptoms in women with breast cancer referred to the educational centers of Urmia in 2016. Methods: In this clinical trial study conducted on 60 patients, convenience sampling was done and all patients were randomly assigned into two intervention and control groups. The intervention included implementing family-based intervention on the managerial self-efficacy associated with chemotherapy symptoms in breast cancer patients. The data collection instruments were demographic questionnaire and SMSES-BC questionnaire. Results: The results indicated a significant difference between the mean score of problem-solving subscale, management of symptoms related to chemotherapy, management of emotional and interpersonal disturbance and total score of the managerial self-efficacy associated with chemotherapy symptoms in the post-test intervention group (P<0.001). However, no significant difference was found in the control group. Key words: Self-efficacy, Breast cancer, Chemotherapy, Family support.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD