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Breast Reconstruction Satisfaction Among Breast Cancer Patients in Saudi Arabia

Abdulmajeed Ibrahim Alhaidari, Omar Ibrahim Alhaidari, Ali Khalaf Alrowaidan, Sultan Mohammed Alabrah, Abdullah Salah Alahmadi, Hadeel Sameeh Gazal, Salma Rashed Alrasheed, Alhanouf Abdullah Alsarhan, Fahad Ahmed Alhawas, Nora Saad Bin Saad.


Background and Aims: Breast cancer patients represent the largest group of cancer survivors. Breast reconstruction post-mastectomy has significantly increased worldwide. The aim of this study is to know the level of satisfaction about breast reconstruction among breast cancer patients.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on women with breast cancer who underwent reconstruction post-mastectomy in a tertiary hospital in Riyadh in the period from January 2013 to August 2018. Satisfaction of patients about reconstruction were collected using (Breast Reconstruction satisfaction questionnaire).

Results: A total of 53 participants were considered. 58.4% had a university education or above, and only 32.1% had an income of 20000 SR were more satisfied about their recovery (P=0.029). Patients with higher income were more satisfied about their self-image (P=0.033).

Conclusions: Majority of patients were generally satisfied with their breast reconstruction. However, recovery subscale showed less satisfaction. Also, a relatively high percentage were not satisfied about the discussion with a plastic surgeon prior to the reconstruction. High income and high educational level patients were generally more satisfied.

Key words: Breast Reconstruction, Breast Cancer, Self-image

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