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Personal factors influencing breast cancer patients’ perception of breast conservation surgery in West China

  
@article{ATM26845,
	author = {Li Zhang and Jidong Gao and Dongcai Lin and Li Xie and Tianyu Wang and Liqun Zou},
	title = {Personal factors influencing breast cancer patients’ perception of breast conservation surgery in West China},
	journal = {Annals of Translational Medicine},
	volume = {7},
	number = {14},
	year = {2019},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: Breast cancer patients’ understanding of therapies is a very important factor during their surgical treatment decision-making. To date, there has been no report in this area about Chinese patients. Aiming to evaluate the perception of breast conservation surgery (BCS) in Chinese breast cancer patients (CBCP) and explore influencing factors. 
Methods: A self-structured questionnaire was distributed to 1,496 CBCPs, eliciting information on patients’ age, religion, sexual history, occupation, education, whether they were pre- or postoperative, understanding of BCS and their means of gaining information. 
Results: A total of 1,324 (88.5%) patients completed the questionnaire. Only 2.42% of patients had more understanding of BCS. Patients’ perception about BCS was associated with their age, religion, occupation, education background and whether they were postoperative or not (P},
	issn = {2305-5847},	url = {http://atm.amegroups.com/article/view/26845}
}