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Investigating the Relationship between Self-efficacy and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemical Therapy

Reza Moradi, Mostafa Assar Roudi, Mohammad Mehdi Kiani, Seyed Abdelhossein Mousavi Rigi , Mahan Mohammadi, Mohammad Keshvari, Milad Hosseini

Reza Moradi
PhD Student, Health Policy, Department of Management and Health Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences-Iran.

Mostafa Assar Roudi
MSc in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Student Research Committee, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan-Iran.

Mohammad Mehdi Kiani
Department of Health Care Management, School of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd-Iran.

Seyed Abdelhossein Mousavi Rigi
Department of Health Services Management, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr-Iran.. Email: [email protected]

Mahan Mohammadi
Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan-Iran

Mohammad Keshvari
PhD Student, Health Policy, Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran-Iran.

Milad Hosseini
MSc in operating room, Student Research Committee, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan-Iran.
Online First: January 02, 2017 | Cite this Article
Moradi, R., Roudi, M., Kiani, M., Mousavi Rigi, S., Mohammadi, M., Keshvari, M., Hosseini, M. 2017. Investigating the Relationship between Self-efficacy and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemical Therapy. Bali Medical Journal 6(1): 6-11. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v6i1.358


Background: Regarding to the importance of self-efficacy and its impact on health-related behaviors, chronic disease management and quality of life, and limited studies in this field, present study tried to investigated the relationship between self-efficacy and quality of life in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in the Seyed-o-shohda hospital (Isfahan/ Iran). Methods: This descriptive- correlational study was done in Isfahan Seyed-o-shohada hospital in 2014. Statistical population included all women who had received chemical therapy because of their breast cancer (N=130). 100 participants were selected through Cochran formula and systematic sampling. Data gathering instruments included Sherer's standard questionnaire of self-efficacy and W.H.O questionnaire of quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF). The data were analyzed with use of the descriptive statistics and Kolmogorov–Smirnov test, one-way ANOVA and Pearson Correlation in SPSS 18. Results: The average and Standard Deviation of both self-efficacy (11.00 ± 55.78) and quality of life (15.28 ± 75.91) were estimated on the average level. There was a direct meaningful relation between self-efficacy and quality of life efficiency. The results also showed that there is meaningful relation between self-efficacy and quality of life’s dimensions including physical health, mental health, social relations and satisfaction with the environment. Conclusion: Based on the significant positive relation found between self-efficacy and quality of life it’s recommended to hold some training courses for these patients, have a physiologist in chemotherapy department, and prepare more palliative care to raise the breast cancer patients’ self-efficacy which finally leads to a better quality of life.

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