Sexual Violence against Mastectomy Women Improved from Breast Cancer

Document Type : Original Article


1 M.Sc. in Nursing, Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

2 Fellowship of Gynecology Oncology, School of Medicine and Paramedicine, Ardabid University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.

3 Gynecologist, School of Medicine and Paramedicine, Ardabid University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.

4 B.Sc. student in Anesthetics, School of Paramedicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

5 Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran..


Introduction: Since sexual violence is not known in Iranian society, undesirable consequences of this type of violence are also unclear. Therefore, this study was performed with aim to investigate the prevalence of sexual violence in women with improved breast cancer mastectomy.
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on 320 women with improved breast cancer breast cancer mastectomy in educational hospitals of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in 2018. Sexual violence of women with breast cancer was assessed by Sexual Violence Questionnaire. Data were analyzed with SPSS software (version 22) and descriptive statistical methods and Kolmogorov-Smirnov, linear regression and Spearman tests. P <0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: Mean of sexual violence was 51.35 ± 9.53 and in level of "average sexual violence". Among sexual violence areas, the area of "wife's contempt during sexual intercourse" with score of 14.11 ± 1.03 had obtained the highest score. Sexual violence had correlation with age (P=0.003), history of cancer recovery (P=0.049), patient’s education (P=0.013) and her husband education (P=0.001) and patient’s general health status (P=0.001).
Conclusion: Sexual violence is moderate in women with breast cancer after mastectomy.


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