J Nurs Acad Soc.  1984 Dec;14(2):75-83.

A Study on the Adjustment of Daily of Daily Life and Body Image of the Mastectomy Patients


The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between the body image adjustment of daily life. 58 subjects who had undergone radical mastectomy or modified radical mastectomy from 1979 to April 1984 at Seoul National University Hospital were selected as a sample and used for a final analysis. Finding of this study were as follows; 1) The relationship between the body image and the adjustment of daily life were significant differences. The body image is more positive, the adjustment of daily life is better. However, the cause-effect relationship was not found in this study.(p<0.05) 2) There were no significant differences in the body image between the right side mastectomy and left side mastectomy, between the radical mastectomy and modified radical mastectomy between those who had occupation and those who did not have occupation, and between the level of education. 3) There was no significant correlation between the body image and age, between the body image and elapsed time after surgery.

MeSH Terms

Body Image*
Mastectomy, Modified Radical
Mastectomy, Radical
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