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Comparing the Negative Emotions, Body Image, Sexual Schemas and Sexual Function in Women with Breast Cancer and Healthy Women

Fateme Sorouri ; Faculty of Humanities, Department of Clinical Psychology Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
Hamid Yaghubi ; Shahed University, Tehran, Iran

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Aim: The aim of this research was the comparison between negative emotions, body image, sexual schemas and sexual function in women with breast cancer after mastectomy and healthy women. Method: The study included 105 married women diagnosed with breast cancer. After enrolment the participants filled the following questionnaires: Multidimensional Body-Self Relations Questionnaire (MBSRQ), Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scales (DASS-21), Questionnaire of cognitive schema activation in sexual context (QCSASC), Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). After the two groups were matched in age and education, these questionnaires were administered to the control group of 100 healthy women. Descriptive statistics and t-test were used in data analysis. Results: Results indicate a significant difference between the total score of sexual dysfunction (p<0.002), body image (p<0.001), sexual schema (p<0.001) between the breast cancer group and healthy group. The two groups did not have a significant difference in negative emotions. Conclusion: The results of the current study are similar to the previous studies and can be useful for prevention of mood
disorders and sexual dysfunction associated with breast cancer, in order to improve psychological treatment of women with breast cancer.

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breast cancer; negative emotions; body image; sexual schemas; sexual function

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