Influence of BRACA usage on self improvement of breast cancer patient by post mastectomy

Dewi Maryam, Iskandar Ali

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Background: Breast cancer is an abnormal tissue, rapid growth and uncontrolled cells found in breast tissue. This body image disorder is thought to be related to the occurrence of post-mastectomy depression. Objectives: To know the influence between the use of BRACA with self-image improvement in patients with post-mastectomy breast cancer in Dr. Soetomo General Hospital, Surabaya. Method: The subject was a patient who has undergone a mastectomy on one side of the breast. The study design was a queasy experimental type of pre-post control design by sorting the sample and dividing it into 2 groups where 1 control group (not using BRACA) and another group in intervention using BRACA. Statistical analysis using t-test. Result: There was an increase in the self-image of respondents who intervened with BRACA’s use of pre and post use by showing a significant effect between BRACA use and self-improvement of post-mastectomy breast cancer subjects in Dr. Soetomo General Hospital, Surabaya (p = 0.000). Conclusion: The major cases occur on the right side of the breast with the duration of surgery more than one month. BRACA can be used as an alternative to improve the patient’s self image after mastectomy as it increases the self-image of the patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2233-2236
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020


  • Breast Cancer
  • Self-image


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