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Prevalence of persistent pain after breast cancer surgery and associated risk factors in Saudi women

Abdulrahman Ghazi Awadh Allah Alosaimi, Naif Ghazi Awadh Allah Alosaimi, Sami Brki Homaid Alosaimi, Anmar Raed Faris Muhaysin, Khalid Dhaifallah Hameed Althobaiti.

Abstract
Background: Persistent pain is a sensation of burning in the arm, anterior chest, and axilla. This pain can persist for several years. The prevalence of persistent pain differs greatly. Several factors are associated with persis¬tent pain after breast cancer surgery including age, body mass index, adjuvant therapy, preoperative pain, and axillary lymph node dissection. The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of persistent pain and its risk factors for females after their breast cancer surgery.
Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study performed on 200 female patients who underwent a unilateral mastectomy. A questionnaire via the Internet was used in this study.
Results: In this study, the patients were divided into two groups, where each included 100 patients; the first group involved the patients with pain and the second group included the patients without pain. There was a significant difference (P value = 0.03) regarding radiotherapy as a risk factor.
Conclusion: Radiotherapy was the only significant risk factor for persistent pain after the breast cancer surgery.

Key words: PPBCT, breast cancer, persistent pain, postoperative persistent pain.


 
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Alosaimi AGAA, Alosaimi NGAA, Alosaimi SBH, Muhaysin ARF, Althobaiti KDH. Prevalence of persistent pain after breast cancer surgery and associated risk factors in Saudi women. IJMDC. 2017; 1(2): 61-66. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.2.4


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Alosaimi AGAA, Alosaimi NGAA, Alosaimi SBH, Muhaysin ARF, Althobaiti KDH. Prevalence of persistent pain after breast cancer surgery and associated risk factors in Saudi women. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=287576 [Access: February 22, 2018]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.2.4


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Alosaimi AGAA, Alosaimi NGAA, Alosaimi SBH, Muhaysin ARF, Althobaiti KDH. Prevalence of persistent pain after breast cancer surgery and associated risk factors in Saudi women. IJMDC. 2017; 1(2): 61-66. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.2.4



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Alosaimi AGAA, Alosaimi NGAA, Alosaimi SBH, Muhaysin ARF, Althobaiti KDH. Prevalence of persistent pain after breast cancer surgery and associated risk factors in Saudi women. IJMDC. (2017), [cited February 22, 2018]; 1(2): 61-66. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.2.4



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Alosaimi, A. G. A. A., Alosaimi, N. G. A. A., Alosaimi, S. B. H., Muhaysin, A. R. F. & Althobaiti, K. D. H. (2017) Prevalence of persistent pain after breast cancer surgery and associated risk factors in Saudi women. IJMDC, 1 (2), 61-66. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.2.4



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Alosaimi, Abdulrahman Ghazi Awadh Allah, Naif Ghazi Awadh Allah Alosaimi, Sami Brki Homaid Alosaimi, Anmar Raed Faris Muhaysin, and Khalid Dhaifallah Hameed Althobaiti. 2017. Prevalence of persistent pain after breast cancer surgery and associated risk factors in Saudi women. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 1 (2), 61-66. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.2.4



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Alosaimi, Abdulrahman Ghazi Awadh Allah, Naif Ghazi Awadh Allah Alosaimi, Sami Brki Homaid Alosaimi, Anmar Raed Faris Muhaysin, and Khalid Dhaifallah Hameed Althobaiti. "Prevalence of persistent pain after breast cancer surgery and associated risk factors in Saudi women." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 1 (2017), 61-66. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.2.4



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alosaimi, Abdulrahman Ghazi Awadh Allah, Naif Ghazi Awadh Allah Alosaimi, Sami Brki Homaid Alosaimi, Anmar Raed Faris Muhaysin, and Khalid Dhaifallah Hameed Althobaiti. "Prevalence of persistent pain after breast cancer surgery and associated risk factors in Saudi women." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 1.2 (2017), 61-66. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.2.4



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Alosaimi, A. G. A. A., Alosaimi, N. G. A. A., Alosaimi, S. B. H., Muhaysin, A. R. F. & Althobaiti, K. D. H. (2017) Prevalence of persistent pain after breast cancer surgery and associated risk factors in Saudi women. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 1 (2), 61-66. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.2.4