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Ethics code: IR.IUMS.REC.1399.1170
Clinical trials code: IRct.REC.1399.1170

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Serkani N, amini L, Sajadian A S, Shahnavaz A. The Association between Sexual Function with Health Anxiety and Fear of Recurrence in Women with Breast Cancer History. ijbd 2023; 16 (1) :33-47
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1- Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center and Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , amini.l@iums.ac.ir
3- Department of Quality of Life, Breast Cancer Research Center, Motamed Cancer Institute, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Statistics, Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan, Iran
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Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and has the highest incidence rate among Iranian women. It can affect all aspects of mental health and subsequently affect a person's sexual performance. The present study was conducted with the aim of determining the relationship between sexual function with health anxiety and fear of recurrence in women with breast cancer history.
Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 150 women aged 24-76 referring to the Breast Cancer Institute of Jihad University in Tehran, 2021. Three questionnaires, including the Health Anxiety Inventory (HAI-18), Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI-6), and Fear of Cancer Recurrence (FCR) were used to collect data and completed online. The data were analyzed by pearson's correlation coefficient, and One-Way ANOVA using SPSS 21.
Results: There was a significant inverse correlation between sexual performance and health anxiety and sexual performance and fear of recurrence. Furthermore, the relationship between fear of relapse and health anxiety was significant. Also, there was a significant association between the level of education with the total score and all sexual function subscales except satisfaction and orgasm.
Conclusion: Based on this study, it is necessary to pay attention to the mental state and sexual function of women with breast cancer.

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Received: 2022/09/6 | Accepted: 2023/01/31 | Published: 2022/04/19

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