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Volume 26, Issue 2 (Spring 2020)                   Intern Med Today 2020, 26(2): 170-181 | Back to browse issues page


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Isfahani P, Hossieni Zare S M, Shamsaii M. The Prevalence of Depression in Iranian Women With Breast Cancer: A Meta-Analysis. Intern Med Today 2020; 26 (2) :170-181
URL: http://imtj.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-3354-en.html
1- Department of Health Services Management, School of Health, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran.
2- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Health Services Management, School of Health, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran. , manager12hcs@yahoo.com
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Aims Breast cancer is among the most prevalent cancers in women and has mental and emotional effects, leading to declined quality of life. The current this study aimed to determine the prevalence rate of depression in Iranian women with breast cancer.
Methods & Materials This study was conducted using a meta-analysis method at Zabol University of Medical Science in March 2019. Six electronic databases were searched and evaluated for original research papers published on the prevalence of depression in Iranian women with breast cancer. Finally, 15 articles were selected and analysed using Comprehensive Meta-Analysis software.
Findings Overall, the prevalence rate of depression in Iranian women with breast cancer was 18.5% (95% CI: 14.2%-23.7%). The highest reported prevalence of depression in Iranian women with breast cancer was 35% in Babol City, in 2013, (95% CI: 27.8%-43%); the lowest prevalence of depression in this population was measured as 3.4% in Qom City, in 2017 (95% CI:1.2%-9%). A significant correlation was observed between the prevalence rate of depression, and sample size, year, and mean age (P<0.05).
Conclusion Depression affects approximately one-fifth of women with breast cancer. Therefore, it is essential for the healthcare staff to treat the physical conditions and psychological disorders associated with breast cancer.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Mental Health
Received: 2019/07/22 | Accepted: 2020/01/14 | Published: 2020/06/21

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