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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 226-232

Effectiveness of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual intervention in breast cancer survivors: An integrative review

Nursing Department, Hunan Cancer Hospital/The Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan Province, China

Correspondence Address:
Xiang-Yu Liu
Associate Professor, Nursing Department, Huan Cancer Hospital, The Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University Address: Yuelu Mountain, Changsha 410013, Hunan Province
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-5625.189813

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Factors affecting the health outcomes of cancer patients have gained extensive research attention considering the increasing number and prolonged longevity of cancer survivors. Breast cancer survivors experience physical, psychological, social, and spiritual challenges. This systematic literature review aims to present and discuss an overview of main issues concerning breast cancer survivors after treatment. Treatment-related symptoms as well as psychosocial and spiritual aspects of breast cancer survivors are evaluated. Moreover, the benefits of intervention for emotional, physical, social, and spiritual needs of the patient during the survivorship are investigated. This review also proposes avenues for future studies in this field and develops a new, integrated, and complete interpretation of findings on the holistic well-being of women with breast cancer. Thus, this study provides clinicians with a more comprehensive source of information compared with individual studies on symptom experiences.

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