Weight Gain and Its Correlates among Breast Cancer Survivors

Title
Weight Gain and Its Correlates among Breast Cancer Survivors
Authors
김수현
Keywords
body weight changes breast neoplasms Korea
Issue Date
2013
Publisher
ASIAN NURSING RESEARCH
Series/Report no.
ASIAN NURSING RESEARCH ; Vol7 no.4 Startpage 161 Endpage 167
Abstract
Purpose: Weight gain after diagnosis of breast cancer is a profound issue that may negatively impact cancer prognosis. However, most existing research on weight change has been conducted in Western countries. In addition, several factors related to weight gain have been reported; however, the evidence is inconsistent. The purpose of this study was to examine weight gain and its correlates among Korean breast cancer survivors. Methods: A total of 132 female breast cancer survivors were recruited from one university hospital in South Korea. Participants completed anthropometric measurements (i.e., body weight, height) and a selfreported questionnaire, including the International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form and Mini Dietary Assessment. Results: The mean weight change was 0.09 kg (SD ¼ 4.28). Only 27 women (19.7%) gained more than 5% of their weight at diagnosis, 59.1% maintained weight, and 21.2% lost weight. In multivariate logistic regression analysis, significant correlates of weight gain were younger age, obesity at diagnosis, duration of more than 36 months since diagnosis, and low diet quality. Conclusion: Younger women, women who were obese at diagnosis, women with more than 36 months since diagnosis, or women who showed lower diet quality should be considered at high-risk for weight gain. Findings from our study suggest that optimal weight management strategies should be developed using ethnically- or culturally-appropriate approaches.
URI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anr.2013.09.002
http://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/33294
ISSN
1976-1317
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Medical School/College of Medicine (의학전문대학원/의과대학) > Nursing (간호학) > Journal Papers, Reports(간호학 논문, 보고서)
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