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Survey of Suitable Clothes for Breast Cancer Patients -Changes in Clothing Habits Before and After Surgery-
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Survey of Suitable Clothes for Breast Cancer Patients -Changes in Clothing Habits Before and After Surgery-
Oh, Hee Kyoung;
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 Abstract
Breast cancer surgery result in changes in clothing style due to changes in the size of the breast as well as body shape. This study provides basic data as a fashion therapy to improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients who have to change clothing habits after surgery. The regression results found that the most important factor are pain and the amount of breast loss for clothes style changes after breast cancer surgery. Breast cancer patients suffer pain relative to the proximity to the date of surgery and regardless of the breast cancer resection range. However, the changes in clothes style relates to the amount of pain and breast reduction range. The t-test results on the change of the clothing styles for before and after breast cancer surgery showed that women significantly prefer comfortable clothes with sleeves and consider a closure style on clothes to put on and take off instead of clothes that are tight-fitting, have thin fabric or deep neck lines. Painful breast cancer results in women who prefer closure style on clothes, front closure clothes and garments that hide body shape. However, the larger reduction range of breast cancer patients and those with painful breast cancer prefer garments that hide body shape and are looser size clothes with sleeves.
 Keywords
Breast cancer;Change of clothing style preference after breast cancer surgery;Fashion therapy;
 Language
Korean
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