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Vol 18, No 3 (2021)
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The effect of Teach-back training on fatigue and self-care self-efficacy among women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy: A quasi-experimental study

Zynab Barahoui1, Nahid Shahraki2, Fatemeh Kiani3
Psychiatria 2021;18(3):176-181.


Introduction: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of teach-back training on fatigue and self-care self-efficacy among breast cancer women. Material and methods: This is a quasi-experimental study that was performed on 80 breast cancer women referred to hospitals in Zahedan from October 1, 2019 to March 30, 2020. Convenience sampling method was used and data collection tool included demographic characteristics questionnaire, multidimensional fatigue inventory (MFI), and self-care self-efficacy scale. Data were collected at the baseline and six weeks after the last training session. The intervention group underwent teach-back-based three 45-minute training sessions regarding common problems of breast cancer patients in a face-to-face manner, but the control group did not receive any intervention other than routine care. Results: The educational level of most participants in the two groups was below high-school diploma; most of them were housewives, and in stage two of the disease. The results showed significantly lower fatigue rate in the intervention group than the control group after the training intervention (p = 0.01). There was a significant difference between mean self-care self-efficacy score win the pre- and post-intervention stages (p < 0.001). Conclusion: According to the research findings, teach-back-based training can reduce fatigue and increase self- -efficacy in breast cancer patients, therefore, it is recommended to use teach-back-based training in the care of these patients.

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