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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is It is published monthly.

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Cuneyt Kayaalp

 

Awareness of lymphedema risk management behaviors and associated factors among breast cancer survivors: Results from a cross-sectional survey (p.97-104)

Awareness of lymphedema risk management behaviors and associated factors among breast cancer survivors: Results from a cross-sectional survey (p.97-104)

Sena Tolu1, Pelin Basim2
1Medipol University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul, Turkey
2Medipol University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey

Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.

Abstract

Aim: Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a disabling complication that can develop following breast cancer surgery months or even years after treatment ends. The effective management of BCRL requires adhering to simple risk-reduction strategies. The study aim was to assess the awareness and knowledge of lymphedema risk-management behaviors among breast cancer survivors and identify factors that affect it.
Material and Methods: This study was conducted on 250 survivors of breast cancer. Demographic information, treatment details, time since surgery, duration and stage of lymphedema were recorded. Lymphedema education, knowledge about risk-minimization recommendations, and information sources were questioned using a survey. A multiple linear regression was used to identify predictors of lymphedema awareness.
Results: Just over half (53.6%) of the patients had adequate lymphedema awareness (score≥8). BCRL was detected in 121 (48.4%) patients. Awareness scores varied by age, education level, body mass index, receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and a previous BCRL treatment (all p0.05). Citing physiatrists as an information source reflected higher levels of awareness. Educational level and axillary lymph node dissection were positive predictors; time since surgery was the only negative predictor of lymphedema awareness.
Conclusion: This study highlights the lack of lymphedema awareness among survivors of breast cancer. Accurate, timely, individualized training programs can improve knowledge and compliance of lymphedema risk management behaviors.

Keywords: Awareness; breast cancer; education; lymphedema

 

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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.

 

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