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Table 3 Comparison between BCT and MRM groups as regards level of body image distress during pre and postoperative period.

From: Body image disturbance and surgical decision making in egyptian post menopausal breast cancer patients

  BCT    MRM   
  Pre-operative Mean ± SD Post-operative Mean ± SD t-test p Pre-operative Mean ± SD Post-operative Mean ± SD t-test P
Cognitive impact 48.420 ± 14.331 33.08 ± 18.560 5.87 < 0.001* 44.62 ± 16.261 40.7 ± 18.202 1.45 0.15
Affective impact 49.840 ± 12.819 33.08 ± 5.566 10.85 < 0.001* 45.94 ± 13.287 38.9 ± 4.377 4.89 < 0.001*
Behavioral impact 19.18 ± 6.862 13.66 ± 8.250 4.69 < 0.001* 17.52 ± 7.791 17.1 ± 7.475 0.35 0.73
Evaluative impact 32.220 ± 9.740 33.82 ± 12.166 1.22 0.225 33.66 ± 14.394 35.5 ± 14.185 0.82 0.41
Total mean 37.41 ± 10.93 28.41 ± 11.13 5.2 < 0.001* 35.43 ± 12.93 33.05 ± 11.05 1.27 0.21
  1. BCT: Breast conserving therapy
  2. MRM: Modified radical mastectomy
  3. (*) statistically highly significant (P < 0.01)
  4. SD: Standard deviation