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This study aims to compare breast cancer patients’ satisfaction and their body image confidence between a new realistic lightweight breast prosthesis invented from polymer gel and natural rubber and their previous breast prosthesis in 60 breast cancer patients who had undergone a mastectomy was performed for a new lightweight polymer gel breast prosthesis and their previous breast prosthesis. The statistical methods used in data analysis included percentage, mean, standard deviation and paired t-test.
The results show that the patients expressed a high level of satisfaction with the new breast prosthesis. Problems with using it and adverse effects were at the low and lowest levels. The patients’ satisfaction and confidence of body image were significantly higher after use of the new breast prosthesis.
This innovative lightweight breast prosthesis invented from polymer gel and natural rubber may be a new realistic breast prosthesis for helping improve the body image confidence and quality of life in breast cancer patients after mastectomy.
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