Video-Assisted Breast Surgery (VABS) and Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy (VABB) for Fibroadenoma Mammae on Patients’ Satisfaction: A Preliminary Study

Document Type : Research Articles

Authors

1 Department of Surgery, Division of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia.

2 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia.

3 Department of Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Bangun Nusantra, Sukoharjo, Indonesia.

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to compare the patients’ satisfaction level after fibroadenoma surgery with Video-Assisted Breast Surgery (VABS) and Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy (VABB) techniques. Methods: Patients who underwent VABS or VABB for a diagnosis of fibroadenoma mammae at the Oncology Clinic in Solo, Indonesia were included in this study. Clinical and demographic data were obtained from medical records. Direct or telephone interviews were performed and the patients were asked to complete Universitas Sebelas Maret Breast Satisfaction Questionnaire 8 (UNS-BsQ8) questionnaire. Results: A total sample of 16 patients with VABS and 26 patients with VABB were recruited. All the patients were confirmed to have fibroadenoma based on the pathological result. The mean total scores for VABS and VABB were 34.50 ± 2.094 and 31.57 ± 3.081, respectively (P= 0.137). Out of 8 questions, only 3 items had statistically significant differences. VABS had higher mean score than VABB in terms of surgery cost (P = 0.002), pain in surgery site (P = 0.006), and pain in shoulder (P =  0.013). Conclusion: There was no significant difference in terms of overall patients’ satisfaction level between both groups. However, VABS had a higher mean score than VABB in terms of cost and pain.

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Volume 22, Issue 11
November 2021
Pages 3615-3621
  • Receive Date: 12 July 2021
  • Revise Date: 30 August 2021
  • Accept Date: 11 November 2021
  • First Publish Date: 11 November 2021