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  • Research Article   
    Factors predicting the body image in Thai cancer patients with serpentine sup ravenous hyperpigmentation
    Author(s): Apatnipa Boonlee, Bualuang Sumdaengrit* and Tiraporn Junda

    Background: Serpentine Supravenous Hyperpigmentation (SSH) is a rare adverse side effect in cancer patients after receiving chemotherapy. Disfigurement of skin may affect the patients’ feeling, behaviors, and thoughts, which may then impact their daily living and body image. Objective: To predict factors affecting body image of Thai cancer patients with Serpentine supravenous hyperpigmentation. Material and Method: This cross-sectional research involved 80 cancer patients with SSH who received chemotherapy at Vajira hospital from November 2020 to January 2021. Three instruments were used: 1) personal information, disease and treatment questionnaires, 2) a Serpentine Supravenous Hyperpigmentation Distress Scale (SSH - Distress Scale) developed by the principal investigator and colleagues from the literature re.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37532/2632-251X.2022.6(3).58-62