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The effect of avena sativa cream on dermatitis caused by radiation in breast cancer patients: a pilot study

Shahrzad Ghiyasvandian, Mahnaz Antikchi, Farahnaz Farnia, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Masoud Shabani, Mohammad Hossein Lotfi, Nosrat Poursina

Departement of Nursing Science, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

 Departement of Nursing Science, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd ,Iran

 Departement of Plant Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

 Departement of Radiation Oncology, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

 Departement of Statistics, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

 Departement of Dermatological, Yazd, Iran

Key words: Avena sativa extract, breast cancer, dermatitis.


Cut-pic-Breast-Can_3343873bIn this randomized clinical trial study, intended to determine the effect of Avena sativa cream on radio dermatitis in breast cancer patients. The study results revealed that the degree of skin grade has decreased remarkably within the participants of intervention group using the cream containing Avena sativa extract, though this difference was not statistically significant. Moreover, pain, itching, and burning were reported to get ameliorated in all the participants of the intervention group. It should be noted that the difference in the severity of burning variable was demonstrated to be statistically significant (p=0.008, burning). Consequently, The results indicates that utilizing topical ointments containing the Avena sativa extract can be regarded beneficial in order to heal the skin reactions caused by radiotherapy.

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