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Randomized controlled trial of the Breast Cancer Recovery Program for women with breast cancer-related lymphedema.

Randomized controlled trial of the Breast Cancer Recovery Program for women with breast... Evidence-based exercise and relaxation recommendations for people with breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) are needed. We report a randomized controlled study of one program, designed to achieve synergistic improvements in physical and emotional BCRL symptoms. People in the treatment group received an exercise and relaxation program, The Breast Cancer Recovery Program (N=16). The control participants (N=16) continued with health professionals' recommendations. Participants were tested at entry, 2.5 weeks, 5 weeks, and 3 months. Treatment group participants, compared with control participants, demonstrated significant treatment effects for improved bioimpedance z, arm flexibility, quality of life, mood at 3 months, and weight loss. Adherence was high for this safe and effective program, which improved lymphedema physical and emotional symptoms. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association Pubmed

Randomized controlled trial of the Breast Cancer Recovery Program for women with breast cancer-related lymphedema.

The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association , Volume 64 (1): 14 – Mar 16, 2010

Randomized controlled trial of the Breast Cancer Recovery Program for women with breast cancer-related lymphedema.


Abstract

Evidence-based exercise and relaxation recommendations for people with breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) are needed. We report a randomized controlled study of one program, designed to achieve synergistic improvements in physical and emotional BCRL symptoms. People in the treatment group received an exercise and relaxation program, The Breast Cancer Recovery Program (N=16). The control participants (N=16) continued with health professionals' recommendations. Participants were tested at entry, 2.5 weeks, 5 weeks, and 3 months. Treatment group participants, compared with control participants, demonstrated significant treatment effects for improved bioimpedance z, arm flexibility, quality of life, mood at 3 months, and weight loss. Adherence was high for this safe and effective program, which improved lymphedema physical and emotional symptoms.

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ISSN
0272-9490
DOI
10.5014/ajot.64.1.59
pmid
20131565

Abstract

Evidence-based exercise and relaxation recommendations for people with breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) are needed. We report a randomized controlled study of one program, designed to achieve synergistic improvements in physical and emotional BCRL symptoms. People in the treatment group received an exercise and relaxation program, The Breast Cancer Recovery Program (N=16). The control participants (N=16) continued with health professionals' recommendations. Participants were tested at entry, 2.5 weeks, 5 weeks, and 3 months. Treatment group participants, compared with control participants, demonstrated significant treatment effects for improved bioimpedance z, arm flexibility, quality of life, mood at 3 months, and weight loss. Adherence was high for this safe and effective program, which improved lymphedema physical and emotional symptoms.

Journal

The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy AssociationPubmed

Published: Mar 16, 2010

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