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Effects of a Video Game–Based Program on Women With Lymphedema Secondary to Breast Cancer: Preexperimental Study

Effects of a Video Game–Based Program on Women With Lymphedema Secondary to Breast Cancer:... Objective: To improve the scapulohumeral joint limitations and increase the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in women with lymphedema secondary to breast neoplasms. Methods: A preexperimental design (with pre- and posttest evaluations in only one group) was conducted in a group of 11 women with lymphedema secondary to breast cancer. They received 5 individual weekly sessions of 30 minutes each performed with the Wii console and the Wii Balance Board. Measurements: The Oxford Shoulder Score and the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index were used for the data measurements of both shoulder pain and disability; Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Questionnaire General and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Questionnaire for Breast Cancer were used to evaluate HRQOL; muscle strength was tested with an electronic manual dynamometer and range of motion by manual goniometry. Results: Statistically significant improvements were reported: pain (P = .011), disability (P > .05), HRQOL associated with lymphedema (P = .016), strength (P < .05), and range of articular motion (P < .05). Conclusions: The results suggest that a video game–based program is useful for addressing limitations relating to lymphedema and require further investigation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Effects of a Video Game–Based Program on Women With Lymphedema Secondary to Breast Cancer: Preexperimental Study

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Wolters Kluwer Health
Copyright
© 2021 Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA.
ISSN
2168-3808
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2381-2427
DOI
10.1097/01.reo.0000000000000256
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Abstract

Objective: To improve the scapulohumeral joint limitations and increase the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in women with lymphedema secondary to breast neoplasms. Methods: A preexperimental design (with pre- and posttest evaluations in only one group) was conducted in a group of 11 women with lymphedema secondary to breast cancer. They received 5 individual weekly sessions of 30 minutes each performed with the Wii console and the Wii Balance Board. Measurements: The Oxford Shoulder Score and the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index were used for the data measurements of both shoulder pain and disability; Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Questionnaire General and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Questionnaire for Breast Cancer were used to evaluate HRQOL; muscle strength was tested with an electronic manual dynamometer and range of motion by manual goniometry. Results: Statistically significant improvements were reported: pain (P = .011), disability (P > .05), HRQOL associated with lymphedema (P = .016), strength (P < .05), and range of articular motion (P < .05). Conclusions: The results suggest that a video game–based program is useful for addressing limitations relating to lymphedema and require further investigation.

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Rehabilitation OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Oct 15, 2021

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