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Predicting Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema Using Self-Reported Symptoms
ObjectivesThis study aimed to determine the accuracy of using self-reported signs and symptoms to identify the presence of lymphedema as well as the usefulness of identifying clinically measurable… Expand
A comparison of four diagnostic criteria for lymphedema in a post-breast cancer population.
BACKGROUND Breast cancer survivors are at life-time risk of developing lymphedema (LE). The goal of this research was to describe LE incidence over time among women treated for breast cancer. … Expand
Upper‐body morbidity after breast cancer
The purpose of this paper is to review the incidence of upper‐body morbidity (arm and breast symptoms, impairments, and lymphedema), methods for diagnosis, and prevention and treatment strategies. It… Expand
Complementary and alternative medicine use among women with breast cancer: a systematic review.
Patients with breast cancer use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) despite the fact that no studies have shown altered disease progression attributable to CAM use. The purpose of this… Expand
Lymphedema beyond breast cancer
Secondary lymphedema is a debilitating, chronic, progressive condition that commonly occurs after the treatment of breast cancer. The purpose of the current study was to perform a systematic review… Expand
The Problem of Post-Breast Cancer Lymphedema: Impact and Measurement Issues
- J. Armer
- Cancer investigation
- 1 January 2005
Breast cancer treatment is recognized as the most common cause of secondary lymphedema (LE) in the developed countries of the world. LE occurs as both an acute and chronic health condition in which… Expand
Lymphedema following breast cancer treatment, including sentinel lymph node biopsy.
To compare the occurrence, signs, and symptoms of lymphedema (LE) the arms of women after axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), combined SLNB and ALND (Both), or… Expand
Elderly relocation to a congregate setting: factors influencing adjustment.
- J. Armer
- Psychology, Medicine
- Issues in mental health nursing
- 1 April 1993
As the trend in relocation to congregate housing continues, protecting the well-being of relocating elderly becomes a major concern. The relationships of perceived choice, predictability, perceived… Expand
Minimal limb volume change has a significant impact on breast cancer survivors.
We sought to define the incidence, risk factors, symptoms, and quality of life (QOL) outcomes associated with various degrees of postoperative limb volume change (LVC). A prospective cohort study was… Expand
Definition of Health and Health Promotion Behaviors Among Midwestern Old Order Amish Families
OBJECTIVES: To investigate health beliefs and behaviors among Old Order Amish. METHODS.87 Old Order Amish adults. Open-ended questions and quantitative measures Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile… Expand