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PURPOSE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the effect of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), physical exercise (PE), and of these two interventions combined (CBT/PE) on menopausal symptoms (primary outcome), body image, sexual functioning, psychological well-being, and health-related quality of life (secondary outcomes) in patients with breast cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore relationships between shoulder complaints after neck dissection, shoulder disability, and quality of life. To find clinical predictors for mid- to long-term shoulder disability. STUDY DESIGN Prospective. PATIENTS AND METHODS Shoulder pain, shoulder mobility, and shoulder droop, as well as scores on shoulder disability questionnaire(More)
BACKGROUND Complication rates after inguinal lymph node dissection (ILND) are high. Risk factors for early wound complications after ILND in patients with penile carcinoma have not yet been studied. OBJECTIVES To assess the frequency of early wound complications in a contemporary series and to identify clinical risk factors for early wound complications(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Wound complications occur frequently after inguinal lymph node dissection (ILND) in melanoma patients. Evidence on risk factors for complications is scarce and inconsistent. This study assessed wound complication rates after ILND and investigated associated risk factors, in the melanoma unit of a specialised cancer hospital. (More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer-related lymphoedema can be a debilitating long-term sequela of breast cancer treatment. Several studies have investigated the effectiveness of different treatment strategies to reduce the risk of breast cancer-related lymphoedema. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of conservative (non-surgical and non-pharmacological) interventions(More)
BACKGROUND It is the purpose of this study to determine the incidence of shoulder pain and restricted range of motion of the shoulder after neck dissection, and to identify risk factors for the development of shoulder pain and restricted range of motion. METHODS Clinical patients who underwent a neck dissection completed a questionnaire assessing shoulder(More)
OBJECTIVE Only between 25% and 50% of patients invited to participate in clinical trial-based physical exercise programs during cancer treatment agree to do so. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated significantly with the decision (not) to participate in a randomized controlled trial of physical exercise during adjuvant chemotherapy(More)
Graduated compression stockings have been advocated for prevention of lymphedema after inguinal lymph node dissection (ILND) although scientific evidence of their efficacy in preventing lymphedema is lacking. The primary objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of class II compression stockings for the prevention of lymphedema in cancer patients(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the effectiveness of a low-intensity, home-based physical activity program (Onco-Move) and a moderate- to high-intensity, combined supervised resistance and aerobic exercise program (OnTrack) versus usual care (UC) in maintaining or enhancing physical fitness, minimizing fatigue, enhancing health-related quality of life, and optimizing(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies showed that exercise in cancer patients is feasible and may reduce fatigue and improve physical fitness and quality of life. However, many previous studies had methodological weaknesses related to trial design, sample size, comparison group, outcome measures, short follow-up durations and programme content. PURPOSE This paper(More)