Is physical function a more appropriate measure than volume excess in the assessment of breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL)?

@article{Pain2003IsPF,
  title={Is physical function a more appropriate measure than volume excess in the assessment of breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL)?},
  author={Simon J. Pain and Sarah L. Vowler and Anand David Purushotham},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={39 15},
  pages={2168-72}
}
The aim of this study was to objectively measure impairment of arm function in women with breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL), and investigate possible associations between this, arm volume excess, and psychological morbidity as measured by the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item short form (SF-36) questionnaire. A total of 48 patients were recruited. Manual dexterity was significantly impaired in the affected arm, independent of dominant or non-dominant arm involvement, but was not associated… CONTINUE READING

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