Physical and psychological impairments of women with upper limb lymphedema following breast cancer treatment.

@article{Chachaj2010PhysicalAP,
  title={Physical and psychological impairments of women with upper limb lymphedema following breast cancer treatment.},
  author={Angelika Chachaj and Krzysztof Małyszczak and Krystian Stanisław Pyszel and Joanna Lukas and Radosław Tarkowski and Marek M Pudełko and Ryszard Andrzejak and Andrzej Szuba},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={299-305}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to identify factors associated with worse physical and emotional functioning of breast cancer survivors with upper extremity lymphedema. METHODS 1250 sets of questionnaires consisting of WHO-DAS II, EORTC QLQ-C30, EORTC QLQ-BR23 and GHQ-30 were mailed to women who underwent a breast cancer surgery at the Lower Silesian Oncology Center in Poland between January 1998 and December 2005. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS The response rate was 33.47%. 117 women were… CONTINUE READING