Postoperative arm massage: a support for women with lymph node dissection.

  title={Postoperative arm massage: a support for women with lymph node dissection.},
  author={Cheryl Forchuk and Pat Baruth and Monique Prendergast and Ronald Holliday and Ruth Bareham and Susan Brimner and Valerie Marie Schulz and Yee Ching Lilian Chan and Nadine V Yammine},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  volume={27 1},
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of arm massage from a significant other following lymph node dissection surgery. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial with a pretest-posttest design. Data were collected prior to surgery, within 24 hours post surgery, within 10 to 14 days post surgery, and 4 months post surgery. SAMPLE 59 women, aged 21 to 78 undergoing lymph node dissection surgery and who had a significant other with them during the postoperative period. METHODS Subjects were… CONTINUE READING

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