Fisioterapia supervisionada nas mulheres em radioterapia para o câncer de mama

1Citations
Citations of this article
41Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
Get full text

Abstract

Objective: to evaluate the effect of physical therapy on the range of motion of the shoulders and perimetry of the upper limbs in women treated with radiotherapy for breast cancer. Methods: a total of 35 participants were randomized into two groups, with 18 in the control group (CG) and 17 in the study group (SG). Both of the groups underwent three evaluations to assess the range of motion of the shoulders and perimetry of the upper limbs, and the study group underwent supervised physical therapy for the upper limbs. Results: the CG had deficits in external rotation in evaluations 1, 2, and 3, whereas the SG had deficits in flexion, abduction, and external rotation in evaluation 1. The deficit in abduction was recovered in evaluation 2, whereas the deficits in all movements were recovered in evaluation 3. No significant differences in perimetry were observed between the groups. Conclusion: the applied supervised physical therapy was effective in recovering the deficit in abduction after radiotherapy, and the deficits in flexion and external rotation were recovered within two months after the end of radiotherapy. Registration number of the clinical trial: NCT02198118.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Leal, N. F. B. da S., De Oliveira, H. F., & Carrara, H. H. A. (2016). Fisioterapia supervisionada nas mulheres em radioterapia para o câncer de mama. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, 24. https://doi.org/10.1590/1518-8345.0702.2755

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free