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Early rehabilitation program in postmastectomy patients: a prospective clinical trial

Authors
 Young Moo Na  ;  Jee Sun Lee  ;  Jin Seok Park  ;  Seong Woong Kang  ;  Hy De Lee  ;  Ja Yun Koo 
Citation
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.40(1) : 1-8, 1999 
Journal Title
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL 
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
1999
MeSH
Adult ; Breast Neoplasms/surgery* ; Female ; Humans ; Mastectomy/rehabilitation* ; Middle Aged ; Postoperative Complications ; Prospective Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to determine whether 20 patients who received an early postmastectomy rehabilitation treatment program showed more improvement in range of shoulder motion and functional activities than 13 patients who received instruction for exercise only. Data were obtained at preoperatively, three days after operation, at discharge and at postdischarge one month for each patient on parameters such as range of motion of the ipsilateral shoulder joint, upper extremity circumferential measurements, as well as 10 elements of shoulder function. Postoperatively, both groups showed an increased range of motion of the shoulder joint and improved functional activities, but the group that received postoperative rehabilitation management had a better range of shoulder motion and less difficulty in five items for functional assessment. This study also showed that an early rehabilitation program did not increase postoperative complications. We concluded that an early rehabilitation program or intensive instruction program only by a well-trained physical therapist or physiatrist was beneficial to postmastectomy patients in regaining the function and range of shoulder motion, and significantly better in a rehabilitation group.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.1999.40.1.1
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine (재활의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kang, Seong Woong(강성웅) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7279-3893
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/173802
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