The effects of upper limb exercise through yoga on limb swelling in Chinese breast cancer survivors - A pilot study

Yen Ting Lai, City C. Hsieh, Li Sheng Huang, Wen Sheng Liu*, Shu Huan Lin, Ling Li Wang, Shyh Fang Chen, Chih Ching Lin

*此作品的通信作者

研究成果: Article同行評審

9 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

Purpose: Breast cancer is the most common female cancer. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of yoga on lymphedema in breast cancer survivors. Design: Repeated measures before and after the intervention. We enrolled 15 women with breast cancer who had not previously worn elastic clothing to treat lymphedema. Methods: The program was led by a certified trainer and consisted of 60-minute sessions, three times a week for 12 weeks. The volumes of the affected and normal limbs were measured. A self-assessed edema score was also recorded. Findings: Fifteen patients completed the program, none of whom suffered from complications related to exercise. There was no significant edema after exercise. No significant differences were noted in subgroup analysis by age or the affected arm. Conclusions: Yoga does not induce lymphedema. Clinical Relevance: Lymphedema is usually treated with uncomfortable elastic clothing, and high-resistance exercise may induce edema. Yoga may be suitable for these patients.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)46-54
頁數9
期刊Rehabilitation Nursing
42
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 1 1月 2017

指紋

深入研究「The effects of upper limb exercise through yoga on limb swelling in Chinese breast cancer survivors - A pilot study」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。

引用此