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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Manual Therapy Associated With Upper Limb Exercises Vs. Exercises Alone For Shoulder Rehabilitation In Postoperative Breast Cancer
Author: Do Amaral M.T.P.
De Oliveira M.M.F.
Ferreira N.D.O.
Guimaraes R.V.
Sarian L.O.
Gurgel M.S.C.
Abstract: Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of manual therapy (MT) associated with upper limb (UL) exercises in women with impaired shoulder range of motion (ROM) after axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for breast cancer. A randomized, prospective, blinded clinical trial with 131 women with a ROM < 100°for shoulder flexion andor abduction on the first day postoperatively were evaluated. Sixty-six women were allocated to group exercises and 65 underwent the exercises followed by MT. Shoulder ROM was measured by goniometry, and function was evaluated by the Modified-University of California at Los Angeles Shoulder Rating Scalethe UCLA Scale, in the 1st, 6th, 12th, and 18th month after surgery. The chi-square test was used for the relationship between clinical characteristics and oncological treatment between groups, and ANOVA for repeat measures was used. No difference in recovery of shoulder ROM as well as UL function was observed between groups. Improvement in ROM was gradual from the 1st to the 18th month, and the function achieving a good classification at 18th month. MT associated with exercises did not enhance the results obtained with exercises alone for shoulder ROM and ipsilateral UL function. © Copyright Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.3109/09593985.2011.604709
Date Issue: 2012
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