What is the effectiveness of non-surgical lymphedema interventions in people with a history of breast cancer in increasing ability to participate in ADLs?

dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Abigail
dc.contributor.authorHannah, Hall
dc.contributor.cuauthorConnolly, Abigail
dc.contributor.cuauthorHannah, Hall
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-02T12:27:43Z
dc.date.available2021-05-02T12:27:43Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-01
dc.degree.disciplineOccupational Therapy (ot program)
dc.degree.grantorCreighton University Department of Occupational Therapy
dc.degree.levelOTD (Doctor of Occupational Therapy)
dc.degree.nameDoctor of Occupational Therapy
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research was to determine the effectiveness of non-surgical lymphedema interventions in people with a history of breast cancer in increasing ability to participate in ADLS. Participants were chosen that were female with a history of breast cancer, who were 18 years or older, and who presented with mild to moderate breast cancer related lymphedema. A literature review was conducted and evidence table was created, only including the following: resources that were Level I RTCs, resources that used the functional outcome measure of the Disabilities of Arm, Should, and Hand questionnaire (DASH) or the Quick-Dash (Q-DASH), and articles that were less than 8 years old. Results indicated that exercise programs can be an integral component of lymphedema management without exacerbating symptoms. Additionally, self-lymphatic drainage paired with a compression bandage, patient education, or an exercise program were effective interventions in the promotion of a reduction in lymphedema quantity in the affected limb. Further research should be conducted to indicate the exact dosage and frequency of non-surgical lymphedema interventions that generalize to a more diverse population.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/130335
dc.publisherCreighton University
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, NE
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton University
dc.rights.holderConnolly, Abigail
dc.rights.holderHall, Hannah
dc.titleWhat is the effectiveness of non-surgical lymphedema interventions in people with a history of breast cancer in increasing ability to participate in ADLs?
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