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Exercise and Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: Influence of Muscle Group and Sequence on Volume Change in Swollen and Normal Arms

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2009 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Tel Aviv University
Information provided by:
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier:
First received: July 8, 2009
Last updated: August 18, 2009
Last verified: August 2009
Arm exercise influences arm volume and symptoms in breast cancer related lymphedema.

Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer Lymphedema Other: Exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved arm volume measurement [ Time Frame: Weekly for five weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of Life [ Time Frame: Weekly for 5 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: August 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Muscle Group
Other: Exercise
Active Comparator: Sequence
Other: Exercise


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • unilateral arm lymphedema as a result of breast cancer treatment
  • completion of breast cancer treatments
  • arm lymphedema onset 3 months or more after surgery and persistent for at least 6 months
  • in the maintenance phase of lymphedema treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women with recurrent cancer
  • intercurrent diseases affecting the swollen arm
  • lack of understanding of the Hebrew language
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00935714

Contact: Jillian H Bracha, BSc 972-523784551

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Recruiting
Hadera, Israel, 38100
Sub-Investigator: Jillian Bracha, RN         
Principal Investigator: Ehud Sternberg, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Tel Aviv University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof. A. Sternberg, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier: NCT00935714     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0023-09-HYMC
Study First Received: July 8, 2009
Last Updated: August 18, 2009

Keywords provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer related Lymphedema

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Lymphatic Diseases processed this record on August 22, 2017