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Domiciliary Physiotherapy in Women Undergoing Treatment for Breast Cancer Radiation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01940107
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 11, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 11, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Helio Carrara, University of Sao Paulo

Brief Summary:
To observe the effect of domiciliary physiotherapy on the upper limb applied during the period of radiotherapy in women submitted to surgical and radiotherapy for breast cancer. The parameters evaluated were: shoulder range of movement (ROM) and arm circumference. There was significant difference between the ipsilateral and contralateral limbs for flexion, abduction and external rotation. There was no difference in perimetry in either group

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Pain Other: evaluations Procedure: Protocol of physiotherapy exercises Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 36 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Domiciliary Physiotherapy in Women Undergoing Treatment for Breast Cancer Radiation
Study Start Date : August 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Control Group (CG)
Control Group, which were subjected only to evaluations and to no exercise
Other: evaluations
Only evaluations

Experimental: Study Group (SG)
Study group (SG), was oriented to perform domiciliary exercises for the upper limbs.
Procedure: Protocol of physiotherapy exercises
Oriented domiciliary physiotherapeutic exercises




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Recovery of shoulder range of movements (ROM) and prevention of arm lymphedema [ Time Frame: 90 days ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • be diagnosed with unilateral breast cancer;
  • be submitted to surgical and radiation treatment as part of the treatment for breast cancer.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with neurological or orthopedic diseases that could impair the upper limb movements
  • bilateral breast cancer;
  • prior thoracic radiotherapy;
  • presence of distant metastasis.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01940107


Locations
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Brazil
Hospital das Clínicas de Ribeirão Preto da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo
Ribeirão Preto, Saõ Paulo, Brazil, 14049900
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo

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Responsible Party: Helio Carrara, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Sao Paulo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01940107     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: hhacarra
First Posted: September 11, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 11, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013

Keywords provided by Helio Carrara, University of Sao Paulo:
breast cancer,
radiotherapy,
physical therapy,
upper limb

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Shoulder Pain
Bursitis
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Arthralgia
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms