Manual Therapy in Postoperative Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
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University of Campinas, Brazil Identifier:
First received: June 9, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2010
History: No changes posted
To evaluate the effectiveness of manual therapy (joint mobilization and massage) combined with kinesiotherapy in women with impaired range of motion after axillary lymph node dissection due to breast cancer regarding the recovery of shoulder range of motion and functionality of the upper limb.

Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Shoulder Joint Limitation
Other: manual therapy, kinesiotherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Manual Therapy in Postoperative Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by University of Campinas, Brazil:

Enrollment: 136
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Manual therapy, kinesiotherapy Other: manual therapy, kinesiotherapy


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • surgery of breast cancer at University of Campinas
  • axillary lymph node dissection
  • injury of shoulder range of motion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • bilateral surgery
  • previous radiotherapy
  • bone metastasis in homolateral upper limb
  • axillary web syndrome
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01142141

University of Campinas
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, 13083881
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Campinas, Brazil
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Maria Teresa Pace do Amaral Identifier: NCT01142141     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 095/2006
Study First Received: June 9, 2010
Last Updated: June 9, 2010
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases processed this record on November 25, 2015