The effects of compression use during exercise in women with breast cancer-related lymphoedema

Singh, Benjamin (2015) The effects of compression use during exercise in women with breast cancer-related lymphoedema. Masters by Research by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

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Compelling evidence demonstrates the importance of regular exercise following breast cancer, and this is particularly important for those who develop breast cancer-related lymphoedema. However, fear of lymphoedema exacerbation and the need to wear compression while exercising present as significant barriers for these women. This Master's research evaluated the need for wearing compression during exercise in women with breast cancer-related lymphoedema. Findings demonstrated that exercise performed without compression does not exacerbate lymphoedema or related symptoms. These findings are clinically relevant as they highlight that compression use during exercise should be prescribed on an individual basis, taking into consideration patient preferences and adherence issues.

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ID Code: 86700
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Publication)
Supervisor: Hayes, Sandi & Peake, Jonathan
Keywords: breast cancer, compression garments, exercise, lymphedema, lymphoedema, resistance exercise
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2016 03:21
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2016 03:21

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