Kinesio taping versus compression garments for treating breast cancer-related lymphedema: a randomized, cross-over, controlled trial.
Kinesio taping versus compression garments for treating breast cancer-related lymphedema: a randomized, cross-over, controlled trial. Clin Rehabil. 2019 Sep 09;:269215519874107 Authors: Pajero Otero V, García Delgado E, Martín Cortijo C, Romay Barrero HM, de Carlos Iriarte E, Avendaño-Coy J Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of Kinesio taping compared to compression garments during maintenance phase of complex decongestive therapy for breast cancer-related lymphedema. DESIGN: Randomized, cross-over, controlled trial. SETTING: Outpatient tertiary-level hospital rehabilitation setting. SUBJECTS: Randomized sample of 30 women with breast cancer-related lymphedema. INTERVENTIONS: Participants received two interventions, Kinesio taping and compression garment, both lasting four weeks, whose order was randomized by blocks. A four-week washout period was established prior to the interventions and between them. MEASUREMENTS: The main outcome was the lymphedema Relative Volume Change. Secondary outcomes were range of motion of arm joints, self-perception of comfort, and lymphedema-related symptoms (pain, tightness, heaviness, and hardness). RESULTS: The decrease in the Relative Volume Change was greater in the Kinesio taping intervention (-5.7%, SD = 2.0) compared to that observed using compression garments (-3.4%, SD = 2.9) (P
Conditions: Autonomic Nervous System Imbalance; Psychological Distress; Cancer-related Pain; Breast Cancer Lymphedema; Quality of Life Interventions: Device: Andullation; Other: Placebo Sponsor: Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel Recruiting
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