Is Xbox 360 Kinect-based virtual reality training as effective as standard physiotherapy in patients undergoing breast cancer surgery?

This study aimed to investigate the potential effects of early postoperative virtual reality (VR) therapy on pain, range of motion (ROM), muscle strength, functionality, and fear of movement.MethodsForty women with breast cancer who had undergone unilateral mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection and who were receiving adjuvant therapy were included in the study and randomly assigned to two groups: the Kinect-based rehabilitation group (KBRG) and the standardized physical therapy group (SPTG). The KBRG (n = 20) received VR therapy using Xbox Kinect-based games and the SPTG (n = 20) received standard physiotherapy. Study subjects were assessed at baseline and after the 6-week treatment. Outcome measures were pain (visual analogue scale), grip strength (dynamometer), functionality (disabilities of the arm shoulder and hand questionnaire), muscle strength (handheld dyn amometer), ROM (digital goniometer), and fear of movement (Tampa kinesiophobia scale (TKS)).ResultsBoth groups detectedsignificant changes in pain, ROM, muscle strength, grip strength, functionality, and TKS scores after the treatment (p 
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Conditions:   Breast Cancer;   Breast Cancer Female;   Breast Cancer Lymphedema;   Breast Carcinoma in Situ;   Hand Grasp;   Pain, Shoulder Interventions:   Other: Tissue Dielectric Constant Measurement;   Other: Muscle strength measurement;   Other: Hand-Grip Strength Measurement;   Other: Pain Threshold Measurement;   Other: International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Short Form (IPAQ-SF);   Other: Fatigue Impact Scale;   O the...
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This study aimed to identify subgroups of breast cancer survivors with the SC of pain, fatigue, and psychological distress, and to examine sociodemographic and clinical characteristics associated with this SC.MethodsData were obtained from a nationwide survey of breast cancer survivors (N = 834). Exhaustive enumeration of possible combination of the three binary variables (pain, fatigue, psychological distress) was conducted. They were identified using the recommended threshold for the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Fatigue Questionnaire, and a score of one or more o n a numeric rating scale for p...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeRecently,the utility of the Kinect sensor –based reachable workspace analysis system for measuring upper extremity outcomes of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal diseases has been demonstrated. Here, we investigated its usefulness for assessing upper extremity dysfunction in breast cancer patients.MethodsTwenty unilateral breast cancer patients were enrolled. Upper extremity active range of motion was captured by the Kinect sensor, and reachable workspace relative surface areas (RSAs) were obtained. The QuickDASH was completed to assess upper extremity disability. General and breast cancer –specif...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
DiscussionIn view of the high prevalence of breast cancer among women, the implementation of a specific protocol of Pilates solo and belly dancing for patients with breast cancer is important, considering the necessity to improve their physical and psychological quality of life. Pilates solo and belly dancing are two types of physical activity that involve mental and physical concentration, music, upper limb movements, femininity, and social involvement. An intervention with these two physical activities could offer options of supportive care to women with breast cancer undergoing treatment, with the aim being to improve p...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This article explores the reasons women are underserved and underscreened, including cost, examination-associated pain, and inconvenience, as well as possible solutions to these and other barriers to screening mammography. The needs of special patient populations, such as women with disabilities, also are addressed, along with general measures for encouraging mammography screening participation, including patient education, reminders, and support from health care professionals. PMID: 32060093 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Radiologic Technology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiol Technol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Intermittent pneumatic compression seems to add no benefit when combined with complex decongestive treatment of lymphoedema, but, may be functional in reducing the sensations of heaviness and tightness for the patients with pitting oedema. PMID: 31795748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
Impingement pain in breast cancer survivors influences functional task performance and may be more important to consider than self-reported disability when evaluating pain and potential injury development.
Source: Clinical Biomechanics - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
io FF Abstract BACKGROUND: Each year, the number of breast cancer (BC) cases increases in Brazil and worldwide. In addition, BC affects women of working age who need to resume their jobs after treatments. This is an observational, cross-sectional study that investigated the association of physical symptoms and work tasks with upper limb disability and return to work in BC survivors. METHODS: Sociodemographic, labor, clinical and surgical aspects, and physical incapacity of the upper limbs of 62 women diagnosed with BC were evaluated through a questionnaire of our own and the disability of the arm, shoulder, a...
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
AbstractThere is limited evidence regarding the combined effect of exercise and compression garment on breast cancer –related lymphedema (BCRL). Therefore, we investigate the effect of low-intensity resistance training alone or in combination with a compression garment on lymphedema volume, self-reported lymphedema symptoms, and shoulder mobility and function. A total of 60 women with unilateral BCRL were random ly assigned to low-intensity resistance exercises (Rex group,n = 30) or exercises and compression garment (Rex-Com-group,n = 30). Both groups take part in exercises program consist...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionIBE would be more appropriate to start the rehabilitation for BCSs and CSE would be effective after the pain has improved.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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