EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED EXERCISE PROTOCOL IN BREAST CANCER PATIENTS – PRE AND POST TEST DESIGN
Keywords:Breast Cancer, Self Confidence, Exercise Therapy.
Title : “EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED EXERCISE PROTOCOL IN BREAST CANCER PATIENTS – PRE AND POST TEST DESIGN.”
Background: Post-operative breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment shows complications like reduced shoulder ROM, and reduced function of upper extremity. Physiotherapy plays an important role in prevention and treatment of such complications.
Methodology: Interventional study was done on 20 Breast cancer women undergoing Radiotherapy treatment in Dr. Vikhe Patil Memorial Hospital, Ahmednagar. Convenient sampling method was used. The Self Confidence was assessed using Rosen Berg Self Esteem Scale, ROM (Goniometer) and pectorals tightness (Plastic transparent right angle scale).
Result: When shoulder Joint ROM was compared between 1st day with 3rd week for Flexion (p= 0.002), For Extension, Internal and External rotation (p?0.0001), Abduction (p=0.0003) showed significant improvement in extensibility. Similarly, for pectoral tightness (p?0.0001) showed significant improvement in extensibility. For Self-Confidence (p?0.0001) showed extreme improvement.
Conclusion: This study concludes that, there’s an effect of structured exercise protocol in improving ROM of shoulder joint, extensibility of pectoral muscle and Self-Confidence.
Key Words: Breast Cancer, Self Confidence, Exercise Therapy.
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