UPPER EXTREMITY FUNCTION IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH BREAST CANCER-RELATED LYMPHEDEMA: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY


ÖZDEMİR O. , BORMAN P. , YAMAN A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, cilt.21, sa.2, ss.134-142, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.31086/tjgeri.2018239388
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.134-142

Özet

Introduction: Lymphedema is a common complication following breast cancer treatment with physical and pyschosocial consequences. The detrimental effects of lymphedema may become more disabiling in conjuction with the aging process. The aim of the study was to evaluate upper extremity function in elderly with breast cancer-related lymphedema and investigate the associations between upper limb function and demographic/clinical characteristics.