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RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 292-295


Comparison of health related quality of life among female patients who had received early versus delayed physiotherapy after modified radical mastectomy

Samrood Akram, Hafiza Sana Ashraf, Bilal Umar, Maria Sohail, Haris Farooq, Myda Tahir.

Abstract
Objective: To juxtapose the difference in quality of life in female participants who received early physiotherapy versus delayed physiotherapy treatment after modified radical mastectomy (MRM).
Methodology: This comparative cross sectional study included 281 females who were diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with MRM was recruited using non-probability convenience sampling technique. They were taken from Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Inmol Hospital, Ganga Ram Hospital and Fatima Memorial Hospital Lahore after taking ethical permission from the respective departments. Duration of the study was 6 months. Informed consent was taken from participants. All patients were given a standard questionnaire (SF-36) regarding quality of life to fill. For data analysis, SPSS 17 was used with an independent T-test.
Results: Out of 281 women, 28.8% were between 40 to 45 years, 21.4% between 46 to 45 years, 22.4 % between 51 to 55 years and 27.4% between 56 to 60 years of age. Majority (55.2%) had their right side involved and 48.1% had received early physical therapy after MRM. Results of all eight domains of SF-36 were highly significant between early and delayed physiotherapy (p=0.00).
Conclusion: Early physiotherapy was more helpful as compared to delayed physiotherapy in order to improve health related quality of life of breast cancer patients after modified radical mastectomy.

Key words: Quality of life, modified radical mastectomy, early physical therapy.


 
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Akram S, Ashraf HS, Umar B, Sohail M, Farooq H, Tahir M. Comparison of health related quality of life among female patients who had received early versus delayed physiotherapy after modified radical mastectomy. RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 292-295.


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Akram S, Ashraf HS, Umar B, Sohail M, Farooq H, Tahir M. Comparison of health related quality of life among female patients who had received early versus delayed physiotherapy after modified radical mastectomy. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=13490 [Access: June 12, 2021].


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Akram S, Ashraf HS, Umar B, Sohail M, Farooq H, Tahir M. Comparison of health related quality of life among female patients who had received early versus delayed physiotherapy after modified radical mastectomy. RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 292-295.



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Akram S, Ashraf HS, Umar B, Sohail M, Farooq H, Tahir M. Comparison of health related quality of life among female patients who had received early versus delayed physiotherapy after modified radical mastectomy. RMJ. (2021), [cited June 12, 2021]; 46(2): 292-295.



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Akram, S., Ashraf, . H. S., Umar, . B., Sohail, . M., Farooq, . H. & Tahir, . M. (2021) Comparison of health related quality of life among female patients who had received early versus delayed physiotherapy after modified radical mastectomy. RMJ, 46 (2), 292-295.



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Akram, Samrood, Hafiza Sana Ashraf, Bilal Umar, Maria Sohail, Haris Farooq, and Myda Tahir. 2021. Comparison of health related quality of life among female patients who had received early versus delayed physiotherapy after modified radical mastectomy. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (2), 292-295.



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Akram, Samrood, Hafiza Sana Ashraf, Bilal Umar, Maria Sohail, Haris Farooq, and Myda Tahir. "Comparison of health related quality of life among female patients who had received early versus delayed physiotherapy after modified radical mastectomy." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 292-295.



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Akram, Samrood, Hafiza Sana Ashraf, Bilal Umar, Maria Sohail, Haris Farooq, and Myda Tahir. "Comparison of health related quality of life among female patients who had received early versus delayed physiotherapy after modified radical mastectomy." Rawal Medical Journal 46.2 (2021), 292-295. Print.



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Akram, S., Ashraf, . H. S., Umar, . B., Sohail, . M., Farooq, . H. & Tahir, . M. (2021) Comparison of health related quality of life among female patients who had received early versus delayed physiotherapy after modified radical mastectomy. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (2), 292-295.








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