A Comparative Study of Lymphatic Manipulation Versus Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Pump to Reduce Lymphedema and Its Related Functional Limitation in Post Radical Mastectomy.

Neelima, R (2013) A Comparative Study of Lymphatic Manipulation Versus Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Pump to Reduce Lymphedema and Its Related Functional Limitation in Post Radical Mastectomy. Masters thesis, R.V.S. College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore.


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INTRODUCTION : Cancer known medically as a malignant neoplasm, is a broad group of various diseases, all involving unregulated cell growth. In cancer, cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors, and invade nearby parts of the body. The cancer may also spread to more distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system or bloodstream. Not all tumors are cancerous. Benign tumors do not grow uncontrollably, do not invade neighboring tissues, and do not spread throughout the body. There are over 200 different known cancers that afflict humans. Most of all patients with terminal or advanced cancer suffer with poor mental health. Specifically, depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders plague people with advanced or terminal cancer. Women’s health in recent years is more prone to cancer. It is being witnessed that urban population is developing breast cancer more than its rural counterpart. Lifestyle including food, mental health and hormonal imbalance has to be corrected to avoid such risks. Marriage at the right age and timely pregnancies also minimize risk of developing the disease.Cancer is curable if detected early and in terminal stages; it is the quality and not the quantity of life that really matters. Urban Indian women have fewer children and breastfeed them less than their rural counterparts, all of which increases their exposure to oestrogen. OBJECTIVE : To evaluate the outcome of lymphatic manipulation as a component of physical therapy treatment for lymphedema compared to intermittent pneumatic compression pump. To determine whether the lymphatic manipulation or intermittent pneumatic compression pump removes Lymphedema and promotes recovery and improvement of functional activities among individual with secondary Lymphedema. CONCLUSION : A Pre-test, Post-test Experimental study was conducted to compare the effect of lymphatic manipulation and pneumatic compression pump in improving lymphedema for post radical mastectomy. 30 subjects with lymphedema in post radical mastectomy were included in this study by Consecutive sampling and randomly assigned to two groups as Group A and Group B consisting of 15 subjects each. Group A was treated with lymphatic manipulation and Group B was treated with intermittent pneumatic compression pump. Lymphedema were assessed before and after the intervention by tonometry and functioning limitation by questionnaire. When comparing the lymphedema and functional limitation, mean values of Group A and Group B. Group A subjects who received lymphatic manipulation showed more difference than Group B who received intermittent pneumatic compression pump. Hence it is concluded that lymphatic manipulation is more effective than intermittent pneumatic compression pump in reducing lymphedema and functional limitation in post radical mastectomy subjects.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lymphatic Manipulation ; Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Pump ; Reduce Lymphedema ; Functional Limitation ; Post Radical Mastectomy.
Subjects: PHYSIOTHERAPY > Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Selvamani J
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 11:48
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 11:49
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1751

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