A Comparison of Upper Limb Volume Differences in Healthy Women Related to Diagnostic Criterion for Post-Breast Cancer Lymphedema

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159366
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Presentation
Title:
A Comparison of Upper Limb Volume Differences in Healthy Women Related to Diagnostic Criterion for Post-Breast Cancer Lymphedema
Abstract:
A Comparison of Upper Limb Volume Differences in Healthy Women Related to Diagnostic Criterion for Post-Breast Cancer Lymphedema
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Kelly, Debbie
Contact Address:Sinclair School of Nursing, S312, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA
Co-Authors:Jane M. Armer
Lymphedema (LE) as a complication of breast cancer treatment strikes approximately one-third of breast cancer survivors. This is a chronic condition and can have devastating, life-long physical and emotional affects. LE treatment exists that can limit increases in limb volume (LV), but first there must be an accurate diagnosis. The clinically accepted diagnostic criterion has been an upper LV difference (LVD) of > 200 ml generally calculated from sequential circumferential arm measurements. This criterion is based on limited measurements of 15 women in a 1986 British study conducted by Kissin and colleagues. The purpose of the analysis reported here was to examine a larger population (N=38) and either support or not support the 1986 findings. It was hypothesized based on clinical observation that 200 ml LVD may naturally occur in those with no history of breast cancer or lymphedema. The theoretical basis is Orem's theory of nursing practice. All breast cancer survivors are at risk for developing LE and therefore meet Orem's criteria for nursing care whether it is for education, assessment, and/or treatment of lymphedema. The arms of a convenience sample of 38 women with no history of breast cancer were measured using sequential circumferential measurement technique. Each arm was measured three times and the mean volumes of both arms compared for each subject. The analysis showed a range of LVD of 4.9 to 126.5 ml therefore supporting the criterion that breast cancer survivors with LVD > 200 ml may have lymphedema as a complication of breast cancer treatment. AN: MN030002
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Comparison of Upper Limb Volume Differences in Healthy Women Related to Diagnostic Criterion for Post-Breast Cancer Lymphedemaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159366-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Comparison of Upper Limb Volume Differences in Healthy Women Related to Diagnostic Criterion for Post-Breast Cancer Lymphedema</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kelly, Debbie</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Sinclair School of Nursing, S312, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jane M. Armer </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Lymphedema (LE) as a complication of breast cancer treatment strikes approximately one-third of breast cancer survivors. This is a chronic condition and can have devastating, life-long physical and emotional affects. LE treatment exists that can limit increases in limb volume (LV), but first there must be an accurate diagnosis. The clinically accepted diagnostic criterion has been an upper LV difference (LVD) of &gt; 200 ml generally calculated from sequential circumferential arm measurements. This criterion is based on limited measurements of 15 women in a 1986 British study conducted by Kissin and colleagues. The purpose of the analysis reported here was to examine a larger population (N=38) and either support or not support the 1986 findings. It was hypothesized based on clinical observation that 200 ml LVD may naturally occur in those with no history of breast cancer or lymphedema. The theoretical basis is Orem's theory of nursing practice. All breast cancer survivors are at risk for developing LE and therefore meet Orem's criteria for nursing care whether it is for education, assessment, and/or treatment of lymphedema. The arms of a convenience sample of 38 women with no history of breast cancer were measured using sequential circumferential measurement technique. Each arm was measured three times and the mean volumes of both arms compared for each subject. The analysis showed a range of LVD of 4.9 to 126.5 ml therefore supporting the criterion that breast cancer survivors with LVD &gt; 200 ml may have lymphedema as a complication of breast cancer treatment. AN: MN030002</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:56:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:56:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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