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RMJ. 2017; 42(1): 86-89

Effectiveness of physiotherapy on quality of life after breast cancer surgery

Farah Shaheen, Maryam Shabbir, Bilal umar, Umair Ahmed.

Objective: To evaluate the physiotherapy effectiveness in breast cancer patients after mastectomy in enhancing wellbeing related personal satisfaction in post mastectomy patients.
Methodology: This study was conducted at Inmol Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. A total 60 breast cancer patients between the age of 35 to 65 after mastectomy were included in the study using purposive sampling technique. A guided activity proposition was set to every patient with comprehensive design, sessions and frequencies of all activities. Information was gathered utilizing SF-36 wellbeing study before and after 12 weeks of therapy.
Results: There was a huge difference between physical and mental component summary of these patients before and after physiotherapy treatment.
Conclusion: A physiotherapy system was useful in improving personal satisfaction in post mastectomy malignancy patients.

Key words: Breast cancer, mastectomy, quality of life.

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