Clarification of health-related QOL-related factors for breast cancer patients: Influence on the range of shoulder joint movement and subjective postoperative symptoms Tetsuya Sano 1,2 , Ryota Izumi 3 , Motohiro Ogawa 4 , Shinichi Noto 5 1Department of Rehabilitation, Suzukake Health Care Hospital 2Doctor Course, Major in Health and Welfare, Graduate School of Niigata University of Health and Welfare 3Department of Occupational Therapy, Seirei Christopher University 4Department of Rehabilitation, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine 5Department of Occupational Therapy, Niigata University of Health and Welfare Keyword: 乳がん , 健康関連QOL , 肩関節 , Breast cancer , Health-related QOL , Shoulder joint pp.276-284
Published Date 2018/6/15
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 52 post-operative breast cancer patients undergoing occupational therapy during hospitalization were investigated. Temporal changes for 3 months from pre-operation to post-operation in terms of the range of shoulder joint movement (flexion of shoulder joint/abduction angle), postoperative subjective symptoms (pain of surgical site/stretched feeling/feelings of anxiety), and health-related QOL (HRQOL) scale: FACT-B and EQ-5D-5L, were examined, along with HRQOL-related factors. As a result, the range of shoulder joint movement was significantly decreased even from pre-operation to 3 months after surgery, but the subjective symptoms were significantly improved in the third month after surgery. Considering the results from a multi-regression analysis, anxiety during the first and third month after surgery was extracted as a significant variable in terms of factors influencing on FACT-B/EQ-5D-5L. Thus, functional aspects and postoperative subjective symptoms could possibly influence the improvement of HRQOL.

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