Awareness of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation among Pre and Post Surgical Breast Cancer Patients – A Survey

Authors : Gauri G. Kamer; Dr. Shweta P. Pachpute

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 8 - August

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Background: Breast cancer is the most common cancer and also the primary cause of mortality due to cancer in females all around the globe. There is a huge difference in breast cancer survival rates worldwide, with an estimated 5 year survival of 80% in developed countries and below 40 % in developing countries. Physical therapy Rehabilitation is effective and safe in the management of pre and post surgical breast cancer patients.Physiotherapy intervention empower patients in the management of their symptoms, side effects of treatment or recovery from surgery. Pre Surgical Physiotherapy Management is equally important that of the Post Surgical Physiotherapy Management.With the increasing number of females diagnosed with breast cancer and surviving it, quality of life outcomes are increasing in importance with numerous studies supporting physical activity and its positive impact. It is important to aware patients about physical therapy techniques and its effects to voluntary participate in rehabilitation, it creates lot of difference in the quality of life of cancer patients.Aim : To Study the Awareness of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation among Pre and Post Surgical Breast Cancer Patients.The study involves 370 females diagnosed cases of Breast cancer which includes 185 pre and post surgical breast patients respectively.They voluntarily participated in the study by answering a structured questionnaire. Approval were taken from the Oncologist for collecting the patients data from their hospitals, in persons well as telephonically, these questionnaire was collected through google forms and Social media (Gmail and Whatsapp links) around Pune (India).Conclusion : The pre and post surgical breast cancer patients both were less aware of the physical therapy rehabilitation in breast cancer.They did knew about physical therapy treatments but didn’t have enough knowledge about the physical therapy rehabilitation in breast cancer.

Keywords : Awareness, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Rehabilitation, Pre Surgical Breast Cancer Patients, Post Surgical Breast Cancer Patients.


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