Last updated on February 2018

Myofascial Induction in Breast Cancer Survivors


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study was to show the immediate effects of myofascial induction on perceived pain and anxiety, cervical/shoulder range of motion and mood state in breast cancer survivors suffering shoulder/arm morbidity.

Detailed Study Description

Background: To investigate the immediate effects of myofascial induction on perceived pain and anxiety, cervical/shoulder range of motion and mood state in breast cancer survivors suffering shoulder/arm morbidity.

Methods: Randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study. Twenty-one enrolled participants who had a diagnosis of breast cancer stage I-IIIA and had completed adjuvant therapy except hormonal treatment. The study consisted of two intervention sessions of 30 minutes separated by a wash-up period of 4 weeks. The interventions consisted of a Myofascial Induction (experimental group) or placebo pulsed shortwave therapy (control group). The main outcome measures were: Visual Analogue Scale for pain and anxiety, shoulder-cervical goniometry for range of motion, Profile of Mood States for psychological distress and Attitudes Toward Massage Scale.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02859168

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