Presentation at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, held May 1-4, 2015, in Singapore.
Background: Objective measures of upper limb (UL) function specific to breast cancer survivors (BC) are limited. Motion, strength, and muscular endurance are measurable components of UL function. A clinical test that quantifies these components is needed.
Purpose: This study compares the Upper Limb Lift Test (ULLT) between women with BC and healthy control subjects (HC) at baseline, 1-3 months, and 12+ months post-operatively enrolled in a prospective surveillance trial with early intervention. A secondary purpose was to validate the ULLT by comparing findings to self-reported UL function, symptom distress, and shoulder motion in a group of women with BC and healthy control subjects.
Copyright © 2015, Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Australian Physiotherapy Association
Fisher, Mary Insana; Pfalzer, Lucinda; Levy, Ellen W.; Harrington, Shana; Gerber, Lynn H.; and Stout, Nicole L., "A Comparison of the Upper Limb Lift Test between Women with Breast Cancer and Healthy Control Subjects" (2015). Physical Therapy Faculty Publications. 26.