Assessment of breast cancer-related arm lymphedema-comparison of physical measurement methods and self-report

Czerniec, S. A., Ward, L. C., Refshauge, K. M., Beith, J,, Lee, M. J., York, S. and Kilbreath, S. L. (2010) Assessment of breast cancer-related arm lymphedema-comparison of physical measurement methods and self-report. Cancer Investigation, 28 1: 54-62. doi:10.3109/07357900902918494


Author Czerniec, S. A.
Ward, L. C.
Refshauge, K. M.
Beith, J,
Lee, M. J.
York, S.
Kilbreath, S. L.
Title Assessment of breast cancer-related arm lymphedema-comparison of physical measurement methods and self-report
Journal name Cancer Investigation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0735-7907
1532-4192
Publication date 2010-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/07357900902918494
Volume 28
Issue 1
Start page 54
End page 62
Total pages 9
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose: To determine the relationship between physical methods of measuring lymphedema and self-reported swelling, their reliability, and standard error of measurement.
Method: Lymphedema in each arm of women with (n = 33) and without (n = 18) unilateral arm lymphedema, secondary to breast cancer was measured by self-report, bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS), perometer, and the truncated cone method. Results: The physical measurement tools were highly reliable (ICC (2,1): 0.94 to 1.00) with high concordance (rc: 0.89 to 0.99). Selfreport correlatedmoderately with physical measurements (r = 0.65 to 0.71) and was moderately reliable (ICC(2,1): 0.70). Conclusions: Lymphedema assessment methods are concordant and reliable but not interchangeable.
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Keyword Bioimpedance spectroscopy
Reliability
Limb circumference
Perometer
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
 
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