Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorSilliman, Rebecca A.
dc.contributor.authorProut, Marianne N.
dc.contributor.authorField, Terry S.
dc.contributor.authorKalish, Susan C.
dc.contributor.authorColton, Theodore
dc.date2022-08-11T08:09:21.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T16:27:49Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T16:27:49Z
dc.date.issued1999-03-16
dc.date.submitted2011-10-21
dc.identifier.citationBreast Cancer Res Treat. 1999 Mar;54(1):25-30. DOI: 10.1023/A:1006159720583
dc.identifier.issn0167-6806 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1006159720583
dc.identifier.pmid10369077
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/36873
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To identify risk factors for a decline in upper body function following treatment for early stage breast cancer. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional observational study of 213 women > 55 years of age newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer interviewed three to five months following their definitive surgery. Patients were classified as having impaired upper body function related to their breast cancer treatment if: 1) they reported having no difficulty in performing any of three tasks requiring upper body function (pushing or pulling large objects; lifting objects weighing more than 10 pounds; and reaching or extending arms above shoulder level) prior to treatment, but reported that any of these tasks were somewhat or very difficult in the four weeks prior to interview, or 2) they reported that performing any of the three tasks requiring upper body function was somewhat difficult prior to treatment, but reported that any of these tasks were very difficult in the four weeks prior to interview. RESULTS: In multiple logistic regression models, both the extent and type of primary tumor therapy and cardiopulmonary comorbidity were significantly associated with a decline in upper body function following breast cancer treatment. CONCLUSION: Given the critical importance of upper body function in maintaining independent living, clinicians should consider the functional consequences of treatment when they discuss treatment options and post-operative care with older women who have early stage breast cancer.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=10369077&dopt=Abstract">Link to Article in PubMed</a>
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1006159720583
dc.subjectAge Factors
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectArm
dc.subjectBody Mass Index
dc.subjectBreast Neoplasms
dc.subjectCohort Studies
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studies
dc.subjectEducational Status
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHeart Diseases
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectLogistic Models
dc.subjectLung Diseases
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectMultivariate Analysis
dc.subjectMuscle Weakness
dc.subjectPostoperative Complications
dc.subjectRisk Factors
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectPrimary Care
dc.titleRisk factors for a decline in upper body function following treatment for early stage breast cancer
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleBreast cancer research and treatment
dc.source.volume54
dc.source.issue1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/meyers_pp/254
dc.identifier.contextkey2307215
html.description.abstract<p>PURPOSE: To identify risk factors for a decline in upper body function following treatment for early stage breast cancer.</p> <p>METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional observational study of 213 women > 55 years of age newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer interviewed three to five months following their definitive surgery. Patients were classified as having impaired upper body function related to their breast cancer treatment if: 1) they reported having no difficulty in performing any of three tasks requiring upper body function (pushing or pulling large objects; lifting objects weighing more than 10 pounds; and reaching or extending arms above shoulder level) prior to treatment, but reported that any of these tasks were somewhat or very difficult in the four weeks prior to interview, or 2) they reported that performing any of the three tasks requiring upper body function was somewhat difficult prior to treatment, but reported that any of these tasks were very difficult in the four weeks prior to interview.</p> <p>RESULTS: In multiple logistic regression models, both the extent and type of primary tumor therapy and cardiopulmonary comorbidity were significantly associated with a decline in upper body function following breast cancer treatment.</p> <p>CONCLUSION: Given the critical importance of upper body function in maintaining independent living, clinicians should consider the functional consequences of treatment when they discuss treatment options and post-operative care with older women who have early stage breast cancer.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathmeyers_pp/254
dc.contributor.departmentMeyers Primary Care Institute
dc.source.pages25-30


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record