Evaluation of Posture and Quality of Life in Females Undergone Modified Radical Mastectomy: A Research Protocol
Keywords:Posture , Quality of Life , Modified Radical Mastectomy.
Modified radical mastectomy performed for CA breast is a life modifying surgery for most women. It creates
a profound impact on the quality of life enjoyed by the women. Body image in patients with breast cancer
differs from all other cancers. The assessment of quality of life after modified radical mastectomy for early
breast cancer patients using the World Health Organization Quality of Life-Brief Questionnaire (WHOQOLBREF) .
Women suffers from day to day activities. Postures become impaired. Postural changes, such as increase in
thoracic kyphosis , scoliosis leads to poor postural habits. There is also decrease in shoulder range of motion
, scapular muscles weakness . Contractures may develop in axilla after surgery. Breast cancer survivors have
muscle weakness of upper limb are Pectoralis major, serratus anterior, upper trapezius, rhomboid muscles,
latissimus dorsi .
Spine alignment also may effect due to poor posture. Women with Modified Radical mastectomy may have
some social phobia . Anxiety, stress level may increase. Women may have fear of recurrence. Because of this
factors , there is impaired Quality of Life in Women.
Conclusion: Breast cancer is a serious disease that reduces the quality of life, particularly in physical domain
and in the emotional area. Oncological disease is becoming a disease for a lifetime. It connected with the
constant fear of cancer recurrence and the consequences of treatment.
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