Effect of CDT and IPC in Secondary Upper Extremity Lymphedema in Women Post Breast Cancer Surgery on Anxiety, Depression and Quality of Life


  • Bhavna Anand 1 , Ruchika Kalra2 , Harshita Sharma3




CDT, IPC, lymphedema, LYQLI, HADS


Objective: To study the effect of complex decongestive therapy and intermittent pneumatic compression
on the secondary upper extremity lymphedema in women post breast cancer surgery on anxiety, depression,
and quality of life.
Methodology: 15 women with unilateral lymphedema post breast cancer surgery with the age of 18 years
were included in the study. Women have observed pre-intervention and measured for lymphedema, they
were provided with the CDT and IPC as the intervention which was followed on the 1st, 7th ,and 14th day of
intervention and measured post-intervention on the basis of questionnaires for quality of life, anxiety ,and
depression. The subjects were excluded with bilateral lymphedema, men with breast cancer ,and no lower
extremity lymphedema. The improvement was calculated with measurement of arm, LYQLI ,and HADS
Results: There was a significant improvement that was seen in from pre-intervention and the 14th day of
intervention followed with CDT and IPC. The LYQLI was measured in the physical, psychological and
practical concerns where the significant improvement was seen on the 14th day and no difference on 1st day
whereas the HADS having parameters of anxiety and depression shows improvement on the 7th and 14th day
of intervention and no difference on 1st day.
Conclusion: The statistical analysis software was used for all the analyses and result s were found for all the
analysis and results were found to be significant at 5% level The result came to be significant in the case and
useful on the 14th day of the intervention

Author Biography

Bhavna Anand 1 , Ruchika Kalra2 , Harshita Sharma3

Teaching Associate , 2 BPT Student, 3
Physiotherapist at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Amity Institute of
Physiotherapy, Amity University, Noida, U.P