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Virtual Reality Versus Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation on Postmastectomy Lymphedema

2019-12-06 00:24:33 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study aimed to compare the therapeutic efficacy of VR and PNF on lymphedema and function in unilateral post-mastectomy lymphedema (UPML) patients. The patients were subdivided into two equal groups, 15 in each. Fifteen patients performed virtual reality-based exercises plus complete decongestive therapy, while the other fifteen patients performed proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation plus complete decongestive therapy. The volume difference between normal and affected limbs was calculated before and after eight sessions of treatment for both groups by using the circumferential method. And the upper limb function was assessed before and after eight sessions of treatment for both groups by using the Arabic version of the Quick DASH scale.

Study Design

Conditions

Postmastectomy Lymphedema

Intervention

virtual reality, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, complete decogestive therapy

Location

faculty of physical therapy, Cairo university
Giza
Egypt
11432

Status

Completed

Source

Cairo University

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