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Self-care in Female Cancer Survivors With Secondary Lymphedema: Characteristics of Women Needing Support to Perform Self-care

Self-care in Female Cancer Survivors With Secondary Lymphedema: Characteristics of Women Needing... RESEARCH REPORT Self-care in Female Cancer Survivors With Secondary Lymphedema: Characteristics of Women Needing Support to Perform Self-care 1 2 Helene Lindquist, RPT, PhD ; Tommy Nyberg, MSc Institution of Oncology and Pathology, Clinical Cancer Epidemiology Z5:U1, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; and Statistician, Institution of Oncology and Pathology, Clinical Cancer Epidemiology Z5:U1, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Purpose: The purpose with this cross-sectional study was to investigate performance of self-care in female cancer survivors with secondary lymphedema and to investigate characteristics of the survivors related to frequency of self-care. Methods: Eighty-three women with upper (83%) or lower (17%) extremity secondary lymphedema were included. Frequency of self-care of their lymphedema and, in total, 23 sociodemographic, clinical, and individual characteristics were analyzed in relation to the outcomes “do self-care at home,” “do self-care at work,” “can take care of their lymphoedema,” and “self-care helps.” Results: Fifty-seven percent of women performed self-care at home and 12% at work at least every day; 43% thought that self-care helped. Women with low well-being (odds ratio [OR] = 4.5; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.7-11.7), not accepting their body (OR = 3.9; 95% CI, 1.0-15.3), and with ethnicities other than Swedish (OR = 5.3; 95% CI, 1.1-25.6) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Self-care in Female Cancer Survivors With Secondary Lymphedema: Characteristics of Women Needing Support to Perform Self-care

Rehabilitation Oncology , Volume 36 (1) – Jan 1, 2018

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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2168-3808
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2381-2427
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10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000106
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RESEARCH REPORT Self-care in Female Cancer Survivors With Secondary Lymphedema: Characteristics of Women Needing Support to Perform Self-care 1 2 Helene Lindquist, RPT, PhD ; Tommy Nyberg, MSc Institution of Oncology and Pathology, Clinical Cancer Epidemiology Z5:U1, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; and Statistician, Institution of Oncology and Pathology, Clinical Cancer Epidemiology Z5:U1, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Purpose: The purpose with this cross-sectional study was to investigate performance of self-care in female cancer survivors with secondary lymphedema and to investigate characteristics of the survivors related to frequency of self-care. Methods: Eighty-three women with upper (83%) or lower (17%) extremity secondary lymphedema were included. Frequency of self-care of their lymphedema and, in total, 23 sociodemographic, clinical, and individual characteristics were analyzed in relation to the outcomes “do self-care at home,” “do self-care at work,” “can take care of their lymphoedema,” and “self-care helps.” Results: Fifty-seven percent of women performed self-care at home and 12% at work at least every day; 43% thought that self-care helped. Women with low well-being (odds ratio [OR] = 4.5; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.7-11.7), not accepting their body (OR = 3.9; 95% CI, 1.0-15.3), and with ethnicities other than Swedish (OR = 5.3; 95% CI, 1.1-25.6)

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Rehabilitation OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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