Effect of radiotherapy following modified radical mastectomy on hand grip strength and pinch grip strength in breast cancer females.
The Aim of the study was to find the effect of Radiotherapy following Modified Radical Mastectomy on Hand Grip Strength and pinch Strength.
Design : Experimental study design
Settings:The study was conducted in the Cancer Research Institute, SRHUniversity, Jollygrant
Methodology: A sample of 12 subjects was recruited for the study . The subjects were selected according to Inclusion and Exclusion criteria. Pre and post Radiotherapy following Modified Radical mastectomy readings of hand grip strength and pinch strength (tip to tip, key pinch and palmar pinch)were recorded and compared by a Hydraulic Jamar Hand Dynamometer and pinch Gauge Meter respectively.
Main outcome measures
Hand grip strength and pinch strength
The result of the present study showed that there was significant difference in grip strength (p= 0.0064) and pinch strength (tip to pinch ,P=0.0018, Key pinch P=<0.0001and palmar pinch P= <0.0001).
Pre and Post radiotherapy following modified radical mastectomy in breast cancer subjects.
The present study implicates effects of radiotherapy following modified radical mastectomy in breast cancer subjects.