Effect of radiotherapy following modified radical mastectomy on hand grip strength and pinch grip strength in breast cancer females.

  • Amit Sharma Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun
  • Charu Sharma Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun
  • Shivani Tickoo Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun

Abstract

Objective:


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


 Results


 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.


Conclusion


The  present study implicates effects of radiotherapy following modified radical mastectomy in breast cancer subjects. 

Published
Mar 31, 2017
How to Cite
SHARMA, Amit; SHARMA, Charu; TICKOO, Shivani. Effect of radiotherapy following modified radical mastectomy on hand grip strength and pinch grip strength in breast cancer females.. SRHU MEDICAL JOURNAL, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 35 - 37, mar. 2017. ISSN 2456-7825. Available at: <http://journal.srhu.edu.in/index.php/SRHUMJ/article/view/5>. Date accessed: 21 oct. 2018.
Section
Brief Communication