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Breast Clinic Strength and Range of Motion Study

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Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

Breast Clinic Strength and Range of Motion Study


- Collect data regarding diagnosis, type of surgery, receipt of adjuvant therapy, age,
height, weight, waist circumference, arm strength, grip strength, shoulder range of
motion, and physical activity participation from women undergoing surgery for breast

- Examine changes in physical activity participation, measures of body composition,
shoulder range of motion, grip strength, and arm strength over time in these patients.

- Determine differences in changes in physical activity and indices of fitness according
to type of surgery and adjuvant therapy.

- Examine relationships between exercise participation, fitness, and body composition
over time.

- Correlate data with an ongoing randomized exercise trial that includes strength and
flexibility assessments with no pre-surgery measures.

OUTLINE: This is a prospective, cohort study.

Patients submit data comprising demographic/medical information, anthropometrics (weight,
height, waist circumference), grip strength, bicep strength, shoulder range of motion, and
physical activity participation prior to surgery, at each surgical follow-up visit, and at 2
years after surgery.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosis of breast cancer

- Stage I-IV disease

- Planning to undergo surgery at the Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Clinic at Wake
Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Collection of data before surgery, at each follow-up visit, and at 2 years after surgery

Outcome Time Frame:

approximately 2 years

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Shannon Mihalko, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

March 2005

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • long-term effects secondary to cancer therapy in adults
  • recurrent breast cancer
  • stage I breast cancer
  • stage II breast cancer
  • stage IIIA breast cancer
  • stage IIIB breast cancer
  • stage IIIC breast cancer
  • stage IV breast cancer
  • Breast Neoplasms



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