Understanding women’s preferences of different physiotherapy options after breast cancer surgery

Many women report experiencing upper body issues after surgery for breast cancer, including decreased shoulder mobility, arm weakness, pain, lymphedema, and reduced ability to do daily activities and regular hobbies. Physiotherapy is an effective way to prevent and minimize these problems.

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer would like to understand what women who have received surgery for breast cancer think about different physiotherapy options to address post-operative upper body issues. The results from this study can help decision makers make informed health policy decisions about designing physiotherapy services to meet the needs of women after receiving breast cancer surgery.

Recruitment beginning January 2020

We are looking for women who have received surgery for breast cancer to participate in a 20-25-minute survey about what aspects of physiotherapy services are most important to them. Please click the survey link below to learn more.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the study coordinator (Kendra Zadravec) at kendra.zadravec@ubc.ca, email us at pt.survey@ubc.ca, or call us at 604-827-1914

Principal Investigator:   Kristin Campbell BSc PT, PhD

Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia

Email: kristin.campbell@ubc.ca

Phone: 604-827-1914


Research Coordinator:  Kendra Zadravec

Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program, University of British Columbia

Email: kendra.zadravec@ubc.ca

Phone: 604-827-1914