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.