Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Breast cancer survivors


Assessment and Physiotherapeutic Interventions in Cancer-Related Fatigue among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Narrative Review

Neha Dubey; Dr Sunil kumar; Dr Kailash Kumar Mittal; Dr Vaibhav Kanti

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 2474-2490

Globally, breast cancer is considered one of the most common types of cancer among women. The National Institute of Health in collaboration with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship defines cancer survivors as an individual from the time of cancer diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life. Cancer-related Fatigue (CRF) is described as the distressing side effects of cancer and its treatment associated with physical, mental, and emotional manifestations including generalized weakness, diminished concentration or attention, decreased motivation or interest to engage in normal activities and emotional lability. There are several validated tools for measuring cancer-related fatigue. The search for the relevant journal was carried out referring through many databases: PubMed, PubMed Central, Cochrane, and PEDro and mainly focuses on the RCTs, clinical trials, and systemic reviews. There are varieties of physical therapy interventions that play a beneficial role in reducing Cancer-related Fatigue followed by improvement in the physical activities, functional status thereby enhancing the lifestyle & quality of life among breast cancer survivors. These interventional programs will only be effective if the patient strictly adheres and follow the pre-designed exercise protocols referring through many guidelines for an effective outcome. The purpose of this research is to identify various effective assessment and physiotherapeutic interventions according to evidence-based studies on cancer-related fatigue among breast cancer survivors.

A Psychosocial Wellbeing Of Breast Cancer Survivors – An Overview Of Evidence Base Nursing Research

Dr Shankar Shanmugam Rajendran; DrPradeepkumar Naik; Mrs.SermaSubathra Arunachalam

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 4834-4841

This study aimed to conduct a bibliometric analysis of published studies on the association between breast cancer survivors and psychosocial wellbeing from the period of 2011 to 2020 November. The study also aimed to determine publication patterns based on countries, institutions and to identify recent trends for the research on psychosocial wellbeing with breast cancer.
Methods: Published records on the psychosocial wellbeing of breast cancer survivors between 2011 and 2020 were identified from the Web of Science (WoS) database. Bibliometric analysis including country, institutions, word analysis, most importantly, Document Co-Citation Analysis (DCA) and integrative mapping were generated using CiteSpace software.
Results: As on 27th November 2020, 2395, published articles were identified. The United States (990; 41.336%) and the University of California System (117) was the most productive country and institution on this domain. Author Mitchell, AJ has the largest citation count (44), whereas, Author Hagedoorn, M as the top on citation burst (12.44). Based on document co-citation analysis (DCA), 'self-reported distress' as the largest cluster and 'cancer recurrence' as the second largest and the mean year of 2016, representing recent trends on this knowledge domain. Further, the keyword 'psychiatric disorder' ranked as the first for research developments with the highest citation burst (6.33).
Conclusions: The bibliometric analysis of this study concludes that various trendsetting clusters were identified through the research of document co-citation. The significant clusters, such as distinct trajectories of psychological distress, fear of recurrence, caregiving experience and screening on psychological wellbeing, would tend to help to the researchers for working with new directional research on this field.