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Efficacy of night-time compression for breast cancer related lymphedema (LYNC): protocol for a multi-centre, randomized controlled efficacy trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, August 2016
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Efficacy of night-time compression for breast cancer related lymphedema (LYNC): protocol for a multi-centre, randomized controlled efficacy trial
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BMC Cancer, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12885-016-2648-8
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Margaret L. McNeely, Kristin L. Campbell, Marc Webster, Urve Kuusk, Karen Tracey, John Mackey


Lymphedema is a prevalent long-term effect of breast cancer treatment that is associated with reduced quality of life. More recent observational data suggest that the addition of night-time compression to day-time use of a compression garment results in better long-term control of arm lymphedema. The primary objectives of the randomized controlled phase of the trial are to determine the efficacy of night-time compression on arm lymphedema volume maintenance and quality of life in breast cancer survivors who have completed intensive reduction treatment for their lymphedema. The study will be a parallel 3-arm, multi-centre randomized fast-track trial. A total of 120 women with breast cancer related lymphedema will be recruited from 3 centres in Canada and randomized to group 1: Day-time compression garment alone or Group 2: Day-time compression garment + night-time compression bandaging or Group 3: Day-time compression garment + use of a night-time compression system garment. The duration of the primary intervention period will be 12 weeks. The follow-up period after the intervention (weeks 13 to 24) will follow a longitudinal observational design. The primary outcome variables: differences from baseline to week 12 in arm volume and quality of life (Lymphoedema Functioning, Disability and Health Questionnaire: Lymph-ICF). Secondary outcomes include bioimpedance analysis, sleep disturbance and self-efficacy. All measurements are standardized and will be performed prior to randomization, and at weeks 6, 12, 18 and 24. The use of night-time compression as a self-management strategy for chronic breast cancer related lymphedema is seen as an innovative approach to improve long-term control over the condition. This trial aims to advance the knowledge on self-management strategies for lymphedema. This trial was registered at clinicaltrials.gov on July 9(th), 2014 ( NCT02187289 ).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 92 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 13%
Student > Master 11 12%
Student > Bachelor 11 12%
Student > Postgraduate 7 8%
Other 7 8%
Other 21 23%
Unknown 23 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 24%
Engineering 4 4%
Sports and Recreations 4 4%
Psychology 2 2%
Other 5 5%
Unknown 27 29%

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