Skip to main content

Table 1 Patient characteristics of intervention group (n = 15) and control group (n = 15) at baseline, no significant differences present between both groups

From: The efficacy of physiotherapy upon shoulder function following axillary dissection in breast cancer, a randomized controlled study

  Intervention group (n = 15) Control group (n = 15)
  n n
Age (mean, SD) 53.7 (SD 13.0) 55.4 (SD 9.3)
Affected side   
   Dominant 6 7
   Non dominant 9 8
Pre-existing shoulder complaints   
   None 13 12
   Rheumatoid Arthritis 1 3
   Epicondylitis 1 0
Surgery   
   Breast-conserving and ALND 3 4
   Mastectomy and ALND 12 11
Number of extirpated lymph nodes   
   1 – 10 nodes 2 2
   11 – 21 nodes 3 1
   >21 nodes 10 12
Post-surgery complications   
   None 8 9
   Seroma 4 3
   Infection 1 3
   Bleeding 2 0
Hospital   
   Radboud University MC 11 10
   CWZ hospital 4 5