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Szczepanska-Gieracha J.,Wydzial Fizjoterapii AWF Wroclaw P4 | Malicka I.,Wydzial Fizjoterapii AWF Wroclaw P4 | Figula M.,Wydzial Fizjoterapii AWF Wroclaw P4 | Rymaszewska J.,Wydzial Fizjoterapii AWF Wroclaw P4 | Wozniewski M.,Wydzial Fizjoterapii AWF Wroclaw P4
Onkologia Polska | Year: 2010

Introduction: Fears and depression are the most often enumerated mental disorders accompanying patients diagnosed with cancer. These feelings are present with different intensity both in the early phase of treatment and in the period of the disease remission. Aim of the study: Evaluation of the influence of eight-week walking exercise in the form of Nordic walking (NW) on the intensity of fear and depression and subjective evaluation quality of life of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Material and methods: 23 women after breast cancer treatment at the average age of 63.5 years were included in the study. All of the women were given fear and depression evaluation with the use of HAD scale and WHOQOL-Bref quality of life evaluation twice - before and after an eight-week NW exercise. Results: A material reduction of the intensity of fear and depression symptoms as well as a statistically significant improvement in the quality of life (QL) were noted. However, the influence of NW exercise was different in the individual areas of QL. A significant improvement of functioning was found in the psychological sphere (14.3 vs. 14.9 after exercising, p <0.05) and in the sphere of social relations (13.8 vs. 14.3, p <0.05). Conclusions: Walking exercise in the form of NW has a positive impact on the quality of life of women having undergone breast cancer treatment through decreasing fear and depression and the improvement of functioning in the psychological and social sphere. Copyright © 2010 Cornetis.


Malicka I.,Wydzial Fizjoterapii AWF Wroclaw P4 | Jasinski R.,Wydzial Fizjoterapii AWF Wroclaw P4 | Vavric B.,Wydzial Fizjoterapii AWF Wroclaw P4 | Hanuszkiewicz J.,Wydzial Fizjoterapii AWF Wroclaw P4 | And 2 more authors.
Onkologia Polska | Year: 2010

Introduction: Treatment of neoplastic diseases may cause injury of a healthy tissue or organ, as well as disrupt their functionality. The aim of the study was to assess the function of the flexor and extensor muscles of the elbow joint, and the venous blood flow in the upper extremities in women undergoing breast cancer treatment. Material and methods: The studies were conducted at Wrocław University School of Physical Education and encompassed 14 women following Patey mastectomy, at the average age of 62 (±7,2). All women had the function of their flexor and extensor muscles of the elbow joint as well as the venous blood flow in the upper extremities assessed. Results: Neither the weakening of muscle strength within the muscles of the elbow joint on the treated side nor the differences in parameters of the blood flow were observed. On the other hand, a significantly high correlation between the muscle function and the venous blood flow on the healthy side and lack of such correlation on the treated side were observed. Conclusions: In women following mastectomy there is no dependence between the muscle function and the venous blood flow on the treated side, which, on the other hand, is present on the healthy side. Copyright © 2010 Cornetis.


Pawlowska K.,Wydzial Fizjoterapii AWF Wroclaw P4 | Malicka I.,Wydzial Fizjoterapii AWF Wroclaw P4 | Slawska M.,Wydzial Fizjoterapii AWF Wroclaw P4 | Wozniewski M.,Wydzial Fizjoterapii AWF Wroclaw P4 | And 2 more authors.
Onkologia Polska | Year: 2010

Introduction: Aggressive treatment of cancer affects the well-being of the child and his psychophysical development. The latter concerns the period of the accelerated pace of physical development when it develops the basic sensory integration, self-locomotion, communication, and the child is characterized by high motor activity. Cancer, its treatment and long-term consequences of this treatment causes a significant reduction in physical activity in children with cancer. Reducing children's physical activity during cancer treatment and after its ending is an additional, but certainly a very important factor in the impairment of physical condition. The aim of this study was to estimate the physical fitness of a child after treatment for cancer. 30 children aged 7 to 11 years (average 9 years old) have been divided into two groups: 15 children cured for tumor disease and 15 healthy children. European physical fitness test has been carried out in all children. Results: There were significant imbalances, reduce the value of flexibility (about 50%) and muscle strength (from 20 to 50%), especially endurance strength (over 50%) in children treated for cancer compared with their healthy peers. Conclusions: The physical fitness in this group was lower than in healthy children. Copyright © 2010 Cornetis.

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