Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Breast Cancer: Perceived Quality of Life, Participation, Body Function and the Role of OT
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Hadassah and Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Hadassah and Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Hadassah and Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, Ono Academic College, Kiryat Ono, Israel
Article Information
Hand and Upper Extremity / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Breast Cancer: Perceived Quality of Life, Participation, Body Function and the Role of OT
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510268. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1722
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510268. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1722
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

The goal of the study was to evaluate the long-term implications of breast cancer on upper-extremity function, participation, and perceived quality of life among Israeli women and to examine the utilization of OT services in the rehabilitation process. The study included two steps: (1) an online survey and (2) face-to-face in-depth evaluation. Women with breast cancer reported a wide range of impairments that are within the domain of OT, but only a small minority received OT services.

Primary Author and Speaker: Danit Langer

Additional Authors and Speakers: Asnat Bar-Haim Erez

Contributing Authors: Hagit Magen, Shlomit Tendler