Lymphoedema: Assessing the impact on quality of life using the LYMQOL measure in breast cancer patients referred to an Irish Lymphoedema Service

Alva Barry (Nursing and Midwifery 2013 - NUI Galway)

Alva Barry is a surgical Clinical Research Nurse at the Limerick University Hospital. She has a clinical background in general nursing and midwifery.Sylvia Murphy Tighe is a Lecturer in the Dept of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Limerick with a clinical background in general nursing, midwifery and public health nursing. Her research interests include women’s health, maternal and child health, antenatal education, parenting and attachment. Her doctoral research is exploring the phenomenon of concealed pregnancy in contemporary Ireland. She is chair of the Women & Child Health Research Group in the Dept of Nursing and Midwifery, UL.


Background: Breast cancer-related lymphoedema worldwide affects between 5-56% of breast cancer survivors and is considered a major public health issue. This most feared complication of breast cancer treatment is a... [ view full abstract ]


Alva Barry (Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick), Sylvia Murphy Tighe (University of Limerick)


OS1P5 » Chronic Illness (11:30 - Monday, 15th April, Seminar Room 3)

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