Search Results

Here are the studies that match your search criteria. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to the contact listed for the study. If no contact is listed, contact us and we'll help you find the right person.

1 Study Matches

CUFF Study: Characterization of Upper Limb Function following Mastectomy and Reconstruction for Breast Cancer

This is an observational study that will provide information describing the relationships between type of breast reconstruction and shoulder/upper extremity function and perceived health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for breast cancer survivors. This study will obtain measurements of arm strength and mobility and use self-report questionnaires to evaluate patient quality of life and satisfaction with treatment. Outcomes across three patient groups will be compared, including patients who undergo 1) lumpectomy, or mastectomy with either: 2) reconstruction with implants, or 3) reconstruction with autologous flaps.

There will be three study visits, including one visit before surgery and two visits after surgery. Before and after surgery, your strength and mobility will be measured and you will complete questionnaires. Also after surgery, there will be a one-on-one interview.


Meghan Vidt
Meghan Vidt - at or 814-865-6885
Biomedical Engineering (UNIVERSITY PARK)

18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
Show full eligibility criteria
Hide eligibility criteria
Inclusion Criteria:
Women aged 18-79 years old
Plan to undergo mastectomy as a part of breast cancer treatment
Mastectomy with or without secondary reconstruction

Exclusion Criteria:
Women who do not plan to have mastectomy as a part of their breast cancer treatment
History of a stroke or neuromuscular disorder (e.g. Parkinson's disease, tremor)
Severe arthritis that affects how you move
Any condition that affects memory (e.g. Alzheimer's disease, dementia)
I'm interested
Share via email
Show 1 location

Study Locations

Hide all locations
Location Contacts
Hershey, PA ,