Table 4

Care and early movement of the limb ipsilateral to surgery in women, Brazil, 2010
Variables % Crude PR (CI 95%) p Adjusted PRa(CI 95%) p
Removing hand cuticles with pliers Yes 40.2 1 0.06 1 0.02
No 59.8 1.53 (0.92–25) 2.10(1.11–3.95)
Armpit depilation by razor blade or waxing Yes 34.8 1 0.10 1 0.81
No 65.2 1.43 (0.86–2.41) 1.13(0.39–3.31)
Carry weight with the affected limb Yes 60.7 1 0.09 1 0.54
No 39.3 1.47(0.84–20.40) 1.307(0.54–3.11)
Receive vaccines and/or injections in the limb Yes 54.5 1 0.08 1 0.96
No 45.5 1.47(0.88–20.40 1.02(0.39–2.63)
Injury/burn in any part of the limb Yes 36.6 1 0.04 1 0.32
No 63.4 1.58(0.95–2.63) 1.84(0.54–6.28)
Guidance on exercising in the postoperative period First day until first month 22.3 1 0.05 1 0.12
After losing movement 23.2 0.67(0.34–1.31) 1.25(0.61–2.54)
Didn’t receive guidance 54.5 (1.67(0.92–3.02) 1.94(0.91–4.18)

aVariables adjusted within their blocks.

Variables related to the clarification received regarding the care and early movement of the limb ipsilateral to surgery in women, associated with lymphedema following surgical treatment for breast cancer Juiz de Fora (MG), Brazil, 2010.

Paiva et al.

Paiva et al. BMC Women's Health 2013 13:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-13-6

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