Research on the influence of yogalates comprehensive rehabilitation training on postoperative recovery of breast cancer patients

Author: Lu Liu1, Jinke Lv2, Wenting Piao3, Xinran Liu4, Shaojing Li5, Xi Lu6
Affiliation: <sup>1</sup> Department of Physical Education and Sport, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China. <sup>2</sup> College of Information Technology, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China. <sup>3</sup> College of Economics&amp;Management, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306,China. <sup>4</sup> College of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China. <sup>5</sup> Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Shanghai Fengxian District Central Hospital, Shanghai 201400, China. Electronic address: <sup>6</sup> Department of Public Physical Art Education, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.
Conference/Journal: Explore (NY)
Date published: 2023 Sep 22
Other: Special Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2023.09.005. , Word Count: 265

In the present study, we analyzed the effects of comprehensive yogalates rehabilitation training on side effects caused by postoperative adjuvant treatment and postoperative physical and mental health in breast cancer patients who had undergone radical mastectomy.The purpose of this investigation was to test the hypothesis that 12 weeks of yogalates training would reduce the peripheral diameter of the upper arm, improve flexibility and posture, and improve sleep quality compared with a non-treated control group.

36 women with breast cancer who had undergone radical mastectomy in Shanghai were selected and randomly divided into the experimental group (n=20) and the control group (n=16). The patients in the experimental group underwent yogalates comprehensive rehabilitation training, while the control group did not participate in yogalates course. Anthropometric measurements and the "Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)" questionnaire were administered to both the experimental and control groups before and after the training sessions.

The experimental group corrected the hunchback posture through yogalates training. Spine extension increased their height and decreased their BMI. The range of motion of upper arm joints in extension, bending and abduction increased. The peripheral diameter of the upper arm decreased, the grip strength increased, and the sleep quality gradually improved.

(1)Prolonging the period of yogalates training stabilized and improve the physical and mental health of patients. (2)In yogalates course, providing proper guidance to patients for diaphragmatic breathing and incorporating yoga relaxation techniques can effectively enhance the sleep quality of patients.(3)Exercise regimens must be designed taking into account individual differences.

Keywords: Anthropometric index; Breast cancer surgery; Rehabilitation; Sleep quality; Yogalates.

PMID: 37770360 DOI: 10.1016/j.explore.2023.09.005