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Research project: An investigation for the prevalence, impact and causes of joint aches, pains and muscle stiffness in women following primary treatment for breast cancer - Dormant - Dormant

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Joint pains and stiffness are reported to be a common problem for women following breast cancer, yet there is very little evidence in the literature regarding this phenomenon. This survey aims to establish the prevalence of this problem in comparison with a normal age-matched population.


Main question(s)

What is the prevalence of joint aches, pains and stiffness in women who have had breast cancer? What impact does this problem have on women's lives?


Cross-sectional survey.
Main outcomes

  • Prevalence of pain and stiffness in specified joints.
  • Impact on functional ability and quality of life.

Project team

Julia Addington-Hall, Debbie Fenlon and Cassandra Powers

Project funder

NCRI 2007

Related research groups

Complex Healthcare Processes
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