With the progression of therapy techniques and the popularization of cancer screenings, the cure rate and mortality rate of breast cancer have improved greatly in the recent years. However, prolonged survival rate is definitely not equal to achieving a sound quality-of-life among breast cancer survivors. The purpose of this article is to use the conceptual framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model to construct a patient-centered comprehensive rehabilitation programs for breast cancer survivors. We adopted five dimensions of the ICF model (i.e., body structure/function, activities, participation, personal, and environmental factors) to introduce the different rehabilitation theory programs, such as manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, training in activities of daily living, work hardening, vocational reconditioning, energy conservation, biofeedback therapy, mindfulness, and application of assistive technologies, in aiding breast cancer survivors to maintain a better quality-of-life and healthier lifestyle.
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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