Monday, October 30, 2023 - Episode 1206
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA
Tools for Evaluating the Results of Lymphedema and Lipedema Treatment
- This episode introduces a Swiss research paper titled “Cross-Sectional Validity and Specificity of Comprehensive Measurement in Lower Extremity Lymphedema and Lipedema: A Comparison of Five Outcome Assessment Tools.”
- This peer-reviewed paper was published in the Health Quality and Life Outcomes journal in July 2020. The study’s primary goal was to assess the effectiveness of five different assessment instruments in evaluating the outcomes of lymphedema and lipedema treatments.
- The authors aimed to determine the instruments’ validity in measuring various aspects and health dimensions of these conditions while also assessing their ability to differentiate between lymphedema and lipedema.
- This research is particularly valuable for healthcare providers treating women with lipedema, as it provides insights into reliable assessment tools they can consider for their practice.