Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Pattern and Biomarkers of Physical Functioning of Prostate Cancer Survivors in Rehabilitation

By Robert Dillard - Last Updated: August 10, 2022

An analysis presented initial findings regarding a bioelectrical impedance vector analysis  (BIVA) pattern in prostate cancer survivors (PCS), and demonstrated the importance of physical function among PSC. The study appeared in the journal Rehabilitation Process Outcome.

Despite the high incidence of prostate cancer in men, survival rates are generally favorable when the disease is caught and treated before it metastasizes. However, PC treatments come with side effects, such as incontinence, erectile dysfunction, as well as loss of muscle strength, muscle mass, and bone mineral density, resulting in an overall decrease in physical functioning.

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