Management and treatment options for lymphoedema in Japan have traditionally varied between different healthcare institutions. The authors of this article have developed guidelines to standardise treatment of lymphoedema patients, based on scientific evidence. Consensus methods based on the Delphi technique were used when formulating the guidelines. A literature search was conducted and a clinical guideline for lymphoedema, including 11 specific recommendations for clinicians, was constructed. In future, the clinical efficacy of this guideline should be tested in a clinical setting.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Lymphoedema|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- Clinical questions
- Delphi method
- Evidence-based medicine