Iyengar Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors With Persistent Fatigue
Fatigue is the most common and distressing side effect of cancer treatment and persists
beyond successful treatment completion in approximately 30% of breast cancer survivors,
causing serious disruption in quality of life. Behavioral interventions incorporating
physical activity or relaxation/stress management have demonstrated beneficial effects on
cancer-related fatigue, although research in cancer survivors is limited. Mind-body
interventions such as yoga are extremely popular among cancer patients and offer a promising
alternative to traditional treatments. Research is needed to establish the feasibility and
efficacy of these interventions in cancer populations, particularly those who are
experiencing problems with fatigue.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Measured at baseline, after the 12 week intervention and at 3 months post-intervention
Julienne E Bower, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
United States: Federal Government
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