Yoga-Based Cancer Rehabilitation Program
The purpose of this study is to find out if a Yoga-Based Cancer Rehabilitation Program can help reduce the physical and emotional side effects of living with cancer or its treatment.
Research on yoga is extensive in both healthy and chronically ill individuals including cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, diabetes, asthma, headache, anxiety and depression. Benefits of yoga include: improved mood, energy, memory, concentration, flexibility, physical fitness, breathing capacity, and decreased pain, blood pressure, and cholesterol. There is paucity of controlled research studies on the effects of yoga for cancer patients. Yoga is an ideal intervention to improve quality of life for patients with cancer because it incorporates elements of relaxation, social support, and exercise, all found to improve quality of life. This randomized-controlled study compares a 12-week yoga intervention to standard care on quality of life among patients with early-stage breast, lung, and colorectal cancer. Quality of life assessments are conducted at baseline, and at one, three, and six month intervals.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00179348
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Breast Neoplasms, Male
Any neoplasms of the male breast. These occur infrequently in males in developed countries, the incidence being about 1% of that in females.
Neoplasms, Ductal, Lobular, And Medullary
Neoplasms, usually carcinoma, located within the center of an organ or within small lobes, and in the case of the breast, intraductally. The emphasis of the name is on the location of the neoplastic tissue rather than on its histological type. Most cancers of this type are located in the breast.
A major orthodox system of Hindu philosophy based on Sankhya (metaphysical dualism) but differing from it in being theistic and characterized by the teaching of raja-yoga as a practical method of liberating the self. It includes a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being with liberation of the self and union with the universal spirit. (From Webster, 3d ed)
Inflammatory Breast Neoplasms
Metastatic breast cancer characterized by EDEMA and ERYTHEMA of the affected breast due to LYMPHATIC METASTASIS and eventual obstruction of LYMPHATIC VESSELS by the cancer cells.
Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.
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