Effects on Physical Fitness, Immunity, and Quality of Life of Yoga Training in Breast Cancer Survivors.

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2012 by National Taiwan University Hospital
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01743573
First received: November 20, 2012
Last updated: December 5, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
  Purpose

This study wants to prove that Yoga Training can improve physical Fitness, immunity, and quality of Life of in Breast Cancer Survivors. In summary, our findings show potential benefits of yoga for people with cancer in improvements of psychological health. Because of the small number of studies having been conducted and the methodological limitations, the results should be regarded as preliminary and treated with caution. Our preliminary findings also provide practitioners with important information that yoga may be a possible adjunctive therapy for cancer patients to help manage psychological distress and to improve quality of life.


Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer
Other: yoga

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects on Physical Fitness, Immunity, and Quality of Life of Yoga Training in Breast Cancer Survivors.

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • change from baseline immunological factors, cardiorespiratory and muscle fitness, questionnaire for physical activity, fatigue and quality of life at 13th weeks [ Time Frame: 13th week ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • change from baseline immunological factors, cardiorespiratory and muscle fitness, questionnaire for physical activity, fatigue and quality of life at 25th weeks [ Time Frame: 25th week ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: yoga training
Yoga training
Other: yoga
No Intervention: control
no yoga training

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • breast cancer with stage1 or stage2, Sedentary life style, no orthopaedic disease and medical disease

Exclusion criteria

  • recurrent or metastasis, medical or current psychiatric illness which would make compliance with the study protocol difficult or dangerous, medications which would alter training response
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01743573

Contacts
Contact: Jau-Yih Tsauo, PhD jytsauo@ntu.edu.tw

Locations
Taiwan
National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Tsauo Jau-Yih, Ph.D    +886-2-33662180    jytsauo@ntu.edu.tw   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jau-Yih Tsauo, PhD National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01743573     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200811002R
Study First Received: November 20, 2012
Last Updated: December 5, 2012
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases

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