The Physical and Psychological Benefits of Yoga and Breast Cancer
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01230671|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 29, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 25, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Breast Cancer||Other: Yoga||Phase 1|
1-hour hatha yoga classes, once a week for a 12-week period. One class will be offered in French, another in English. The class will begin with approximately 10 minutes of pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation, followed by 30 minutes of yoga poses and ending with 10 minutes of sivasana (rest period.) The first couple of classes in the 12 week series will begin with restorative postures and will gradually progress to more gentle exercises. If health permits, the last couple of classes will involve some strengthening poses. A small portion of the class will work with the physical body in general and there will be a specific emphasis on the physical difficulties faced by most breast cancer patients, i.e. neck, chest, shoulders arms and hands.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||80 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||The Physical and Psychological Benefits of Yoga in Patients With Breast Cancer: A Feasibility Study|
|Study Start Date :||August 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2013|
Patients in this arm will receive yoga therapy
A 12 week yoga session will be offered to women with breast cancer.
Placebo Comparator: No yoga
Patients will not have yoga in this arm
- Range of motion of the shoulders [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]The range of motion of the shoulders will be measured before and after the 12 week session and then compared.
- Anxiety [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]The participants will fill in questionnaires (HADS and the Distress Thermometer) before and after the 12 week session and the results will be compared.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01230671
|Cedar's Breast Clinic, Royal Victoria Hospital|
|Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1A4|