Yoga in Controlling Symptoms and Reducing Stress in Women With Ovarian Cancer or Breast Cancer
RATIONALE: Yoga may improve symptoms and quality of life and reduce stress in patients with ovarian cancer or breast cancer and may help them live more comfortably.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well yoga works in controlling symptoms and reducing stress in women with ovarian cancer or breast cancer.
|Breast Cancer Fatigue Ovarian Cancer Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment||Procedure: yoga therapy|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Restorative Yoga for Symptom Management and Stress Reduction in Women With Ovarian Cancer|
- Fatigue as measured by the FACT-Fatigue subscale [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ]
- Psychological distress as measured by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ]
- Positive affect as measured by the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ]
- Quality of life as measured by Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT-O) for patients with ovarian cancer or FACT-B for patients with breast cancer [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2016|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Procedure: yoga therapy
- Determine the feasibility of implementing a restorative yoga intervention as a complementary supportive therapy for women with ovarian or breast cancer.
- Measure changes in fatigue, psychosocial distress (anxiety, depression), psychological well-being (positive emotions), and overall quality of life from baseline to completion of the study treatment.
OUTLINE: This is a pilot study.
Patients undergo a 75-minute restorative yoga session once a week for 10 weeks.
Patients complete questionnaires regarding fatigue, psychological distress (anxiety, depression), positive affect, and quality of life at baseline, immediately after the final yoga session, and then at 2 months after the final yoga session.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00337233
|United States, North Carolina|
|Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157-1096|
|Principal Investigator:||Suzanne C. Danhauer, PhD||Wake Forest University Health Sciences|