Improvement of well-being in cancer patients by yoga training

Medical Journal of Indonesia

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Title Improvement of well-being in cancer patients by yoga training
 
Creator Haier, Jörg; Healthcare Management, Nordakademie Graduate School, Hamburg
Duda, Antje; Comprehensive Cancer Center Münster, University Hospital Münster
Branss-Tallen, Claudia; Comprehensive Cancer Center Münster, University Hospital Münster
 
Subject cancer; fatigue; non-pharmacological interventions; physical activity; WHO-5 well-being index; yoga
 
Description Background: Cancer patients frequently suffer from a reduced physical activity. Non-pharmacological interventions, such as yoga, provide opportunities to deal with these symptoms. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of yoga on the well-being of cancer patients.Methods: Between 2015 and 2017, we analyzed the effects of yoga on the well-being of cancer patients. Fifty-one patients received yoga training specifically designed to address cancer-related problems. Before the start (SoS) and after the end (EoS) of training, the WHO-5 well-being index was used to evaluate patients’ perception.Results: WHO-5 scores significantly improved from 47.1±21.4 at SoS to 69.7±15.1 at EoS. Patients in the middle age group (EoS–SoS: 28.0±20.6) showed a significantly higher benefit (p<0.005) compared with age groups <40 years (EoS–SoS: 10.7±15.4) and >60 years (EoS–SoS: 16.0±12.1). Patients with low initial scores benefited most from yoga.Conclusion: Our study showed that yoga training under experienced supervision could serve as a beneficial complementary treatment in cancer patients. Best effects were observed in patients with highly reduced well-being and 40–60-year-old patients.
 
Publisher Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia
 
Contributor
 
Date 2018-10-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/2744
10.13181/mji.v27i3.2744
 
Source Medical Journal of Indonesia; Vol 27, No 3 (2018): September; 185-93
2252-8083
0853-1773
10.13181/mji.v27i3
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/2744/1246
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Jörg Haier, Antje Duda, Claudia Branss-Tallen
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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