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Translating knowledge: a framework for evidence-informed yoga programs in oncology
International Journal of Yoga Therapy
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2013
Pages: 85 - 90
Source ID: shanti-sources-40916
Abstract: Empirical research suggests that yoga may positively influence the negative psychosocial and physical side effects associated with cancer and its treatment. The translation of these findings into sustainable, evidence-informed yoga programming for cancer survivors has lagged behind the research. This article provides (a) an overview of the yoga and cancer research, (b) a framework for successfully developing and delivering yoga to cancer populations, and (c) an example of a successful community-based program. The importance of continued research and knowledge translation efforts in the context of yoga and integrative oncology are highlighted.