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Yoga for Young Adults With Noncurative Cancer: A Brief Report
Global advances in health and medicine
Short Title: Glob.Adv.Health.Med.
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2017
Pages: 2164956118763523
Sources ID: 40106
Notes: LR: 20180408; JID: 101584936; OTO: NOTNLM; 2017/11/30 00:00 [received]; 2018/01/29 00:00 [revised]; 2018/02/09 00:00 [accepted]; 2018/04/06 06:00 [entrez]; 2018/04/06 06:00 [pubmed]; 2018/04/06 06:01 [medline]; epublish
Visibility: Public (group default)
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Background: The practice of yoga has been shown to improve disease- and treatment-related side effects in the noncurative cancer patient. Objective: This user experience study aimed to examine the feasibility and usefulness of a DVD-based yoga program for young adult cancer patients with a noncurative diagnosis. Methods: Participants were asked to partake in a 7-week DVD-based yoga program and complete measures of program use and usefulness. Results: Nine patients expressed study interest and 5 consented to participate. Four completed the full study protocol. Participants reported being satisfied with the program and described that it provided an opportunity for self-care. Improvements in functional, physical, and spiritual well-being and overall quality of life were found. Barriers included competing time demands and feeling unwell. No adverse events were reported. Conclusion: The program was viewed as an accessible and useful activity option; however, a desire for greater social support from relatable others was highlighted.