Yoga Therapy in Reducing Fatigue and Improving Quality of Life in Patients With Stage I-II Breast Cancer Undergoing Radiation Therapy
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||women with stage i or ii breast cancer undergoing active radiation therapy|
|Sponsor||Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania|
|Start date||March 2013|
|End date||July 2015|
|Trial size||70 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01985945, UPCC 08113|
The purpose of this study is to examine the use of Eischens yoga for 8 weeks in one cohort of 20 women with stage I and II breast cancer receiving radiation therapy treatment, while a second cohort of the same type of and number of patients who, instead of yoga will receive standard supportive therapy, Questionnaire measuring cancer-related quality of life (FACT-G instrument) and fatigue (Brief Fatique Inventory) will be given to patients at several points.
|Endpoint classification||safety study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Primary purpose||supportive care|
Number of Adverse Events
time frame: One Year
Female participants at least 18 years old.
- Stage I and II breast cancer patients undergoing active radiation therapy
- Above the age of 18
- Must sign informed consent form
- Must speak English
- Only women are eligible
- Patients with medical restrictions that may interfere with yoga participation per their physicians' decision
- Those who have smoked in the last 6 months because smoking can interfere with the breathing and relaxation techniques of yoga.
- Those who have regularly taken yoga in the last 6 months, because they would not come to the intervention with the same baseline as other participants.
|Official title||A Randomized Study of the Effect of Yoga in Patients With Breast Cancer Receiving Radiation Therapy|
|Principal investigator||Lilie Lin, MD|
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