Yoga and breast cancer-related lymphoedema - Clinical trial • Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

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Yoga and breast cancer-related lymphoedema

Updated: July 9, 2021

This trial aims to determine feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a 12-week online yoga program in women with breast cancer-related lymphoedema, and to evaluate its impact on coping skills and quality of life.

It is hoped that this study may demonstrate that yoga classes delivered online can improve arm volume (circumference), range of motion, self-efficacy, coping and quality of life in individuals with breast cancer-related lymphoedema.

Who is it for?
You may be eligible for this study if you are 18 or above, have completed chemotherapy or radiotherapy for breast cancer, and have breast cancer-related lymphoedema.

Study details

Participants will attend one 60-minute yoga session per week via Zoom. The first session will be one-on-one, followed by 11 group sessions with a maximum of 6 participants. Participants will also be given pre-recorded sequences that can be practised for 15 minutes every day of the 12-week program. A number of questionnaires will be given for completion before and after the 12-week program, as well as arm measurements and range of motion tests to assess for improvements in lymphoedema symptoms.

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