Yoga and mental health - Clinical trial • Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

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Yoga and mental health

Updated: July 9, 2021

The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of an online yoga exercise on mental health in women diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer.

It is hoped that this research will help to determine whether an online yoga class will improve mental health in people diagnosed with cancer, such as reducing depression, stress and anxiety, and improving fatigue.

Who is it for?

You may be eligible for this study if you are a woman aged 18 years or older, with diagnosis of breast/gynaecological cancer within the last 5 years.

Study details

Participants in this study arm are randomly allocated (by chance) to one of two groups:

  1. 60-minute online group yoga class weekly, for six weeks
  2. 60-minute individual yoga class weekly, for six weeks.

Group yoga classes are held by a certified yoga therapist/teacher with experience teaching people with cancer and mental health issues. 

Participants will complete a number of questionnaires at the end of the six-week intervention period.

Full trial information



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