Yoga for depression and anxiety symptoms in people with cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Maria Gonzalez, Michaela C Pascoe, Guoyan Yang, Michael de Manincor, Suzanne Grant, Judith Lacey, Joseph Firth, Jerome Sarris
PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVE: Cancer and its treatment can lead to a variety of physical and emotional concerns impacting on those affected, including subclinical or clinical depression and anxiety, which in turn have a significant impact on wellbeing, quality of life and survival. The aim of this review was to evaluate the effect of yoga-based interventions on self-reported depression and anxiety symptoms in people with cancer in randomized controlled trials. METHOD: Six databases were searched to identify relevant studies. Systematic review procedures were followed including a quality assessment. Meta-analysis of suitable studies was conducted. RESULTS: 26 studies from our search criteria were eligible for i..View full abstract
Awarded by NHMRC Clinical Research Fellowship
We thank Drs Derry and Pruthi for providing the data for inclusion in the meta-analysis. Jerome Sarris is supported by an NHMRC Clinical Research Fellowship (APP1125000).