Journal article

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..

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