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Examines in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

The Effectiveness of Yoga on Patients with Breast Cancer in Reducing Symptoms of Stress: Evidence- Based Review

  • Open or Close Hassan Izzeddin Sarsak*

    Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Jordan, Jordan

    *Corresponding author: Hassan Izzeddin Sarsak, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Jordan, Jordan, Batterjee Medical College, Saudi Arabia

Submission: October 09, 2018; Published: October 17, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EPMR.2018.02.000528

ISSN: 2637-7934
Volume2 Issue1


This study was conducted to examine the scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of yoga intervention on stress reduction for patients with breast cancer. PICO method was used to develop research question and a thorough review was conducted to identify most relevant evidence-based research related to the effectiveness of yoga on patients with breast cancer in reducing symptoms of stress. Our review revealed four studies suggesting that yoga exercises may reduce stress related symptoms associated with breast cancer patients. Yoga exercises are effective and helpful and could reduce symptoms of stress in patients with breast cancer.

Keywords: Yoga; Breast cancer; Stress; Distress mood

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