Translating knowledge: a framework for evidence-informed yoga programs in oncology.

Author: Wurz AJ, Capozzi LC, Mackenzie MJ, Danhauer SC, Culos-Reed N.
Affiliation: Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary.
Conference/Journal: Int J Yoga Therap.
Date published: 2013
Other: Volume ID: 32 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 85-90 , Word Count: 103

Empirical research suggests that yoga may positively influence the negative psychosocial and physical side effects associated with cancer and its treatment. The translation of these findings into sustainable, evidence-informed yoga programming for cancer survivors has lagged behind the research. This article provides (a) an overview of the yoga and cancer research, (b) a framework for successfully developing and delivering yoga to cancer populations, and (c) an example of a successful community-based program. The importance of continued research and knowledge translation efforts in the context of yoga and integrative oncology are highlighted.
cancer survivor, knowledge translation, oncology, program development, yoga, yoga therapy

PMID: 24165528