Author: Mansoureh Ashghali Farahani1, Samira Soleimanpour2, Samantha J Mayo3, Jamie S Myers4, Prabdeep Panesar5, Farzaneh Ameri6
1 Nursing Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2 Department of Medical Library and Information Science, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3 Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
4 University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City, KS, USA.
5 Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
6 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Conference/Journal: Can Oncol Nurs J
Date published: 2022 Feb 1
Other: Volume ID: 32 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 38-48 , Special Notes: doi: 10.5737/236880763213848. , Word Count: 159
Cancer-related cognitive impairments experienced by cancer survivors cause many to seek non-pharmacological intereventions to manage these symptoms. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effects of one such intervention, mindbody exercise (MBE), on cognitive function in cancer survivors.
Searches for relevant studies were conducted in four electronic databases, including PubMed, Embase, Scopus, and Web of Science. The Joanna Briggs Institute and Jadad scales were utilized to evaluate the quality of the selected studies.
Eleven studies including 1,032 participants, published between 2006 and 2019, were selected for review based on specific inclusion criteria. Our results indicated that interventions including, yoga, tai chi, and qigong may improve objective and subjective cognitive function in cancer survivors.
Cancer survivors experiencing cognitive symptoms may benefit from participation in MBE. Adequately powered randomized controlled trials are required to establish the short- and long-term effects of MBE on cognitive functioning.
Keywords: cancer; cognitive function; mind-body exercise; systematic review.
PMID: 35280065 PMCID: PMC8849176 DOI: 10.5737/236880763213848