Yoga and mental health in cancer study

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Have you been diagnosed with cancer?

Psychological distress in people diagnosed with cancer is common and can have a number of negative consequences for affected people, including a reduced quality of life and increased experience of physical symptoms. Yoga interventions have the potential to address issues such as anxiety and depression to reduce or eliminate these effects.

NICM researchers are currently seeking participants to complete an online survey to help inform a clinical trial to examine the effectiveness of a yoga program for the mental health of people diagnosed with cancer, to be conducted in 2020 .

Who can join?

  • Men and women aged over 18 years.
    • Have been diagnosed with any type of cancer (whether undergoing or finished treatment).
    • Do not have severe physical, cognitive, and/or verbal impairments that interfered with their ability to give informed consent for research.
    • Are able to read and understand English.

What's involved?

Participants will be asked to:

  • Read the participant information sheet and provide consent.
  • Complete a short online survey composed of 25 multiple choice and short answer questions, containing questions regarding your cancer diagnosis, current status of mental health and wellbeing and your experience with and preferences regarding participation in a yoga practice.

Participants can complete the online survey on a mobile or computer and it is anticipated that it will take no longer than 10 minutes of your time.

What are the benefits of participating?

  • You will help inform the design of a yoga intervention to investigate its effects on mental health concerns in people with cancer.

Interested in participating in this study?

For more details about this study please read the following information before deciding whether to participate or not.

If you are eligible to participate, please complete the online survey below.

To register your interest in being informed of published results and opportunity to participate in the upcoming trial please provide an email address via the link below:

For more information please contact:

Maria Gonzalez
NICM Researcher and Phd candidate


Human Research Ethics Committee Approval: This trial has been approved by Western Sydney University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval Number: H13426). This study is supported by NICM and Western Sydney University.

Principal Investigator: Professor Jerome Sarris, NICM Health Research Institute