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2016 CCRF Funding Competition - Recipients

Jennifer Brunet, PhD (University of Ottawa) and Dugald Seely, ND, MSc (Ottawa Integrative Cancer Institute)

Project Title
The effectiveness of a yoga therapy program to improve autonomic nervous system functioning and patient-reported outcomes in cancer survivors: A single-subjects multiple baseline study


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Project Summary
Many Canadians diagnosed with cancer experience lasting negative effects on their health and well-being. Using heart rate variability and patient-reported outcomes, this study will test if yoga therapy has an effect on the body’s stress response system, mental health, and well-being. This research is relevant to patient care and may provide support for yoga therapy as a strategy that can and should be implemented in the community for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer.

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