Project ID: 2021_004_SAR_01

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. This project aims to investigate whether online yoga can reduce anxiety and depression in people diagnosed with cancer.

The researcher: Professor Jerome Sarris

Jerome Sarris is Professor of Integrative Mental Health and leads the Healthy Minds Research Theme at NICM Health Research Institute. He has a particular interest in anxiety and mood disorder research in complementary and integrative medicine; lifestyle medicine; and psychotropic plant medicine research including medicinal cannabis.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to participate in this project if you have been diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological (ovarian, uterine, cervical) cancer in the last 5 years and are experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety. You will also be asked to complete two questionnaires for mental health symptoms to confirm whether you are eligible

What does this project involve?

If you decide to participate in the project you will be asked to complete a series of online questionnaires and participate in online yoga sessions over a period of 6 weeks.

Where is the project being conducted?

This project is being conducted by the NICM Health Research Institute, NSW. As it is an online study, it can be done at a time and place convenient for you.

How do I express interest in participating?

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