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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 180--185

Randomized controlled trial in advance stage breast cancer patients for the effectiveness on stress marker and pain through Sudarshan Kriya and Pranayam


1 Indian Council of Medical Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of IRCH, Pain and Palliative care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Ocular Pharmacology & Pharmacy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Neeta Kumar
Indian Council of Medical Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: AYUSH, Ministry of Health, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.121537

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Objective: The objective of this study is to examine the effect of a cognitive, behavioral stress management module of Sudarshan Kriya (SK) and P on levels of serum cortisol and pain among the women suffering from advanced stage breast cancer. Materials and Methods: Participants (n = 147) were screened and randomized to receive standard care (n = 69) versus standard along with SK and Pranayam (P) intervention (n = 78) imparted in one 18 hrs workshop spread during 3 days. Participants were expected to practice it at home 20 min daily as adjuvant to standard pharmacological treatment for pain. Results: There was a significant difference in blood cortisol levels after 3 months of practice of SK and P. Mean blood levels in the intervention arm were 341.2 ng/ml against 549.2 ng/ml in the control arm (P ≤ 0.002). Pain perception in comparison to control arm reduced by 3 points in SK and P arm on 0-10 verbal scale of pain. Conclusion: SK and P is an effective intervention in reducing stress and pain among advance stage patients of breast cancer.






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