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Clinical Trial VICCSUPP1282


Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of Hatha Yoga in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

Principal Investigator(s)

Sheila Ridner


  • Protocol No. VICCSUPP1282
  • Open Date: 08/23/2013
  • Staging: N/A
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Scope: Local
  • Objective: To determine the feasibility of a modified Yoga program for HNC survivors, specifically: a) to identify and document MSI and required modifications for a safe and feasible practice, b) to obtain recruitment estimates and determine barriers to recruitment, c) to evaluate implementation fidelity (adherence and competence) and barriers to implementation fidelity, d) to establish safety, and e) to assess satisfaction.
  • Disease Sites: Head/Neck; Supportive Care
  • Therapies: None Specified
  • Drugs: None Specified
  • Participating Institutions: Vanderbilt University
  • National Clinical Trial ID: NCT01951664
  • Secondary Protocol No: Not Specified


None Provided.


Ages Eligible for Study:18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:No


Inclusion Criteria:
• >/= 18 years of age
• >3 months post-treatment of HNC
• no active cancer
• ability to understand English in order to complete questionnaires
• willing to participate in the guided and home Yoga practice
• willing to drive to the study site
• willing and able to provide informed consent
• completed medically indicated physical therapy
• medical clearance by study medical oncologist
Exclusion Criteria:
• a prior cancer diagnosis within the past three years (except basal cell, surgically treated squamous cell skin cancer, early prostate cancer under observation)
• have received radiation therapy or chemotherapy for any condition other than primary HNC
• medical conditions that would prohibit the safe implementation of a Yoga practice (e.g., vertigo, dementia)
• active Yoga practice within the past 6 months