Experiences of Healing Yoga among Breast Cancer Women with Adjuvant ChemotherapyHsiao-Yun Chang*, Shu-Ming Chen and Wen-Li Lin
Department of Nursing, Fooyin University, Taiwan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Chang HY
Department of Nursing
Fooyin University, Taiwan.
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 22, 2017; Accepted date: April 18, 2017; Published date: April 26, 2017
Citation: Chang HY, Chen SM, Lin WL (2017) Experiences of Healing Yoga among Breast Cancer Women with Adjuvant Chemotherapy. J Nurs Care 6:394. doi:10.4172/2167-1168.1000394
Copyright: © 2017 Chang HY, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
Objective: To illustrate the experiences and perceived benefits of healing yoga as described by patients with breast cancer participating in a healing yoga program. Methods: The qualitative research with naturalistic design was conducted after the completion of an 8 weeks healing yoga program. A total of 11 breast cancer women with adjuvant chemotherapy were interviewed using the semi-structured interview guidelines. Findings: Participants expressed their experiences of healing yoga, including transforming concern to confidence, regaining a sense of belonging, gaining experience and satisfaction, and leading the way for life, were critical in developing these benefits. The perceived benefits of participating in this program was described as positive mental support, promoted a mind-body interaction and provided benefits ascribed to social activities, leading to a reported increase in active participation in life. Conclusion: This study gives support for the positive experiences of healing yoga among patients with a breast cancer. The objective effect of the healing yoga must be examined further to guide nurses in implementing suitable health promotional strategies for breast cancer patients.