Home Print this page Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size
Users Online: 3951
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 4200-4204

Yoga as a holistic approach for stress management in Oral Cancer patients. A prospective study

1 Department of Periodontics, Hi Tech Dental College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Nalanda Medical College, Patna, Bihar, India
3 Department of Orthodontics, Patna Dental College & Hospital, Bihar, India
4 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Awadh Dental College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
5 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Awadh Dental College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
6 Department of Prosthodontics Crown & Bridge Implantology, Awadh Dental College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Samarjeet J Pattnaik
Department of Periodontics, Hi Tech Dental College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_612_20

Rights and Permissions

Background and Aims: Oral cancer has been ranked as the sixth most common cancer globally. It has been reported to be increasing in incidence especially, in the southern parts of Asia which chiefly includes, India. Diagnosis of oral cancer is followed by a vigorous and highly morbid treatment protocol which drastically impacts the patient's quality of life. This in turn can cause extreme stress in a person. This study aimed to assess the impact of the practice of Yoga on stress levels in cancer patients. Materials and Methods: A total of 200 subjects diagnosed with oral cancer were selected for this study. Their stress levels were scored both before and after initiating the practice of Yogic exercises in a one-month interval using a questionnaire. Obtained scores were entered in Microsoft Excel 2007 worksheet and an unpaired t-test was applied. P values of less than 0.05 and 0.001 were considered statistically significant and extremely significant, respectively. Results: Study results showed a reduction in stress level scores (48 ± 0.99 to 37 ± 5.2) after adopting yoga for one month. An extremely significant P value of less than 0.001 was obtained. Conclusion: It can be concluded from this study that yoga is an effective method in reducing stress levels in individuals diagnosed with oral cancer.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded91    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal