"I'm 100% for it! I'm a convert!" Women's experiences of a yoga programme during treatment for gynaecological cancer; an interpretative phenomenological analysis

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/581432
Title:
"I'm 100% for it! I'm a convert!" Women's experiences of a yoga programme during treatment for gynaecological cancer; an interpretative phenomenological analysis
Authors:
Archer, Stephanie; Phillips, Elly; Montague, Jane; Bali, Anish; Sowter, Heidi M. ( 0000-0002-1408-1900 )
Abstract:
Objectives To explore patients’ experiences of taking part in a yoga intervention while undergoing treatment for gynaecological cancer. Design Sixteen women (age range 31–79 years; mean age 60) participated in focus groups based on a semi-structured question schedule. Resulting discussions were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). Setting Royal Derby Hospital, UK. Interventions Patients took part in a 10-week course of Hatha yoga, where they participated in a one hour long class per week. Results Three themes emerged from the data: applying breathing techniques, engaging in the physicality of yoga and finding a community. The first theme was particularly important to the patients as they noted the breadth and applicability of the techniques in their day-to-day lives. The latter two themes reflect physical and social perspectives, which are established topics in the cancer and yoga literature and are contextualised here within the women's experiences of cancer treatment. Conclusions The women's perceptions of the programme were generally positive, providing a previously unseen view of the patient experience of participating in a yoga intervention. The difference between the women's prior expectations and lived experiences is discussed.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
S. Archer, E. Phillips, J. Montague, A. Bali, H. Sowter, “I’m 100% for it! I’m a convert!”: Women's experiences of a yoga programme during treatment for gynaecological cancer; an interpretative phenomenological analysis, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Volume 23, Issue 1, February 2015, Pages 55-62, ISSN 0965-2299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2014.12.003.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/581432
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2014.12.003
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0965-2299
Sponsors:
Gynaecological Cancer Research Fund (part of the Derby Hospitals Charity – Charity Number 1061812)
Appears in Collections:
Department of Life Sciences

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorArcher, Stephanieen
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Ellyen
dc.contributor.authorMontague, Janeen
dc.contributor.authorBali, Anishen
dc.contributor.authorSowter, Heidi M.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-30T14:10:03Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-30T14:10:03Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationS. Archer, E. Phillips, J. Montague, A. Bali, H. Sowter, “I’m 100% for it! I’m a convert!”: Women's experiences of a yoga programme during treatment for gynaecological cancer; an interpretative phenomenological analysis, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Volume 23, Issue 1, February 2015, Pages 55-62, ISSN 0965-2299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2014.12.003.en
dc.identifier.issn0965-2299en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2014.12.003en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/581432en
dc.description.abstractObjectives To explore patients’ experiences of taking part in a yoga intervention while undergoing treatment for gynaecological cancer. Design Sixteen women (age range 31–79 years; mean age 60) participated in focus groups based on a semi-structured question schedule. Resulting discussions were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). Setting Royal Derby Hospital, UK. Interventions Patients took part in a 10-week course of Hatha yoga, where they participated in a one hour long class per week. Results Three themes emerged from the data: applying breathing techniques, engaging in the physicality of yoga and finding a community. The first theme was particularly important to the patients as they noted the breadth and applicability of the techniques in their day-to-day lives. The latter two themes reflect physical and social perspectives, which are established topics in the cancer and yoga literature and are contextualised here within the women's experiences of cancer treatment. Conclusions The women's perceptions of the programme were generally positive, providing a previously unseen view of the patient experience of participating in a yoga intervention. The difference between the women's prior expectations and lived experiences is discussed.en
dc.description.sponsorshipGynaecological Cancer Research Fund (part of the Derby Hospitals Charity – Charity Number 1061812)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectYogaen
dc.subjectGynaecological canceren
dc.subjectPatient experienceen
dc.title"I'm 100% for it! I'm a convert!" Women's experiences of a yoga programme during treatment for gynaecological cancer; an interpretative phenomenological analysisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalComplementary Therapies in Medicineen
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