Lara Benusis

Lara Benusis
Columbia University | CU · Department of Biobehavioral Sciences

M.Ed. Student

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Introduction
Lara Benusis currently works at the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences, Columbia University. Lara does research in Applied Physiology and Behavioural Science. Their most recent publication is 'SIO2015 Oral Abstracts.'

Publications

Publications (7)
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Purpose: Many cancer survivors experience cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI). We conducted a randomized controlled pilot trial of 2 types of yoga practice and evaluated their effects on participants' objective cognitive function. Methods: Sedentary breast or ovarian cancer survivors were randomized to practice either restorative yoga (wi...
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Objective: Yoga is a heterogeneous practice with diversity in lineage and content. The aim of this study is to explore differences in epistemic and pedagogical beliefs of yoga teachers/therapists in relation to their experience(s) in different styles of yoga. Methods: Participants (n= 324) were yoga teachers/therapists recruited via virtual commun...
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Purpose: Dyspnea related to chronic pulmonary disorders is difficult to manage. In this single-arm study, we evaluated feasibility and potential efficacy of a self-care breath training program to reduce dyspnea that persists despite standard treatments in patients with chronic lung disease. Methods: Adult patients with a chronic pulmonary disord...
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Yoga has been shown to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life, yet regular yoga practice is a challenge for those who are sedentary. We conducted a pilot randomized controlled study to assess feasibility and adherence of two types of yoga intervention among sedentary cancer survivors. Sedentary breast and ovarian cancer survivors were randomized...
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Yoga has been shown to improve cancer survivors' quality of life, yet regular yoga practice is a challenge for those who are sedentary. We conducted a pilot randomized controlled study to assess feasibility and adherence of two types of yoga intervention among sedentary cancer survivors. Sedentary breast and ovarian cancer survivors were randomized...
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BACKGROUND: Management of chronic dyspnea in cancer survivors remains challenging. Yoga-based breathing techniques strengthen respiratory muscles, promote relaxation and were shown to reduce dyspnea in COPD patients. METHODS: Adult patients with diagnosis of a chronic pulmonary disorder and moderate dyspnea (Baseline Dyspnea Index (BDI) score ≤6) d...

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