"Merging Yoga and Occupational Therapy (MY-OT): A feasibility and pilot study"
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
"Merging Yoga and Occupational Therapy (MY-OT)
Abstract: 

OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility and benefits of the Merging Yoga and Occupational Therapy (MY-OT) intervention. DESIGN: This is the primary analysis of a non-controlled pretest-posttest pilot study to understand the feasibility and impact of MY-OT on balance, balance self-efficacy, and fall risk factor management in people with chronic stroke. SETTING: University research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: People with chronic stroke were included in the study if they: had sustained a fall or had fear of falling, were able to stand, and hand impaired balance and were at risk for falls (?46 on the Berg Balance Scale (BBS)). INTERVENTIONS: Individuals completed an 8 week intervention that included 16 sessions of both yoga and group occupational therapy (OT). Yoga included physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. OT focused on post-stroke fall risk factor management. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The BBS was used to assess balance, the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC) was used to measure balance self-efficacy. Five fall risk factor management scales were used. RESULTS: Overall, the intervention was considered feasible, as individuals were able to safely complete the intervention with little attrition and high attendance. Balance improved by 30% (p=0.002). Balance self-efficacy improved by 15% (p=0.034). Each of the five fall risk factor management scales improved, but only two significantly improved (Fall Prevention and Management Questionnaire, 29%, p=0.004 and Fall Prevention Strategy Survey, 42%, p=0.032). CONCLUSION: The results demonstrate that MY-OT is a potential intervention to improve multiple fall related outcomes for people with stroke. Therapists may consider these interventions for people with stroke, but additional research is warranted.

Author(s): 
Schmid, Arlene A.
Puymbroeck, Marieke Van
Portz, Jennifer D.
Atler, Karen E.
Fruhauf, Christine A.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Journal Abbreviation: 
Complement Ther Med
Publication Date: 
2016-10
Publication Year: 
2016
Pages: 
44-49
Volume: 
28
ISSN: 
1873-6963
DOI: 
10.1016/j.ctim.2016.08.003
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 27670869

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Arlene A. Schmid, Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Jennifer D. Portz, Karen E. Atler and Christine A. Fruhauf. 2016-10. ""Merging Yoga and Occupational Therapy (MY-OT): A feasibility and pilot study"." Complementary Therapies in Medicine 28: 44-49. 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.08.003.

Wikipedia Citation

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