Yoga as an alternative and complementary approach for arthritis: a systematic review
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Yoga as an alternative and complementary approach for arthritis
Abstract: 

In the United States, approximately 21% of the adults suffer from arthritis. Yoga offers one possible way of managing arthritis. The purpose of this study was to look at studies from 2010 to June 2013 and examine whether yoga can be an efficacious approach for managing arthritis. A systematic search from Medline, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, and Alt HealthWatch databases was conducted for quantitative articles involving all schools of yoga. A total of 9 articles met the inclusion criteria. Five of these were from the United States and 4 from India. Of the 9 studies, 6 demonstrated positive changes in psychological or physiological outcomes related to arthritis. Despite the limitations not all studies using randomized controlled design, having smaller sample sizes, having different outcomes, having nonstandardized yoga intervention, not using behavioral theory, and having varying lengths, yoga appears to be a promising modality for arthritis.

Author(s): 
Sharma, Manoj
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med
Publication Date: 
2014-01
Publication Year: 
2014
Pages: 
51-58
Volume: 
19
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
2156-5899
DOI: 
10.1177/2156587213499918
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 24647379

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Manoj Sharma. 2014-01. "Yoga as an alternative and complementary approach for arthritis: a systematic review." Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine 19: 1: 51-58. 10.1177/2156587213499918.

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