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Yoga-based exercise improves health-related quality of life and mental well-being in older people
 — a systematic review of randomised controlled trials
Author(s)Alice Tulloch, Hannah Bombell, Catherine Dean, Anne Tiedemann
Journal titleAge and Ageing, vol 47, no 4, July 2018
PublisherOxford University Press, July 2018
Pagespp 536-544
Full text*https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afy044
AnnotationHealth-related quality of life (HRQOL) and mental wellbeing are associated with healthy ageing. Physical activity positively impacts both HRQOL and mental wellbeing. Yoga is a physical activity that can be modified to suit the needs of older people and is growing in popularity. In this study a systematic review was conducted with meta-analysis to determine the impact of yoga-based exercise on HRQOL and mental wellbeing in people aged over 60. Searches were conducted for relevant trials in a range of relevant databases. Trials that evaluated the effect of physical yoga on HRQOL and/or on mental wellbeing in people aged over 60 were included. Data on HRQOL and mental wellbeing were extracted. Standardised mean differences and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated using random effects models. Methodological quality of trials was assessed using the PEDro scale. Twelve trials of high methodological quality totalling 752 participants were identified and provided data for the meta-analysis. Yoga produced a medium effect on HRQOL and a small effect on mental well-being. Overall yoga interventions resulted in small to moderate improvements in both HRQOL and mental well-being in people aged over 60. (JL).
Accession NumberCPA-180803203 A
ClassmarkHTY: CEA: CC: D: D:F:5HH: BBC: 3G: 64A
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