A mixed methods evaluation of yoga as a fall prevention strategy for older people in India

18/06/2018

Source: Pilot feasibility Studies

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Date of publication: 1 May 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study sought to evaluate the acceptability, feasibility and likely impact of a yoga-based program aimed at improving balance and mobility for older residents in urban India.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Yoga’s effect on falls in rural, older adults

20/11/2017

Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine 

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Date of publication: December 2017,Vol. 35 pps, 57-63

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Unintentional falls affect 30% of people over age 65 years. Yoga has been shown to improve balance. We designed this study to examine if yoga reduces falls.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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Yoga can significantly improve balance and mobility

19/08/2013

Source: Australian Ageing Agenda, 2013

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Date of publication: July 2013

Publication type: News bulletin

In a nutshell: A pilot study carried out by researchers at the University of Sydney has confirmed what has been long believed to be true: yoga can significantly improve balance and mobility in older people. The study ran over a twelve week period, and results showed improvement in a range of measures. Older people who perform well in these balance and mobility tests are said to be about half as likely to fall as people with poor mobility.

Length of publication: 1 page


Yoga-based rehabilitation after stroke can potentially improve balance and function

14/09/2012

Source:  Nursing Times 1st August 2012

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Date of publication: August 2012

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: The Daily Telegraph drew an inadequate summary from a headline in the journal Stroke. This article attempts to redress the balance, by pointing out that there is no evidence to state that yoga will improve balance and function, but there is evidence to suggest that it might. It also points out that there is no evidence to say that yoga is more beneficial to people who have had a stroke than normal care.

Length of publication: 1 page

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