Yoga for Symptom Relief in Homebound Population

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Doranne Donesky

Doranne Donesky was lead author on an article published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (Donesky, DorAnne; Selman, Lucy; McDermott, Kelly; Citron, Tracie; and Howie-Esquivel, Jill), in June 2017, online, ahead of print. The article described a controlled, nonrandomized trial, which built on the proven efficacy of yoga for symptom relief in patients with COPD and heart failure. This new trial evaluated the efficacy of yoga for homebound participants who were not able to travel to class settings. Yoga instruction was provided via twice-weekly Internet connections from live classes to participants’ televisions and, in the trial, even frail patients were able to perform yoga safely in the home setting.

The article can be viewed here (subscription required).

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