The Effect of Yoga in Reducing Pain Related to Arthritis: An Integrative Review of the Literature
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Research shows that arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States (Middleton et al., 2013). The PICOT question for this systematic review of literature is “In adults over the age of 40 years, how do yoga interventions, compared to pharmacological pain relief methods alone, affect arthritic pain intensity and frequency?” This systematic review will discuss the possible benefits of using yoga as treatment for both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The methods for this review included a comprehensive search yielding nineteen credible studies using the databases Search-A-Roo, Google Scholar, and CINAHL Plus for full-text academic journal articles containing studies discussing the use of yoga for adult patients with arthritic conditions.
Sheri A. Hartman, PhD, APRN-CPNP; Carrie Scotto, PhD, RN
Carrie Wissmar MBA, MSN, BSN
Lisa Hart MSN, RN, CNE
Collins, Meredith and Reed, Corinne, "The Effect of Yoga in Reducing Pain Related to Arthritis: An Integrative Review of the Literature" (2018). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 739.
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