Major

Nursing

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2018

Abstract

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.

Research Sponsor

Sheri A. Hartman, PhD, APRN-CPNP; Carrie Scotto, PhD, RN

First Reader

Carrie Wissmar MBA, MSN, BSN

Second Reader

Lisa Hart MSN, RN, CNE

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