A systematic review of yoga for state anxiety: considerations for occupational therapy
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
A systematic review of yoga for state anxiety
Abstract: 

BACKGROUND: State anxiety can result from a variety of life situations. This type of anxiety can disrupt occupational engagement and performance, thereby affecting rehabilitation and recovery. Occupational therapists need to address the connection between mind-body-spirit and its relationship to performance and engagement in meaningful occupations. Yoga, when used as an adjunct to therapy, has the potential to address state anxiety. PURPOSE: The aim was to systematically review the evidence concerning the effectiveness of yoga as a treatment approach for state anxiety. METHODS: Six electronic databases, the authors' own files, and the references of included studies from 1990 to July 2011 were searched. FINDINGS: A total of 25 unique studies represented by 26 publications made up the sample: two systematic reviews; 16 randomized controlled trials, and seven prospective, controlled, non-randomized studies. Evidence suggests yoga can be a viable therapeutic option for reducing state anxiety in certain situations. IMPLICATIONS: In making the determination to recommend yoga as an intervention, occupational therapists should consider the client's circumstances and values as well as the type and intensity of the yoga program.

Author(s): 
Chugh-Gupta, Neha
Baldassarre, Fulvia G.
Vrkljan, Brenda H.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Revue Canadienne D'ergotherapie
Journal Abbreviation: 
Can J Occup Ther
Publication Date: 
2013-06
Publication Year: 
2013
Pages: 
150-170
Volume: 
80
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
0008-4174
DOI: 
10.1177/0008417413500930
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 24224228

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Neha Chugh-Gupta, Fulvia G. Baldassarre and Brenda H. Vrkljan. 2013-06. "A systematic review of yoga for state anxiety: considerations for occupational therapy." Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Revue Canadienne D'ergotherapie 80: 3: 150-170. 10.1177/0008417413500930.

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