Quality of Life

Publication Title: 
Psychiatry Research

This systematic review summarizes the most recent evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) considering the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions (aerobic exercises, strength exercises, relaxation training, basic body awareness exercises, or a combination of these) within the multidisciplinary management of schizophrenia. Two authors searched PubMed, PsycINFO, EMBASE, Web of Science, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), and the Cochrane Library considering RCTs published from July 1, 2011-October 1, 2014.

Author(s): 
Vera-Garcia, Elisa
Mayoral-Cleries, Fermín
Vancampfort, Davy
Stubbs, Brendon
Cuesta-Vargas, Antonio I.
Publication Title: 
Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.Z.)

BACKGROUND: Although physical exercise is recommended for asthmatics, evidence on the effects of exercise on clinical key factors is still missing. OBJECTIVES: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effect of exercise training (EXT) on quality of life (QoL), bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), lung function and exercise capacity, plus the factors affecting changes in QoL and exercise capacity in asthmatics after a period of EXT.

Author(s): 
Eichenberger, Philipp A.
Diener, Stephanie N.
Kofmehl, Reto
Spengler, Christina M.
Publication Title: 
Schizophrenia Bulletin

BACKGROUND: Physical exercise may be valuable for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders as it may have beneficial effect on clinical symptoms, quality of life and cognition. METHODS: A systematic search was performed using PubMed (Medline), Embase, PsychInfo, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Controlled and uncontrolled studies investigating the effect of any type of physical exercise interventions in schizophrenia spectrum disorders were included. Outcome measures were clinical symptoms, quality of life, global functioning, depression or cognition.

Author(s): 
Dauwan, Meenakshi
Begemann, Marieke J. H.
Heringa, Sophie M.
Sommer, Iris E.
Publication Title: 
Behavioural Neurology

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a serious condition with a major negative impact on patient's physical and mental health. Postural instability is one of the cardinal difficulties reported by patients to deal with. Neuroanatomical, animal, and clinical studies on nonparkinsonian and parkinsonian subjects suggest an important correlation between the presence of balance dysfunction and multiple mood disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and apathy.

Author(s): 
Šumec, Rastislav
Filip, Pavel
Sheardová, Kate?ina
Bareš, Martin
Publication Title: 
Sao Paulo Medical Journal = Revista Paulista De Medicina

BACKGROUND: Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disorder affecting about 300 million people worldwide. As a holistic therapy, yoga has the potential to relieve both the physical and psychological suffering of people with asthma, and its popularity has expanded globally. A number of clinical trials have been carried out to evaluate the effects of yoga practice, with inconsistent results. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of yoga in people with asthma.

Author(s): 
Yang, Zu-Yao
Zhong, Hui-Bin
Mao, Chen
Yuan, Jin-Qiu
Huang, Ya-Fang
Wu, Xin-Yin
Gao, Yuan-Mei
Tang, Jin-Ling
Publication Title: 
Journal of Physiotherapy

QUESTION: In women with primary dysmenorrhoea, what is the effect of physiotherapeutic interventions compared to control (either no treatment or placebo/sham) on pain and quality of life? DESIGN: Systematic review of randomised trials with meta-analysis. PARTICIPANTS: Women with primary dysmenorrhea. INTERVENTION: Any form of physiotherapy treatment. OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary outcome was menstrual pain intensity and the secondary outcome was quality of life. RESULTS: The search yielded 222 citations. Of these, 11 were eligible randomised trials and were included in the review.

Author(s): 
Kannan, Priya
Claydon, Leica Sarah
Publication Title: 
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs

BACKGROUND: The majority of breast cancer patients use complementary and/or integrative therapies during and beyond cancer treatment to manage symptoms, prevent toxicities, and improve quality of life. Practice guidelines are needed to inform clinicians and patients about safe and effective therapies. METHODS: Following the Institute of Medicine's guideline development process, a systematic review identified randomized controlled trials testing the use of integrative therapies for supportive care in patients receiving breast cancer treatment.

Author(s): 
Greenlee, Heather
Balneaves, Lynda G.
Carlson, Linda E.
Cohen, Misha
Deng, Gary
Hershman, Dawn
Mumber, Matthew
Perlmutter, Jane
Seely, Dugald
Sen, Ananda
Zick, Suzanna M.
Tripathy, Debu
Society for Integrative Oncology
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

OBJECTIVE: To determine effects of physical activity on depressive symptoms (primary objective), symptoms of schizophrenia, anthropometric measures, aerobic capacity, and quality of life (secondary objectives) in people with mental illness and explore between-study heterogeneity. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Embase, and the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) were searched from earliest record to 2013.

Author(s): 
Rosenbaum, Simon
Tiedemann, Anne
Sherrington, Catherine
Curtis, Jackie
Ward, Philip B.
Publication Title: 
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

CONTEXT: Medical authorities have identified obesity as a causal factor in the development of diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease (CVD), and more broadly, of metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance syndrome. To provide solutions that can modify this risk factor, researchers need to identify methods of effective risk reduction and primary prevention of obesity. Research on the effectiveness of yoga as a treatment for obesity is limited, and studies vary in overall quality and methodological rigor.

Author(s): 
Rioux, Jennifer Grace
Ritenbaugh, Cheryl
Publication Title: 
Canadian Family Physician Medecin De Famille Canadien

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether therapeutic yoga improves the quality of life of patients with cancer. DATA SOURCES: Search of MEDLINE database (1950-2010) using key words yoga, cancer, and quality of life. STUDY SELECTION: Priority was given to randomized controlled clinical studies conducted to determine the effect of yoga on typical symptoms of patients with cancer in North America. SYNTHESIS: Initially, 4 randomized controlled clinical studies were analyzed, then 2 studies without control groups were analyzed.

Author(s): 
Côté, Andréanne
Daneault, Serge

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