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Results from a clinical yoga program for veterans: yoga via telehealth provides comparable satisfaction and health improvements to in-person yoga

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, April 2017
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Title
Results from a clinical yoga program for veterans: yoga via telehealth provides comparable satisfaction and health improvements to in-person yoga
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12906-017-1705-4
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Authors

R. Jay Schulz-Heik, Hilary Meyer, Louise Mahoney, Michael V. Stanton, Rachael H. Cho, Danae P. Moore-Downing, Timothy J. Avery, Laura C. Lazzeroni, Joanne M. Varni, Linda Martin Collery, Peter J. Bayley

Abstract

Yoga is increasingly popular, though little data regarding its implementation in healthcare settings is available. Similarly, telehealth is being utilized more frequently to increase access to healthcare; however we know of no research on the acceptability or effectiveness of yoga delivered through telehealth. Therefore, we evaluated the feasibility, acceptability, and patient-reported effectiveness of a clinical yoga program at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center and assessed whether these outcomes differed between those participating in-person and those participating via telehealth. Veterans who attended a yoga class at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System were invited to complete an anonymous program evaluation survey. 64 Veterans completed the survey. Participants reported high satisfaction with the classes and the instructors. More than 80% of participants who endorsed a problem with pain, energy level, depression, or anxiety reported improvement in these symptoms. Those who participated via telehealth did not differ from those who participated in-person in any measure of satisfaction, overall improvement (p = .40), or improvement in any of 16 specific health problems. Delivering yoga to a wide range of patients within a healthcare setting appears to be feasible and acceptable, both when delivered in-person and via telehealth. Patients in this clinical yoga program reported high levels of satisfaction and improvement in multiple problem areas. This preliminary evidence for the effectiveness of a clinical yoga program complements prior evidence for the efficacy of yoga and supports the use of yoga in healthcare settings.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 129 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 21%
Student > Bachelor 17 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 9%
Researcher 11 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 7%
Other 21 16%
Unknown 33 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 17%
Psychology 20 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 14%
Social Sciences 7 5%
Sports and Recreations 7 5%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 38 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 August 2021.
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#1,360,696
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#221
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