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Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7595

+44 7480022681

Alissa Margraf

Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA

Publications
  • Research Article   
    Pharmacist Led Chair Yoga in Home Care Patients with Chronic Pain
    Author(s): Virginia Lemay* and Alissa Margraf

    The National Institutes of Health estimate that 25.3 million American adults suffer from daily pain, a condition more common with aging, affecting quality of life as well as productivity. This pilot study investigated whether chair yoga (CY) improves chronic pain in home care patients and reduces the need for opioids. Methods: Participants were patients of Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice (VNHH), a home healthcare agency serving the state of Rhode Island, and identified as having chronic pain. Upon consent, a pre-intervention survey was conducted assessing previous yoga exposure, baseline demographics, perceived pain, and prescription pain medications. Seven homebound patients consented to CY participation. Participants engaged in 15-60 minutes of one-on-one chair yoga over six weeks tailored to individual ability levels. A post-survey was conducted after the final CY session assessing.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2157-7595.11.s1.321

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