Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7595

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Jane Frawley

Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM), University of Technology, Australia

  • Research Article   
    The use of yoga for chronic health conditions: Results from the Australian 45 and Up Study
    Author(s): Sridhar Maddela*, Jane Frawley, Jon Adams and David Sibbritt

    Background: Unprecedented changes to the structure of the Australian population are predicted for the near future, with adults over the age of 65 years estimated to increase by around 50% in the next 15-20 years. The prevalence of chronic diseases among the older adult population is high. In recent years, yoga is being utilised as a means of promoting physical, psychological and social well-being. However, the extent of yoga utilisation among the middle to older aged women in Australia remains unclear. Methods: Data were obtained via a survey of 1,925 women aged 45 years and over living in (State of) New South Wales, Australia diagnosed with asthma, depression, diabetes, osteoarthritis and/or osteoporosis, randomly selected from the 45 and Up Study participants. Results: Consultation with a yoga instructor (3.4%) and self-practiced yoga (4.8%) specifically for chronic illness was rela.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2157-7595.2020.10.301

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