Determining the potential benefits of yoga in chronic stroke care: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Tharshanah Thayabaranathan, Nadine E Andrew, Maarten A Immink, Susan Hillier, Philip Stevens, Rene Stolwyk, Monique Kilkenny, Dominique A Cadilhac
TOPICS IN STROKE REHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Survivors of stroke have long-term physical and psychological consequences that impact their quality of life. Few interventions are available in the community to address these problems. Yoga, a type of mindfulness-based intervention, is shown to be effective in people with other chronic illnesses and may have the potential to address many of the problems reported by survivors of stroke. OBJECTIVES: To date only narrative reviews have been published. We sought to perform, the first systematic review with meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that investigated yoga for its potential benefit for chronic survivors of stroke. METHODS: Ovid Medline, CINHAL plus, AMED, Pu..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship
Tharshanah Thayabaranathan was supported by the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. Dominique A Cadilhac was supported by a fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; 1063761 co-funded by National Heart Foundation), and Nadine Andrew was supported by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (1072053).