A Pilot Study of the Effects of Chair Yoga and Chair-Based Exercise on Biopsychosocial Outcomes in Older Adults With Lower Extremity Osteoarthritis.

Author: McCaffrey R1, Taylor D, Marker C, Park J
1Georgia Baptist College of Nursing (Dr McCaffrey), Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions (Dr Taylor), and Department of Clinical Psychology, College of Health Professions (Dr Marker), Mercer University, Dahlonega, Georgia; and Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton (Dr Park).
Conference/Journal: Holist Nurs Pract.
Date published: 2019 Nov/Dec
Other: Volume ID: 33 , Issue ID: 6 , Pages: 321-326 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000355. , Word Count: 44

This pilot study examined whether chair yoga and chair-based exercise are effective in managing biopsychosocial outcomes for older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis. Both interventions improved physical function and mobility over time, although no significant differences between the 2 interventions were identified.

PMID: 31609869 DOI: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000355