Chair Yoga: Feasibility and Sustainability Study With Older Community-Dwelling Adults With Osteoarthritis

Holist Nurs Pract. 2017 May/Jun;31(3):148-157. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000184.


This study measured the feasibility of completing a randomized control trial on an 8-week seated yoga program for older adults with osteoarthritis. Part of the feasibility of this program was to determine whether participants would continue the yoga practice at home using a guide book after the 8-week program. Findings demonstrated that once participants were not in a group setting for the yoga, they did not continue with yoga practice. This outcome demonstrates the need for group programs for older adults to promote adherence to movement-based programs. (Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.Gov: NCT02113410).

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Chronic Pain / complications
  • Chronic Pain / etiology
  • Female
  • Florida
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Osteoarthritis / complications
  • Osteoarthritis / therapy*
  • Posture*
  • Program Evaluation / methods*
  • Yoga*

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