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Type: Artigo
Title: Yoga Training Has Positive Effects On Postural Balance And Its Influence On Activities Of Daily Living In People With Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study
Author: de Oliveira
Gerson; Gomes Fernandes Tavares
Maria da Consolacao Cunha; de Faria Oliveira
Jane Domingues; Rodrigues
Marcos Rojo; Santaella
Danilo Forghieri
Abstract: There is a little evidence about the influence of yoga as a complementary therapy for postural balance and its influence on activities of daily living in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Objective: To evaluate the influence of a six-month yoga program on postural balance and subjective impact of postural balance impairment on activities of daily living in people with MS. Design: Randomized controlled pilot study. Setting: Protocol developed at the Adaptive Physical Activity Study Department, College of Physical Education, State University of Campinas, Brazil. Subjects: A total of 12 (11 women) yoga naive people with MS randomly divided into two groups as follows: Control (C-waiting list, n = 6) and Yoga (Y-Yoga training, n = 6). Interventions: Yoga group practiced postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation on weekly 60-min classes for a six-month period. Main Outcome Measures: The following evaluations were performed at study entry (baseline), and after six months (six months): Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), and self-reported postural balance quality and influence of postural balance on activities of daily living. Results: There was a significant improvement in BBS score from baseline to six months only in the Yoga group, especially in subjects with higher EDSS score, with increased quality of self-reported postural balance, and decreased influence of postural balance impairment on activities of daily living. In conclusion, a six-month yoga training is beneficial for people with MS, since it improves postural balance and decreases the influence of postural balance impairment on activities of daily living. A greater sample size is necessary to increase generalization, but it seems that yoga could be included as a feasible complementary therapy for people with MS.
Subject: Multiple Sclerosis
Hatha Yoga
Postural Balance
Editor: Elsevier Science Inc
New York
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.explore.2016.06.005
Date Issue: 2016
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