Feasibility and Efficacy of a Shared Yoga Intervention for Sleep Disturbance in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis
Journal of gerontological nursing
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2017
Pages: 1 - 10
Source ID: shanti-sources-32981
Collection: Yoga-Based Medical Interventions
Abstract: The purpose of the current study was to test the feasibility and efficacy of a shared yoga (SY) program for sleep disturbance in older adults with osteoarthritis (OA). Participants (ages 50 to 72) with insomnia related to OA were randomized to 12 weeks of SY (n = 9) or individual yoga (IY; n = 7). The sample was 53% male and 41% self-identified as a race other than White/Caucasian. The groups did not significantly differ in class attendance, home practice, or change scores on efficacy outcomes. Pre-post comparisons in all participants showed statistically significant improvements on the Insomnia Severity Index and Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement System sleep disturbance scale. Findings support the overall feasibility of the program, both in the shared and individual formats. Efficacy data suggest that this yoga program may improve sleep, but given the study limitations, further research is needed to draw conclusions. [Journal of Gerontological Nursing, xx(x), xx-xx.].