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A pilot randomized controlled trial of the Yoga of Awareness program in the management of fibromyalgia.
Pain 2010; 151(2):530-9PAIN

Abstract

A mounting body of literature recommends that treatment for fibromyalgia (FM) encompass medications, exercise and improvement of coping skills. However, there is a significant gap in determining an effective counterpart to pharmacotherapy that incorporates both exercise and coping. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of a comprehensive yoga intervention on FM symptoms and coping. A sample of 53 female FM patients were randomized to the 8-week Yoga of Awareness program (gentle poses, meditation, breathing exercises, yoga-based coping instructions, group discussions) or to wait-listed standard care. Data were analyzed by intention to treat. At post-treatment, women assigned to the yoga program showed significantly greater improvements on standardized measures of FM symptoms and functioning, including pain, fatigue, and mood, and in pain catastrophizing, acceptance, and other coping strategies. This pilot study provides promising support for the potential benefits of a yoga program for women with FM.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Anesthesiology and Peri-operative Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97239-3011, USA. carsonja@ohsu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20946990

Citation

Carson, James W., et al. "A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of the Yoga of Awareness Program in the Management of Fibromyalgia." Pain, vol. 151, no. 2, 2010, pp. 530-9.
Carson JW, Carson KM, Jones KD, et al. A pilot randomized controlled trial of the Yoga of Awareness program in the management of fibromyalgia. Pain. 2010;151(2):530-9.
Carson, J. W., Carson, K. M., Jones, K. D., Bennett, R. M., Wright, C. L., & Mist, S. D. (2010). A pilot randomized controlled trial of the Yoga of Awareness program in the management of fibromyalgia. Pain, 151(2), pp. 530-9. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2010.08.020.
Carson JW, et al. A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of the Yoga of Awareness Program in the Management of Fibromyalgia. Pain. 2010;151(2):530-9. PubMed PMID: 20946990.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A pilot randomized controlled trial of the Yoga of Awareness program in the management of fibromyalgia. AU - Carson,James W, AU - Carson,Kimberly M, AU - Jones,Kim D, AU - Bennett,Robert M, AU - Wright,Cheryl L, AU - Mist,Scott D, PY - 2010/04/27/received PY - 2010/06/24/revised PY - 2010/08/16/accepted PY - 2010/10/16/entrez PY - 2010/10/16/pubmed PY - 2011/2/15/medline SP - 530 EP - 9 JF - Pain JO - Pain VL - 151 IS - 2 N2 - A mounting body of literature recommends that treatment for fibromyalgia (FM) encompass medications, exercise and improvement of coping skills. However, there is a significant gap in determining an effective counterpart to pharmacotherapy that incorporates both exercise and coping. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of a comprehensive yoga intervention on FM symptoms and coping. A sample of 53 female FM patients were randomized to the 8-week Yoga of Awareness program (gentle poses, meditation, breathing exercises, yoga-based coping instructions, group discussions) or to wait-listed standard care. Data were analyzed by intention to treat. At post-treatment, women assigned to the yoga program showed significantly greater improvements on standardized measures of FM symptoms and functioning, including pain, fatigue, and mood, and in pain catastrophizing, acceptance, and other coping strategies. This pilot study provides promising support for the potential benefits of a yoga program for women with FM. SN - 1872-6623 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20946990/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0304-3959(10)00488-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -