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Follow-up of yoga of awareness for fibromyalgia: results at 3 months and replication in the wait-list group.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

Published preliminary findings from a randomized-controlled trial suggest that an 8-week Yoga of Awareness intervention may be effective for improving symptoms, functional deficits, and coping abilities in fibromyalgia. The primary aims of this study were to evaluate the same intervention's posttreatment effects in a wait-list group and to test the intervention's effects at 3-month follow-up in the immediate treatment group.

METHODS

Unpaired t tests were used to compare data from a per protocol sample of 21 women in the immediate treatment group who had completed treatment and 18 women in the wait-list group who had completed treatment. Within-group paired t tests were performed to compare posttreatment data with 3-month follow-up data in the immediate treatment group. The primary outcome measure was the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire Revised (FIQR). Multilevel random-effects models were also used to examine associations between yoga practice rates and outcomes.

RESULTS

Posttreatment results in the wait-list group largely mirrored results seen at posttreatment in the immediate treatment group, with the FIQR Total Score improving by 31.9% across the 2 groups. Follow-up results showed that patients sustained most of their posttreatment gains, with the FIQR Total Score remaining 21.9% improved at 3 months. Yoga practice rates were good, and more practice was associated with more benefit for a variety of outcomes.

DISCUSSION

These findings indicate that the benefits of Yoga of Awareness in fibromyalgia are replicable and can be maintained.

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    Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97239-3011, USA. carsonja@ohsu.edu

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    MeSH

    Activities of Daily Living
    Adaptation, Psychological
    Adult
    Aged
    Awareness
    Catastrophization
    Female
    Fibromyalgia
    Follow-Up Studies
    Humans
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Quality of Life
    Retrospective Studies
    Sensation Disorders
    Surveys and Questionnaires
    Tendons
    Time Factors
    Treatment Outcome
    Waiting Lists
    Yoga
    Young Adult

    Pub Type(s)

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

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22751025

    Citation

    Carson, James W., et al. "Follow-up of Yoga of Awareness for Fibromyalgia: Results at 3 Months and Replication in the Wait-list Group." The Clinical Journal of Pain, vol. 28, no. 9, 2012, pp. 804-13.
    Carson JW, Carson KM, Jones KD, et al. Follow-up of yoga of awareness for fibromyalgia: results at 3 months and replication in the wait-list group. Clin J Pain. 2012;28(9):804-13.
    Carson, J. W., Carson, K. M., Jones, K. D., Mist, S. D., & Bennett, R. M. (2012). Follow-up of yoga of awareness for fibromyalgia: results at 3 months and replication in the wait-list group. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 28(9), pp. 804-13. doi:10.1097/AJP.0b013e31824549b5.
    Carson JW, et al. Follow-up of Yoga of Awareness for Fibromyalgia: Results at 3 Months and Replication in the Wait-list Group. Clin J Pain. 2012;28(9):804-13. PubMed PMID: 22751025.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Follow-up of yoga of awareness for fibromyalgia: results at 3 months and replication in the wait-list group. AU - Carson,James W, AU - Carson,Kimberly M, AU - Jones,Kim D, AU - Mist,Scott D, AU - Bennett,Robert M, PY - 2012/7/4/entrez PY - 2012/7/4/pubmed PY - 2013/3/13/medline SP - 804 EP - 13 JF - The Clinical journal of pain JO - Clin J Pain VL - 28 IS - 9 N2 - OBJECTIVES: Published preliminary findings from a randomized-controlled trial suggest that an 8-week Yoga of Awareness intervention may be effective for improving symptoms, functional deficits, and coping abilities in fibromyalgia. The primary aims of this study were to evaluate the same intervention's posttreatment effects in a wait-list group and to test the intervention's effects at 3-month follow-up in the immediate treatment group. METHODS: Unpaired t tests were used to compare data from a per protocol sample of 21 women in the immediate treatment group who had completed treatment and 18 women in the wait-list group who had completed treatment. Within-group paired t tests were performed to compare posttreatment data with 3-month follow-up data in the immediate treatment group. The primary outcome measure was the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire Revised (FIQR). Multilevel random-effects models were also used to examine associations between yoga practice rates and outcomes. RESULTS: Posttreatment results in the wait-list group largely mirrored results seen at posttreatment in the immediate treatment group, with the FIQR Total Score improving by 31.9% across the 2 groups. Follow-up results showed that patients sustained most of their posttreatment gains, with the FIQR Total Score remaining 21.9% improved at 3 months. Yoga practice rates were good, and more practice was associated with more benefit for a variety of outcomes. DISCUSSION: These findings indicate that the benefits of Yoga of Awareness in fibromyalgia are replicable and can be maintained. SN - 1536-5409 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22751025/Follow_up_of_yoga_of_awareness_for_fibromyalgia:_results_at_3_months_and_replication_in_the_wait_list_group_ L2 - http://Insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=22751025 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -