Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
The Effects of Yoga on OT Students
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • 200hr CYT, 85hr CPNYT, Van Buren Intermediate School District, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
Article Information
Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Education of OTs and OTAs / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
The Effects of Yoga on OT Students
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515334. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4017
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515334. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4017
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of yoga on stress and anxiety levels within the OT college student population compared to a matched control group performing physical exercise alone. Findings supported the use of yoga as a stress-reduction tool. This research aligns with previously reported literature stating that yoga has a positive impact in reducing stress levels and suggests that academic programs implement scheduled stress management curricula for students.

Primary Author and Speaker: BrieLynn Sturm

Additional Authors and Speakers: Melinda Cozzolino

Contributing Authors: Sebastian Harenberg