Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Yoga, Anxiety, and Occupational Engagement in Older Adults: A Pilot Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Salisbury Visiting Nurses, Salisbury, CT, USA
  • Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
Article Information
Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Yoga, Anxiety, and Occupational Engagement in Older Adults: A Pilot Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515420. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6606
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515420. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6606
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

This study investigated the effect of yoga on mood and occupational engagement in older adults. Five participants completed a six-week yoga group. Changes in occupational performance pre- and postintervention were explored via interviews and questionnaires. Results show perceived improvement in occupational engagement and mood for four out of five participants. Preliminary findings suggest meditative movement is an effective OT intervention for improving occupational engagement.

Primary Author and Speaker: Christina Befanis

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