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Authors

  1. Park, Juyoung PhD
  2. McCaffrey, Ruth DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC
  3. Dunn, Dorothy PhD, RN
  4. Goodman, Rhonda PhD, RN

Abstract

The aim of this pilot study was to determine whether chair yoga and Reiki affect pain, depressive mood, and physical function compared with an educational program for older adults with osteoarthritis. Findings showed significant relationships only between physical function and chair yoga. In focus group interviews, participants expressed feelings of improved health and well-being after the yoga intervention. The major limitation of this study was the small sample size.