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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-19

Effectiveness of yoga therapy on self perception of health among the inpatients with schizophrenia

Staff nurse, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India

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N V Asha Vijayan
Staff nurse, NIMHANS, Bangalore
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2231-1505.262415

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Schizophrenia is among the most severe psychiatric disorders. Yoga as an adjuvant therapy has shown improvement in self awareness, stress reduction, creation of energy and also as a best complementary treatment for schizophrenia. Assessment of self perception of health indicates beneficial impact in improving positive and negative symptoms and enhancing health-related quality of life of patient with schizophrenia. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of yoga on self perception of health in patients with schizophrenia. Patients with schizophrenia were randomly allotted to either Yoga with conventional care (Y) (n=25) or conventional care (Cc) (n=25) groups. Those in the yoga group were taught a specific yoga module with asanas and pranayama. Pre and post assessment done with visual analogous scale (VAS) and patient health questionnaire (PHQ). Result shown that improved self perception of health in both groups but statistically improved in yoga group (Y) group than the conventional care (CC) VAS score have statistically significant improvement (p<0.001) and PHQ score shows statistically significant improvement in yoga with conventional care groups.

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