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Effect of mindfulness and yoga on quality of life for elementary school students and teachers: results of a randomized controlled school-based study

Overview of attention for article published in Psychology Research and Behavior Management, April 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 291)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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Title
Effect of mindfulness and yoga on quality of life for elementary school students and teachers: results of a randomized controlled school-based study
Published in
Psychology Research and Behavior Management, April 2018
DOI 10.2147/prbm.s157503
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Alessandra N Bazzano, Christopher E Anderson, Chelsea Hylton, Jeanette Gustat

Abstract

To assess the impact of a yoga curriculum in an elementary school on student quality of life, and to assess teacher and staff perception of potential barriers to, and benefits of, introducing yoga and mindfulness into the classroom. A randomized controlled trial was utilized to assess the impact of a brief intervention on third-grade students who screened positive for symptoms of anxiety. Students were randomized to an intervention group of 20 students receiving small-group yoga/mindfulness activities for 8 weeks between October 2016 and February 2017, and a control group of 32 students receiving care as usual. The Brief Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale-Peabody Treatment Progress Battery and the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) served as outcomes. Teachers were invited to participate in two professional development sessions about introducing yoga and mindfulness into the classroom, and completed a survey following each of the sessions. In generalized estimating equation models adjusted for time, the yoga-based intervention was associated with a 14.17 unit increase in student emotional PedsQL (p-value 0.001) and a 7.43 unit increase in psychosocial PedsQL (p-value 0.01). Results were not attenuated by adjustment. Teachers and staff reported using yoga more frequently in the classroom following the second of two professional development sessions (p-value <0.05). Perceived barriers to introducing yoga to the classroom were similar at two data collection time points, while perceived benefits remained high. The intervention was associated with a significant improvement in emotional and psychosocial quality of life in the intervention group when compared to the control group, suggesting that yoga/mindfulness interventions may improve symptoms of anxiety among students. Yoga/mindfulness activities may facilitate stress management among elementary school students and may be added as a complement to social and emotional learning activities.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 187 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 42 22%
Student > Bachelor 26 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 10%
Researcher 14 7%
Other 37 20%
Unknown 28 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 54 29%
Social Sciences 19 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 7%
Arts and Humanities 10 5%
Other 32 17%
Unknown 41 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 469. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 August 2020.
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