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Is yoga a suitable treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: current opinion

Overview of attention for article published in Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, August 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Is yoga a suitable treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: current opinion
Published in
Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, August 2012
DOI 10.2147/oajsm.s25707
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Shirley Telles, Nilkamal Singh

Abstract

We reviewed published literature regarding the use of yoga for managing rheumatoid arthritis to determine whether adequate evidence exists to suggest its usefulness as a therapy. A search for previous studies involving yoga and rheumatoid arthritis in PubMed yielded eight reports. These studies reported the benefits of yoga in the physical and mental health of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggesting that yoga is a useful add-on therapy for RA patients. However, all studies showed limitations with respect to sample size, study design, description and duration of yoga intervention, and assessment tools and statistical methods used. Additionally, the studies did not attempt to understand the mechanisms underlying observed benefits. Hence, evidence suggests a definite role of yoga in RA improvement, reducing pain, improving function, and creating a positive mental state. However, detailed analysis and additional studies are necessary to verify these observations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 33 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 27%
Student > Master 7 21%
Student > Postgraduate 6 18%
Researcher 2 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 6%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 2 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 45%
Psychology 5 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 12%
Neuroscience 2 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 4 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 28 June 2020.
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#3,087,017
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#79
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#22,563
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#2
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