Yoga For Multiple Sclerosis : A Systematic Review And Meta Analysis

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Cramer, H., Lauche, R., Azizi, H., Dobos, G., & Langhorst, J. (2014). Yoga for multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS one, 9(11), e112414.
The purpose of this study was to systematically analyze the effectiveness and safety of yoga on patients with multiple sclerosis. This study reviewed articles from various sources including but are not limited to those studies who have conducted randomized controlled trials (RCT). The trials the have been included on this study were screen based on its relevance to health related topics such as quality of life, fatigue and mobility. The study also reviewed a secondary outcome measure that encompasses cognitive functions. In this study, they analyzed seven randomized control trials which includes a total of 670 patients. The study found that yoga was not associated with any adverse effect nor there was any evidence found that yoga must be recommended as a routine intervention for patients with multiple sclerosis
This study relates to our topic as a concern with ethics for patients with multiple sclerosis may be raised specifically to those that may unexpectedly progress rapidly during the trial for the effectiveness of yoga. Although this study failed to explore the effectiveness of yoga as a recommended exercise regimen, it did conclude that given the evident effectiveness of exercise in improving fatigue, yoga may be considered as a treatment option in the future for patients with multiple sclerosis.

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