Anna Semlyen

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BACKGROUND Previous studies indicate that yoga may be an effective treatment for chronic or recurrent low back pain. OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of yoga and usual care for chronic or recurrent low back pain. DESIGN Parallel-group, randomized, controlled trial using computer-generated randomization conducted from April 2007 to March 2010.(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a pilot trial of yoga for the treatment of chronic low back pain (LBP) to inform the feasibility and practicality of conducting a full-scale trial in the UK; and to assess the efficacy of yoga for the treatment of chronic low back pain. DESIGN A pragmatic randomised controlled trial was undertaken comparing yoga to usual care. (More)
STUDY DESIGN Multicentered randomized controlled trial with quality of life and resource use data collected. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of yoga intervention plus usual care compared with usual care alone for chronic or recurrent low back pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Yoga has been shown as an(More)
STUDY DESIGN Methodological study nested within a multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) of yoga plus usual general practitioner (GP) care vs usual GP care for chronic low back pain. OBJECTIVE To explore the treatment effects of non-compliance using three approaches in an RCT evaluating yoga for low back pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA A large(More)
UNLABELLED A systematic review revealed three small randomised controlled trials of yoga for low back pain, all of which showed effects on back pain that favoured the yoga group. To build on these studies a larger trial, with longer term follow-up, and a number of different yoga teachers delivering the intervention is required. This study protocol describes(More)
This paper summarises the findings of a recent issue of Effective Health Care Vol 3. Leg ulcers are areas of "loss of skin below the knee on the leg or foot which take more than six weeks to heal".' They are a common chronic, recurring condition which is a major cause of morbidity, suffering, and health service costs.2 ' About 1.5-3.0 per 1000 population(More)
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