Effects of yoga therapy on postural stability in patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders: a single-blind randomized controlled trial.

@article{Ikai2013EffectsOY,
  title={Effects of yoga therapy on postural stability in patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders: a single-blind randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Saeko Ikai and Hiroyuki Uchida and Takefumi Suzuki and Kenichi Tsunoda and Masaru Mimura and Yasuo Fujii},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 11},
  pages={1744-50}
}
INTRODUCTION Postural instability is a serious concern in patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders since it is expected to increase the risk of falls that may lead to fractures. The impact of yoga therapy on postural stability has not been investigated. METHODS In this eight-week single-blind randomized controlled study with an eight-week follow-up, outpatients with schizophrenia or related psychotic disorder (ICD-10) were randomly assigned to either yoga therapy or a control group. In… CONTINUE READING
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