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Yoga might be an alternative training for the quality of life and balance in postmenopausal osteoporosis.
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PMID:  20332729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: Osteoporotic vertebra and hip fractures are major causes of dysfunction, disability, mortality and impaired life quality in the ageing population. In the postmenopausal period, exercises prevent rapid bone loss and increase muscle strength, mobility and flexibility thereby decreasing the risk of falls and fractures. Yoga exercises, which have been an inseparable part of Eastern culture for hundreds of years, are now being used in the field of osteoporosis rehabilitation. Yoga has a positive effect on balance, posture, flexibility, and life quality resulting from its effects on balance, stretching, relaxation and strengthening. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of yoga exercises in postmenopausal osteoporotic women on balance and life quality and to compare the results with a classic osteoporosis exercise program. METHODS: Twenty-six postmenopausal osteoporotic women over 55 years of age were included in the study. A neuromuscular test battery and the QUALEFFO as a life quality index were used for the assessment of balance and life quality, respectively. RESULTS: The results showed that yoga education has a positive effect on pain, physical functions, social functions, general CONCLUSION: In conclusion, yoga appears to be an alternative physical activity for the rehabilitation of osteoporotic subjects.
S T?z?n; I Aktas; U Akarirmak; S Sipahi; F T?z?n
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of physical and rehabilitation medicine     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1973-9095     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Phys Rehabil Med     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-24     Completed Date:  2010-05-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101465662     Medline TA:  Eur J Phys Rehabil Med     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Division of Osteoporosis, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Osteoporosis / physiopathology*,  rehabilitation*
Postural Balance
Quality of Life*

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