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THE USE OF YOGA FOR CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE PEDIATRIC POPULATION

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Date Issued:
2015
Abstract/Description:
Chronic pain has an adverse impact on the quality of life in children and adolescents. It can impair a child's physical, psychological, and social functioning, leading to lower satisfaction with life and poor self-image related to health status. Forty-five percent of children experience chronic pain related to either disease processes or idiopathic causes. Not all children who suffer from chronic pain respond to traditional therapies. The purpose of this literature review was evaluation of current research on the use of yoga as an integrative therapy for chronic pain management in the pediatric population. A database search of CINAHL, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO was conducted. Yoga has few side effects, is inexpensive, and can be practiced almost anywhere, regardless of physical ability or age. There is limited research on the use of yoga as an intervention within the pediatric population. Existing research supports the efficacy of yoga for chronic pain management.
Title: THE USE OF YOGA FOR CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE PEDIATRIC POPULATION.
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Name(s): Huff, Annabeth, Author
Burr, Joyce, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Chronic pain has an adverse impact on the quality of life in children and adolescents. It can impair a child's physical, psychological, and social functioning, leading to lower satisfaction with life and poor self-image related to health status. Forty-five percent of children experience chronic pain related to either disease processes or idiopathic causes. Not all children who suffer from chronic pain respond to traditional therapies. The purpose of this literature review was evaluation of current research on the use of yoga as an integrative therapy for chronic pain management in the pediatric population. A database search of CINAHL, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO was conducted. Yoga has few side effects, is inexpensive, and can be practiced almost anywhere, regardless of physical ability or age. There is limited research on the use of yoga as an intervention within the pediatric population. Existing research supports the efficacy of yoga for chronic pain management.
Identifier: CFH0004798 (IID), ucf:45332 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-05-01
B.S.N.
Nursing, College of Nursing
Bachelors
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Subject(s): yoga
chronic pain
integrative therapy
child*
and pediatrics
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004798
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Host Institution: UCF

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