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A Pilot Study of the Effects of Chair Yoga and Chair-Based Exercise on Biopsychosocial Outcomes in Older Adults With Lower Extremity Osteoarthritis

McCaffrey, Ruth DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC; Taylor, David DPT; Marker, Craig PhD; Park, Juyoung PhD

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000355

This pilot study examined whether chair yoga and chair-based exercise are effective in managing biopsychosocial outcomes for older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis. Both interventions improved physical function and mobility over time, although no significant differences between the 2 interventions were identified.

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing (Dr McCaffrey), Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions (Dr Taylor), and Department of Clinical Psychology, College of Health Professions (Dr Marker), Mercer University, Dahlonega, Georgia; and Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton (Dr Park).

Correspondence: Ruth McCaffrey, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University, 124 Golden Autumn Dr, Dahlonega, GA 30533 (

This study was supported by Mercer University.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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