Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 341 121
Stiffness/spasticity 182 75
Fibromyalgia 92 29
Improve flexibility/strength 53 26
Anxious mood 39 12

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 11
Moderate 15
Mild 44
None 221

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Yoga

Side effect Patients Percentage
Muscle soreness 10
Pain 7
Fatigue 5
Back pain 2
Muscle cramps 2
Pain in lower back 2

Show all 28 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Yoga

Dosage Patients Percentage
60 min weekly 4
30 min daily 3
2 hr weekly 2
15 min daily 2
unspecified 2
1 hr 2 times a week 1
2 min weekly 1
10 min daily 1
90 min weekly 1
120 min weekly 1

See all 18 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Yoga

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 76
I didn't have enough time 33
Expense 26
Side effects too severe 12
Course of treatment ended 5
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 5
Personal research 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 143 patients who've stopped doing Yoga

Duration

Currently doing Yoga

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 10

Stopped doing Yoga

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 43
6 months - 1 year 24
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 23
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 66
Usually 147
Sometimes 73
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 16
Somewhat hard to take 66
A little hard to take 116
Not at all hard to take 93
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 12
$100-199 19
$50-99 45
$25-49 31
< $25 93
Not specified 91

What people switch to and from

Patients started doing Yoga after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 1

Patients stopped doing Yoga and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Amoxicillin (Amoxil) 1
Bisoprolol (Concor Cor) 1
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29 patient evaluations for Yoga

Nov 13, 2020 (Started Dec 02, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (for Overall) (pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Me cuesta hacer el guerrero 2, pero poco a poco.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 30, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I am still doing Tuesday yoga. During the week I follow Erin at Five Parks on YouTube. I have rehab exercises from PT. Slowly gaining range of motion on left neck. Posture and back muscles improving. Still can feel that nerve.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 6, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I enrolled in Gentle Yoga, once a week. I am trying to do a 30 minute session eveyday, unless I feel to beat up from other activities. It is easy to go right into my 20 minute Tai Chi Chih practice. I've had an awful time with a pain on left side of neck. Started maybe around May 2016, went away during my 10 day hysterectomy recovery (600 mg ibuprofen every 6 hours) in October 2016. The the hard physical labor in January 2017 made it worse. Neuromuscular massage helped to pinpoint the severity. One 1/2hr session. will do some more. The yoga upper shoulder stretches I think are doing the trick for the impingement. Posture and not doing "text neck" on the iphone are necessary. PT said get out of chair every 20 min.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 23, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Goal is still 1 a day. a quick body check-up. At Vince,s in San Diego, his friend suggested at least 3, because with 1 you are just starting to open up.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 1, 2015 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 min Daily
Advice & Tips: same as stretching
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 8, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 min Daily
Advice & Tips: July 2014 Saw an orthopedist and PT. Shoulder impingement is healing. Will be able to do sun salutation again soon.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 25, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Sporadic.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 18, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 min Daily
Advice & Tips: From Oct2012 to April2012 I was unable to do the daily sun salutation, due to shoulder pain. The PT thinks it was probably the fall when i missed the step at JAn's party. It has not gone away. I felt it the other day when i slipped a little on an ice patch. I am doing the sun salutation again. Some evening in front of the TV i do many stretches.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 6, 2016 (Started Mar 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been unable to practice much physical yoga over the past 3 years due to RA joint and limb pain but I continue to use pranayama techniques, meditation and mantra to unite body and soul. This helps me to find my centre, feel grounded, connect to the Earth and my inner strength. From this place I am able to manage life's challenges with greater ease.

  • 0 helpful marks
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