Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 295 105
Stiffness/Spasticity 145 64
Fibromyalgia 76 29
Improve flexibility/strength 47 21
Stiffness 27 12
Anxious mood 25 11

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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
Severe 7
Moderate 15
Mild 39
None 202

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Yoga

Side effect Patients
Muscle soreness 7
Fatigue 5
Pain 5
Soreness 3
Increased energy 2
Joy 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Yoga

Dosage Patients
30 min daily 12
15 min daily 8
20 min daily 8
60 min weekly 7
90 min weekly 7
1 hr weekly 6
2 hr weekly 5
60 min daily 5
10 min daily 4
120 min weekly 4

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Why patients stopped taking Yoga

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 67
I didn't have enough time 29
Expense 22
Side effects too severe 10
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 5
Course of treatment ended 3
Personal research 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

Currently doing Yoga

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 31
5 - 10 years 45
10 years or more 29

Stopped doing Yoga

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 40
6 months - 1 year 26
1 - 2 years 16
2 - 5 years 21
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 61
Usually 135
Sometimes 63
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 16
Somewhat hard to take 59
A little hard to take 104
Not at all hard to take 84
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 11
$100-199 19
$50-99 45
$25-49 24
< $25 86
Not specified 78
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29 patient evaluations for Yoga

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Tulabee
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Tulabee
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 6, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 min Daily
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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racheblue
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racheblue
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 44
Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vg
I have:
Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Dec 6, 2016 (Started Mar 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • 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.

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AnotherLizMorgan
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AnotherLizMorgan
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 29
Condition: Seasonal Allergy
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Seasonal Allergy

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Oct 11, 2016 (Started Jul 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 min Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Dec 30, 2014 (Started Jul 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 min Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 17, 2014 (Started Jul 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Pain in knees)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 min Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

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