Research: SIMARD and COLLEAGUES,

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Abstract

SIMARD and COLLEAGUES, McGill University, Canada,  andreeanne.simard.jmance@ssss.gouv.qc.ca conducted a pilot study to demonstrate the impact of a brief structured yoga intervention on medical students.

Background

Medical students often experience significant distress early-on in undergraduate training.

Methodology

Fourteen first-year medical students participated in a 16-week yoga intervention pilot study. Students completed questionnaires at baseline, mid-intervention and end of the study.

Results

The students reported improvements in overall health, perceived stress and depressive symptoms following the intervention.

Conclusion

A yoga intervention may be effective in decreasing stress and improving general well-being in medical students.

References

Simard AA and Henry M. Impact of a short yoga intervention on medical students' health: a pilot study. Medical Teacher.  31(10):950-2, Oct 2009.

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