Research: SIMARD and COLLEAGUES,
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SIMARD and COLLEAGUES, McGill University, Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org conducted a pilot study to demonstrate the impact of a brief structured yoga intervention on medical students.
Medical students often experience significant distress early-on in undergraduate training.
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.
The students reported improvements in overall health, perceived stress and depressive symptoms following the intervention.
A yoga intervention may be effective in decreasing stress and improving general well-being in medical students.
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.