Date of Award
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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Lisa Van Getson, APRN, DNP, FNP-C
Susan M. Cutshall, DNP, APRN, CNS
Based on ancient traditional Chinese medicine, yoga is a complementary alternative therapy that is widely practiced that can assist with the adoption of bodily postures for relaxation and promotion of health. Because of the increase of individuals living with a chronic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and the increasing health care costs associated with treatment, as well as the burdens on health care systems and patients, the implementation of a cost-effective way to manage symptoms has become necessary. Evidence-based research supports yoga to decrease side effects from pharmaceuticals and provide a self-care option to promote overall health. Due to lack of knowledge by health care providers, yoga is still under-utilized in mainstream medicine, therefore, the exploration of evidence-based research and other literature regarding benefits of yoga as symptom management to patients with rheumatoid arthritis was explored.
Reamer, Tracie, "Symptom Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis" (2022). Theses and Graduate Projects. 1151.