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P05.47. Yoga for musculoskeletal conditions: a Delphi survey to establish international consensus of core intervention components

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Journal
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
1472-6882
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Volume
12
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DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-12-s1-p407
Keywords
  • Poster Presentation
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Education

Abstract

P05.47. Yoga for musculoskeletal conditions: a Delphi survey to establish international consensus of core intervention components POSTER PRESENTATION Open Access P05.47. Yoga for musculoskeletal conditions: a Delphi survey to establish international consensus of core intervention components L Ward1*, S Stebbings2, K Sherman3, D Cherkin3, D Baxter1 From International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health 2012 Portland, Oregon, USA. 15-18 May 2012 Purpose To develop and define a core set of key components of a yoga intervention protocol for musculoskeletal condi- tions, through consensus of an international panel of researchers and yoga consultants. Methods Recruitment will comprise two phases. In the primary phase, individuals identified through a systematic review of the literature of yoga for musculoskeletal conditions will be invited to participate. In the secondary phase, a snowball technique will allow primary phase participants to recommend other researchers to contribute to the Delphi process. Inclusion criteria are involvement in the conception, design, conduct, teaching or analysis of ran- domised controlled trials or pilot interventions of yoga for musculoskeletal conditions. The Delphi process is anticipated to take three rounds, conducted via electro- nic surveys. The round 1 survey (beginning January 2012) will consist of one open-ended question asking suggestions for the core components of a yoga interven- tion protocol for musculoskeletal conditions. Rounds 2 and 3 surveys will consist of close-ended questions based on the results of the previous round. Responses are anonymous. Results A steering committee will oversee survey development and analysis of results. Round 1 data will be analysed qualitatively using thematic analysis. Items generated will form the questionnaire for round 2. Questionnaire items from rounds 2 and 3 will be analysed quantitatively. Pre-determined consensus levels set by the steering committee will determine whether item

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