Conference Paper: The impacts of yoga and exercise on neuro-cognitive function and symptoms in early psychosis

TitleThe impacts of yoga and exercise on neuro-cognitive function and symptoms in early psychosis
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences
Psychiatry and neurology
Issue Date2011
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
The 13th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR 2011), Colorado Springs, CO., 2-6 April 2011. In Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2011, v. 37 suppl. 1, p. 171 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: Both physical exercise and Yoga have been shown significant benefits in symptoms and cognitions in some mental disorders. The present study compared the effectiveness of a 12-week yoga therapy and physical exercise on neuro-cognitive function in female psychosis patients, aimed to develop a complementary treatment to improve cognitive function in patients with psychosis. METHODS: A total of 60 female psychosis patients were recruited, and randomized into three groups: a) 1 12-week yoga therapy group (n = 20), b) a 12-week physical exercise group (n = 20), and c) a waitlisted group which acted as the control group (n = 20) for 12 weeks. All participants were assessed in structural and functional brain (sMRI and fMRI), clinical symptom, neurocognition, physical fitness and quality of life both at baseline and after 12 weeks intervention. RESULTS: Out preliminary data showed significant improvements in the general health (P = .001), physical functioning (P = .001), energy (P = .034) and emotional well-being (P = .036) with the measure of SF-36 in normal female subjects after a basic level of Hatha Yoga course, each session lasted for 60 minutes, twice weekly for 6 weeks. The preliminary finding indicated that yoga therapy have a positive effect both physically and psychologically. CONCLUSION: The study results would not only facilitate our understanding of the relative effectiveness of yoga and physical exercise, but may also shed light on the future development of adjunct non-pharmacological therapy in improving neuro-cognitive functions in patients with psychosis.
DescriptionThis journal suppl. is abstracts for the 13th International Congress, ICOSR 2011
Session 15. Neuroimaging, Structural
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133771
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dc.contributor.authorLin, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorChiu, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorTse, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorKhong, PLen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorSo, KFen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, SKWen_US
dc.contributor.authorChang, WCen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, Een_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T02:20:01Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-24T02:20:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 13th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR 2011), Colorado Springs, CO., 2-6 April 2011. In Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2011, v. 37 suppl. 1, p. 171en_US
dc.identifier.issn0586-7614-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133771-
dc.descriptionThis journal suppl. is abstracts for the 13th International Congress, ICOSR 2011-
dc.descriptionSession 15. Neuroimaging, Structural-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Both physical exercise and Yoga have been shown significant benefits in symptoms and cognitions in some mental disorders. The present study compared the effectiveness of a 12-week yoga therapy and physical exercise on neuro-cognitive function in female psychosis patients, aimed to develop a complementary treatment to improve cognitive function in patients with psychosis. METHODS: A total of 60 female psychosis patients were recruited, and randomized into three groups: a) 1 12-week yoga therapy group (n = 20), b) a 12-week physical exercise group (n = 20), and c) a waitlisted group which acted as the control group (n = 20) for 12 weeks. All participants were assessed in structural and functional brain (sMRI and fMRI), clinical symptom, neurocognition, physical fitness and quality of life both at baseline and after 12 weeks intervention. RESULTS: Out preliminary data showed significant improvements in the general health (P = .001), physical functioning (P = .001), energy (P = .034) and emotional well-being (P = .036) with the measure of SF-36 in normal female subjects after a basic level of Hatha Yoga course, each session lasted for 60 minutes, twice weekly for 6 weeks. The preliminary finding indicated that yoga therapy have a positive effect both physically and psychologically. CONCLUSION: The study results would not only facilitate our understanding of the relative effectiveness of yoga and physical exercise, but may also shed light on the future development of adjunct non-pharmacological therapy in improving neuro-cognitive functions in patients with psychosis.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/-
dc.relation.ispartofSchizophrenia Bulletinen_US
dc.subjectMedical sciences-
dc.subjectPsychiatry and neurology-
dc.titleThe impacts of yoga and exercise on neuro-cognitive function and symptoms in early psychosisen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, M: maylam11@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChiu, C: cindypychiu@gmail.comen_US
dc.identifier.emailTse, M: matse@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailKhong, PL: plkhong@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, C: cecichan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailSo, KF: hrmaskf@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, SKW: kwsherry@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChang, WC: changwc@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChen, E: eyhchen@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/schbul/sbq173-
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dc.identifier.volume37-
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dc.identifier.spage171-
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dc.description.otherThe 13th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR), Colorado Springs, CO., 2-6 April 2011. In Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2011, v. 37 suppl. 1, p. 171-

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