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One size may not fit all: A mapping review of yoga-based interventions for the treatment of eating disorders
journal contributionposted on 2023-08-01, 03:13 authored by E Trethewey, Subhadra EvansSubhadra Evans, Shane McIverShane McIver, J O'Brien, J Lowndes, Genevieve PepinGenevieve Pepin, Melissa O'SheaMelissa O'Shea
Background: While research investigating the potential benefits of yoga for eating disorders (EDs) has expanded, a systematic approach examining how yoga has been implemented for this cohort has not yet been conducted. This research therefore aimed to synthesize the current understanding of how yoga has been implemented for individuals with EDs, with regards to the feasibility, acceptability, and safety of yoga for this cohort. Methods: This study utilised mapping review technology. The following electronic databases were searched within the month of September 2021 and December 2022: PsycINFO, MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Embase. Articles that applied and documented the use of yoga for the EDs were selected. Results: The review identified ten unique studies. Details regarding the application, feasibility, acceptability, and safety of these yoga programs were extracted. This resulted in an evidence map or visual summary of how yoga has been applied for the EDs. Conclusion: While limited, the current literature suggests that yoga is a safe, acceptable, and feasible transdiagnostic intervention for EDs. These findings provide pragmatic support for safely applying yoga for the EDs into clinical practice to support ED recovery.
Eating disordersMapping reviewYoga4203 Health Services and Systems42 Health SciencesClinical ResearchEating DisordersComplementary and Integrative Health4208 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicineComplementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classifiedNursing not elsewhere classified