Am J Nurs 2022 Jul;122(7):28-36
Angela Dossett is clinical practice leader, Anne Smith is nursing practice leader, Marcia K. Gingerich is nurse manager, and Laura Cullen is evidence-based practice scientist, all at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Contact author: Angela Dossett, The project described in this article was supported through the Evidence-Based Practice Staff Nurse Internship program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.
Background: Yoga-based treatments, which are recognized by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health as a form of complementary and alternative medicine, have proven to be beneficial for people with various psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, as well as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
Purpose: The purpose of this evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to offer structured yoga sessions as a means of providing stress relief, promoting relaxation, reducing anxiety, and improving quality of care among male and female adult patients (ages 18 years and older) hospitalized in a locked medical-psychiatric unit within an academic medical center for treatment of both acute medical and acute psychiatric conditions.
Practice Change And Implementation: The Iowa Model and Implementation Strategies for EBP provided the guiding framework for this pilot project. Read More