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Abstract Title:

Laughter yoga activities for older people living in residential aged care homes: A feasibility study.

Abstract Source:

Australas J Ageing. 2017 Jul 12. Epub 2017 Jul 12. PMID: 28699684

Abstract Author(s):

Julie M Ellis, Ros Ben-Moshe, Karen Teshuva

Article Affiliation:

Julie M Ellis

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of a laughter yoga activities (LY) program for older people living in residential aged care homes (RACHs).

METHODS: A 6-week LY program was implemented at three RACHs with twenty-eight residents. A pre-post design was used to measure positive and negative affect, happiness, blood pressure and pulse.

RESULTS: Post-session mean scores for positive mood, and happiness were significantly higher than pre-session scores in weeks 1, 3 and 6, and the post-session mean negative mood scores were significantly lower than pre-session scores in weeks 3 and 6. Post-session readings for mean systolic blood pressure were significantly lower than pre-session readings in weeks 1 and 6.

CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates the potential for using LY to improve mood and lower blood pressure of older people living in RACHs.

Study Type : Human Study

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