Rapid Conversion of a Group-Based Yoga Trial for Diverse Older Women to Home-Based Telehealth: Lessons Learned Using Zoom to Deliver Movement-Based Interventions. Journal of integrative and complementary medicine Huang, A. J., Chesney, M. A., Schembri, M., Pawlowsky, S., Nicosia, F., Subak, L. L. 2022; 28 (2): 188-192


This brief report describes the rapid conversion of a randomized trial of a Hatha-based yoga program for older women with urinary incontinence to a telehealth videoconference platform during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Interim results demonstrate the feasibility of recruiting and retaining participants across a wide range of ages and ethnic backgrounds, but also point to potential obstacles and safety concerns arising from telehealth-based instruction. The investigators present lessons learned about the benefits and challenges of using telehealth platforms to deliver movement-based interventions and consider strategies to promote accessible and well-tolerated telehealth-based yoga programs for older and diverse populations. Clinical Trial Registration number: NCT03672461.

View details for DOI 10.1089/jicm.2021.0268

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