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Poweryogans effekt på psykologisk hälsa - En randomiserad och kontrollerad studie

Ahlerup, Anna LU (2015) PSPT02 20151
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of this randomized controlled study was to assess the effect of poweryoga on different aspects of psychological health. Poweryoga is a fitness based yoga that has become a frequent occurrence at gyms. Previous studies have shown that different physical types of yoga have a positive effect on both somatic and psychological health while the effect of specifically poweryoga has only been examined sparsly. The purpose of this study was therefore to assess the effect of poweryoga on stress, anxiety and life satisfaction and furthermore to examine whether mindfulness and experiential avoidance fully or partly could explain the effect of poweryoga on stress, anxiety and life satisfaction. Participants in the study were university... (More)
The aim of this randomized controlled study was to assess the effect of poweryoga on different aspects of psychological health. Poweryoga is a fitness based yoga that has become a frequent occurrence at gyms. Previous studies have shown that different physical types of yoga have a positive effect on both somatic and psychological health while the effect of specifically poweryoga has only been examined sparsly. The purpose of this study was therefore to assess the effect of poweryoga on stress, anxiety and life satisfaction and furthermore to examine whether mindfulness and experiential avoidance fully or partly could explain the effect of poweryoga on stress, anxiety and life satisfaction. Participants in the study were university employees with moderate stress. They were randomly assigned to one of two groups, one experimental group and one control group. The number of completers of the study was 70 in total. The participants in the experimental group practiced poweryoga twice a week during four weeks. After the intervention the experimental group experienced significantly less stress and anxiety and higher life satisfaction than the control group. Mindfulness and experiential avoidance did not change as a result of the intervention which also implied that mediation could not be examined. To conclude, poweryoga has positive effects on different aspects of psychological health and poweryoga could therefore be considered a useful intervention for people with work-related stress. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Målet med denna randomiserade och kontrollerade studie var att undersöka effekten av poweryoga på aspekter av psykologisk hälsa. Poweryoga är en motionsyoga som har blivit alltmer förkommande på gym. Sedan tidigare finns en stor mängd forskning på olika former av fysisk yoga och dess inverkan på såväl kroppslig som psykologisk hälsa medan effekten av specifikt poweryoga inte har dokumenterats i någon större utsträckning i tidigare forskning. Syftet med denna studie var därför att undersöka effekten av poweryoga på stress, ångest och livstillfredsställelse samt att undersöka ifall mindfulness och upplevelsebaserat undvikande helt eller delvis kunde förklara effekten av poweryoga på stress, ångest och livstillfredsställelse. Deltagare i... (More)
Målet med denna randomiserade och kontrollerade studie var att undersöka effekten av poweryoga på aspekter av psykologisk hälsa. Poweryoga är en motionsyoga som har blivit alltmer förkommande på gym. Sedan tidigare finns en stor mängd forskning på olika former av fysisk yoga och dess inverkan på såväl kroppslig som psykologisk hälsa medan effekten av specifikt poweryoga inte har dokumenterats i någon större utsträckning i tidigare forskning. Syftet med denna studie var därför att undersöka effekten av poweryoga på stress, ångest och livstillfredsställelse samt att undersöka ifall mindfulness och upplevelsebaserat undvikande helt eller delvis kunde förklara effekten av poweryoga på stress, ångest och livstillfredsställelse. Deltagare i studien var universitetsanställda med måttlig stress. De randomiserades slumpmässigt till en experimentgrupp respektive kontrollgrupp. Antal deltagare som fullföljde studien var 70. Experimentgruppen fick utöva poweryoga två gånger i veckan i totalt fyra veckor. Efter interventionen visade experimentgruppen signifikant lägre stress, lägre ångest och högre livstillfredsställelse än kontrollgruppen. Mindfulness och upplevelsebaserat undvikande förändrades inte till följd av interventionen, vilket också medförde att mediatorer inte kunde undersökas. Slutsats dras att poweryoga har positiva effekter på olika aspekter av psykologisk hälsa och att poweryoga skulle kunna vara en användbar intervention för personer med upplevd arbetsrelaterad stress. (Less)
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Ahlerup, Anna LU
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PSPT02 20151
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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Poweryoga, Stress, Ångest, Upplevelsebaserat undvikande, Mindfulness
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Swedish
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5472554
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Poweryogans effekt på psykologisk hälsa - En randomiserad och kontrollerad studie},
  year         = {2015},
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