Merging Yoga and Group OT (MY-OT) to Improve Balance and Decrease Fall Risk After Stroke "MY-OT"

Completed

Phase 1 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- stroke >6 months prior
- 59 years or older
- prior fall or Fear of Falling (FoF)
- completed all stroke rehabilitation
- able to stand with or without an assistive device
- impaired balance with a score of <46 on the Berg Balance Scale
- able to speak English
- score >4 out of 6 on the short Mini Mental Status Exam (Callahan, Unverzagt et al., 2002)
- able and willing to attend twice weekly sessions for 8 weeks.

Exclusion Criteria

- people with life expectancy <9 months;
- inability to attend sessions due to unresolved transportation issues;
- inability or refusal to provide informed consent