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Yoga and Mindfulness for Children and Youth with Developmental or Behavioural Conditions: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: April 11, 2017
Project Number: RB1081-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness regarding the use of yoga for children and youth with developmental or behavioural conditions?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness regarding the use of mindfulness programs or interventions for children and youth with developmental or behavioural conditions?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of yoga for children and youth with developmental or behavioural conditions?
  4. What are the evidence-based guidelines for mindfulness programs or interventions for children and youth with developmental or behavioural conditions?

Key Message

Four systematic reviews, three systematic reviews with meta-analyses, five randomized control trials, and 11 non-randomized studies were identified regarding yoga or mindfulness for children and youth with developmental or behavioural conditions. Additionally, one evidence-based guideline was identified.