Multiple Conditions in Later Life

Individually randomised controlled multi-centre trial to determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of an adapted yoga programme for older adults with multimorbidity, including an embedded process evaluation

Addressing priority 5NIHR research completed

The evidence base for how best to manage older adults with multiple health conditions is weak. Yoga might be a useful intervention, because it is low cost, simple, and can address several health conditions simultaneously. Gentle Year Yoga (GYY) is a yoga programme that was developed for older adults with chronic conditions. A pilot trial of GYY demonstrated feasibility and encouraging preliminary data. This trial is needed to determine clinical and cost effectiveness.