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dc.description.abstractPurpose of study: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are chronic diseases, long term in duration caused by genetic, physiological environmental and behavioural factors (Who 2021). These diseases are made up of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), (heart attacks and stroke) respiratory diseases (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma) diabetes (WHO 2021). CVDs are the main cause of deaths in the world. It is estimated that 17.9 million people died from a CVD in 2019 equating to 32% of all deaths. The cost of the impact of CVDs in England are estimated to be in the region of £7.4 billion, the cost to the wider economy is estimated to be £15.8 billion, (PHE 2019). Due to the burden of health the need to validate the benefits of incorporating Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Mind Body Interventions (MBIs) into health systems is urgent. This study will research what is currently known on the perceptions and documented experiences when using CAM MBIs of yoga, tai chi and mindfulness for CVDs / Stroke rehabilitation and prevention. Method: 17 qualitative research papers from high income countries have contributed to this study. The research studies included the engagement of CAM MBI of yoga, tai chi and mindfulness and participants engaged in group exercise, focus group (discussion groups) and interviews. Relevant data from these studies was extracted to provide evidence of what knowledge already was published. Findings: This research has identified physical gains are attributed to the use of CAM MBIs and over the last decade evidence has emerged demonstrating that their use can go further to assist with psychological distress, depression and anxiety. Conclusion: Participants did experience positive gains when engaging in CAM MBIs as part of CVDs/ stroke rehabilitation and prevention.en
dc.title“What part do Mind Body Interventions (MBI) play in stroke / cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) prevention and rehabilitation resulting in perceived improved physical health, mental health”.en

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