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CLINICAL RESEARCH
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 270-272

Efficacy of Yoga for sustained attention in university students


1 M. Sc. Scholar, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Kempegowda Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Chancellor, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Kempegowda Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Assistant Professor, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana University, Kempegowda Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Tikhe Sham Ganpat
Assistant Professor, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana University, (Prashanti Kutiram), 19, Eknath Bhavan, Gavipuram Circle, Kempegowda Nagar, Bangalore - 560 019, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.123117

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Sustained attention (SA) is a vital function mediated by the right frontal - parietal cortex. The digit vigilance test (DVT) measures SA. Assessment of SA in students for their academic excellence is considered to be an essential part of a neuropsychological evaluation. The objective of this study is to determine SA in students undergoing training of integrated Yoga module (IYM). A total of 66 university students aged between 18-37 years participated in this study with a single group pre-post design. The DVT data was collected before and after the IYM. Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 19 was used for data analysis. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test showed that the data were not normally distributed. The Wilcoxon's signed ranks test was used to compare means of data. The data analysis showed 11.66% decrease (P < 0.001) in total time taken for DVT and 31.90% decrease (P < 0.001) in error scores for DVT. The present study suggests that IYM can result in improvement of SA among students, thus paving the way for their academic excellence. Additional well-designed studies are needed before a strong recommendation can be made.


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