Yoga Program in Respiratory Function

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Catholic University of Brasília
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00768235
First received: October 7, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2008
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

This study tested the hypothesis that yoga practice can improve respiratory function in the elderly.


Condition Intervention Phase
Elderly
Other: yoga practice
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Influence of Yoga Program in Respiratory Function of Older Women

Further study details as provided by Catholic University of Brasília:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressure (IPmax and EPmax) were assessed by a manovacuometer and tidal volume (VT), vital capacity (VC) and minute ventilation (VE) were assessed by a ventilometer [ Time Frame: pre-intervention and post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressure (IPmax and EPmax) were assessed by a manovacuometer and tidal volume (VT), vital capacity (VC) and minute ventilation (VE) were assessed by a ventilometer [ Time Frame: pre-intervention and post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Primary Completion Date: March 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1: yoga group
Yoga group
Other: yoga practice
The yoga program comprised 70 min sessions, 3 times/week during 12 weeks
No Intervention: 2: control group

Detailed Description:

Maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressure (IPmax and EPmax) were assessed by a manovacuometer and tidal volume (VT), vital capacity (VC) and minute ventilation (VE) were assessed by a ventilometer. The yoga program comprised 70 min sessions, 3 times/week during 12 weeks.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   51 Years to 76 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sedentary women

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Physical impairment
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00768235

Locations
Brazil
Catholic university of brasilia
Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil, 71966-700
Sponsors and Collaborators
Catholic University of Brasília
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lidia MA Bezerra, Ms. catholic University of Brasilia
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Lidia Mara Aguiar Bezerra
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00768235     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UCByoga123, UCByoga12345
Study First Received: October 7, 2008
Last Updated: October 7, 2008
Health Authority: Brazil: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Catholic University of Brasília:
Sedentary elderly women that had medical assignment

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 26, 2014