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Effect of Yoga Vs. Stretching on Chronic Back Pain (YES)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Group Health Cooperative
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00447668
First received: March 13, 2007
Last updated: November 7, 2011
Last verified: November 2011

March 13, 2007
November 7, 2011
March 2007
August 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Back-related function [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Pain [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Back-related function
  • Pain
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Effect of Yoga Vs. Stretching on Chronic Back Pain
Effect of Yoga Vs. Stretching on Chronic Back Pain

This study will compare the effectiveness of yoga classes, exercise classes, and a self-care book in the management of pain and function for people with low back pain.It will also for physical, psychological and physiological factors associated with improvement in back pain.

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Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain
  • Behavioral: Yoga
    Yoga for back pain
  • Behavioral: Exercise
    exercises for back pain
  • Behavioral: Self-care book recommendations
    Self-care book for back pain
  • Experimental: 1
    Intervention: Behavioral: Yoga
  • Active Comparator: 2
    Exercise
    Intervention: Behavioral: Exercise
  • Active Comparator: 3
    Self-care book recommendations
    Intervention: Behavioral: Self-care book recommendations

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
210
August 2011
August 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Group Health Cooperative enrollee
  • Uncomplicated low back pain
  • At least moderate pain levels

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Sciatica persisting 3 or more months after physician visit
  • History of cancer (other than nonmelanoma skin cancer)
  • Severe disk problems
  • Unstable medical conditions
  • Back surgery within past 3 years
  • Physically unable to do the yoga or exercise classes and homework
  • Unable to attend classes
  • Currently doing yoga
  • Taken yoga or exercise class for back pain within past year
  • Currently in litigation for back pain
  • Seeking other treatment for back pain
Both
20 Years to 64 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00447668
U01 AT003208, U01AT003208
Yes
Group Health Cooperative
Group Health Cooperative
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Principal Investigator: Karen J. Sherman, PhD Group Health Cooperative
Group Health Cooperative
November 2011

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