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The Therapeutics Effects of Yoga in Individuals With Parkinson's Disease

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 10, 2006
Last Update Posted : August 20, 2007
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University of Kansas Medical Center

Brief Summary:
To determine if yoga is beneficial in improving physical function quality of life and medical status in people with Parkinson's disease

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Parkinson's Disease Behavioral: Yoga Training Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This pilot study is a randomized controlled study of 20-30 individuals with Parkinson's disease will have a control group with no training and a research group with yoga training. The control group will have the opportunity to attend yoga training of the same intensity after the study is completed. The effects of yoga will not be on the control group. Data on physical function will be derived from assessments including strength, balance, flexibility, ROM. gait, posture and functional analysis performed in the Georgia Holland Cardiopulmonary and Neuromuscular Research Lab. Questionnaires related to quality of life, depression and falls will determine psychological impact or yoga training. Vital signs, pulmonary function tests and blood draws will be done in the General Clinical research Center (GCRC) and protein analysis will be done in the diabetes research lab.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 18 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Official Title: The Therapeutic Effects of Yoga in Individuals With Parkinson's Disease
Study Start Date : February 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pulmonary function test, serum protein levels BP, HR, RR, strength testing using microFET, flexibility and range of motion testing using goniometer, balance/posture gait optitrk system, Berg balance scale

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale
  2. Hoehn & Yahr Classification Scale

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Stage 1-3 Hoehn & Yahr

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Decline in immune function
  • 6 month joint surgery
  • spinal fusions
  • decline in mental status measured by Folstein Mini Mental Status Exam

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00312559

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United States, Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Kansas
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Principal Investigator: Yvonne Searls, PT, PhD University of Kansas Medical Center

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00312559     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10214
First Posted: April 10, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 20, 2007
Last Verified: August 2007

Keywords provided by University of Kansas Medical Center:
Parkinson's Disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases