Yoga Training for Returning Veterans With Headache
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01993069|
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : November 25, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 2, 2017
The objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of a yoga treatment for veterans with mild post-traumatic and chronic tension-type headaches.
- Does this yoga treatment, targeted toward specific symptoms veterans with mild post-traumatic and chronic tension-type headaches experience, assist in decreasing headaches and associated symptoms?
- Does this yoga treatment, targeted toward specific symptoms veterans with mild post-traumatic and chronic tensions-type headaches experience, assist in improving quality of life?
- Does this yoga treatment, targeted toward specific symptoms veterans with mild post-traumatic and chronic tension-type headaches experience, improve mood?
- Do the effects of yoga on symptoms, mood, and quality of life maintain 2 months post completion of treatment?
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Post Traumatic Headache Chronic Daily Headache||Behavioral: Iyengar-based Yoga Training||Not Applicable|
The objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of a yoga treatment for veterans with mild post-traumatic and chronic tension-type headaches. The yoga will be provided in the form of 6 weekly yoga sessions aimed at providing direct instruction and immediate feedback on postures, breathing, and relaxation techniques in a small group format. The sessions will be led by an experienced yoga instructor who is a part of the study team and have worked with medical patients. A post-yoga 2-month follow-up assessment of self-reported symptoms, mood, and quality of life will also be assessed.
This is a feasibility study to determine if a yoga treatment is received favorably and can be successfully delivered to veterans seeking treatments for post-traumatic and chronic tension-type headaches. This study does not include a comparison group; therefore, we can only make conclusions based on pre to post differences in subjects who participate in the yoga. Our aim for this study is to collect data on the potential benefits of a targeted yoga treatment for symptoms experienced by these subjects, and to then utilize these data to implement a larger study with a comparison group.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||20 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Yoga Training for Returning Veterans With Headache|
|Study Start Date :||October 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2014|
Experimental: Iyengar-based Yoga Training
6 weekly Iyengar-based yoga classes
Behavioral: Iyengar-based Yoga Training
6 weekly Iyengar-based yoga classes
- Symptom relief, headache [ Time Frame: Post-Treatment, up to 2 months ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01993069
|United States, California|
|VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90073|
|Principal Investigator:||Bruce Naliboff, PhD||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Principal Investigator:||Milena Zirovich, MD||VAGLAHS|