The Effects of Yoga in Mental Health Professional Helpers
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02228161|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2014 by Shu-Hui Yeh, Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : August 28, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 3, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Occupation-related Stress Disorder||Behavioral: Yoga||Not Applicable|
Mental health professional helpers including psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists often call upon to maintain a good working attitude and enthusiasm, especially in the face of the evaluators of credential systems as well as supervisors' authorities. The symptoms of work-related stress of professional helpers developed day by days and affected their physical and mental health. Gradually, the professional helpers burned out. Philip Burnard (1991) mentioned professional helpers might self-neglect while helping others. These would lead to over work related stress that directly affects the physical and mental health of the professional helpers, and indirectly affects the organization to take care of the patients and their families.
According to researchers and personal experience, colleagues of mental health care developed work-related stress symptoms, such as insomnia or sleep disorder, the physiological disorders, weight fluctuations, irritable or depressed while taking care of psychiatric patients. They might take tranquilizers in order to maintain the quality of work. On the other hand, in April 2012, the researchers engaged in yoga teaching, assisting mental health care to help others of engaging in yoga practice showed that members perceived positive feelings after the yoga practice: "the mood is more relaxed," "tight body become more relaxed and soft resulting in awareness of tension and unease. This helps to modify long-term adverse stances and reduce body aches and/or sitting." For this reason, researchers began to apply yoga to the release work-related stress and enhance stress adaptation. Professional health helpers look forward to practice yoga exercises to relax work-related stress and improve stress adaptation.
It is a parallel-arm randomized control trial compare the outcome of participants assign to the experimental treatment group (yoga, with 30 participants) with those assign to a control group for 3 months (12 weeks). Experimental group receive regular 60-minutes yoga classes twice a week. We confer the difference of work-related stress relief and stress adaptation and biofeedback improvement after yoga.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||The Effects of Yoga on Work-related Stress and Stress Adaption Among the Professional Helpers of Psychiatry|
|Study Start Date :||March 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2014|
Experimental: Yoga exercise
Participatants will receive regular 60-minutes yoga classes twice a week for 3 months.
Yoga group will receive regular 60-minutes yoga classes twice a week for 3 months.
No Intervention: Regular schedule of daily living
Participants will maintain regular schedule as usual.
- Decrease work-related stress and improve stress adaptation. [ Time Frame: 3 months intervention ]Work-related stress and stress adaptation will be assessed by questionnaires including personality, work-related stress and stress adaption scale and biofeedback index using heart rate variability at two different times: (1)baseline data: before yoga program ,(2)outcome data:3 months yoga exercise, right after exercise measures post-test.
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|Division of Core Laboratory; Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital||Recruiting|
|Changhua County, Taiwan|
|Contact: Shu-Hui Yeh email@example.com|
|Study Director:||Shu-Hui Yeh Yeh, PhD||Show Chwan Memorial Hospital & Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology|
|Principal Investigator:||Shu-Ling Lin, MS||Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital|