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The Effect of Tai Chi in Treating Fibromyalgia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02257034
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2017 by Yang Min, Chengdu PLA General Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : October 6, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yang Min, Chengdu PLA General Hospital

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the effect of Tai chi on Fibromyalgia

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Fibromyalgia Other: Taichi Other: Dance Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Study Start Date : August 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2022

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fibromyalgia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Taichi
patients exercise with Tai chi
Other: Taichi
Sham Comparator: Control
patients under exercise of dance
Other: Dance

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) [ Time Frame: up to 48 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 40 years of age or older
  • meeting the classification of FM per the 1990 ACR criteria
  • approval by a healthcare provider for participation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • had practiced Tai chi within the past 6 months
  • had exercised >30 min three times weekly for past 3 months
  • could not independently ambulate without assistive devices
  • had BPI pain severity or interference scores less than 5
  • had planned elective surgery during study period
  • were actively involved in health-related litigation
  • were unwilling to keep all treatments/medications steady throughout the study period

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02257034

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China, Sichuan
General Hospital of Chengdu Military Area Command PLA
Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610083
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chengdu PLA General Hospital
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Responsible Party: Yang Min, Ph.D, Chengdu PLA General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02257034    
Other Study ID Numbers: TC20140601
First Posted: October 6, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases