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Effects of a Single Session of Integrated Yoga Therapy Compared With Other Relaxation Techniques

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 19, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 19, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hitoshi Okamura, Hiroshima University

Brief Summary:
Typically a course of yoga therapy for stress management takes place over a week, however, investigators are often asked to provide a single session for workers. The aim of this study is to assess the benefits of a single session of an integrated yoga program compared with other relaxation techniques for the staff of schools.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Yoga Behavioral: integrated yoga program Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 145 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Study Start Date : March 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: other techniques group
theory and practice of pair massage with tapping, stretching of the ankle and neck, and autogenic training
Behavioral: integrated yoga program
the program as a one-time session for 3 hours as a component of a Stress Management Education program

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of scores on the Subjective Units of Distress (SUD) scale [ Time Frame: 1) immediately after the subjects arrived at the facility (baseline) and 2) immediately after the intervention ]
    SUD is a scale of 0 (comfort) to 10 (discomfort) for measuring the subjective intensity of disturbance or distress currently experienced by an individual covering both physical and mental aspects.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • school staff members, including school managers, teachers, school nurses, school office workers, nutritionists and cooks
  • volunteers attending a stress management workshop

Exclusion Criteria:

  • those who had any previous experience of practicing yoga or any relaxation procedures
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Responsible Party: Hitoshi Okamura, Professor, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University Identifier: NCT02837133    
Other Study ID Numbers: HiroshimaU
First Posted: July 19, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016