Effect of Yoga Vs. Stretching on Chronic Back Pain (YES)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Group Health Cooperative
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00447668
First received: March 13, 2007
Last updated: November 7, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
  Purpose

This study will compare the effectiveness of yoga classes, exercise classes, and a self-care book in the management of pain and function for people with low back pain.It will also for physical, psychological and physiological factors associated with improvement in back pain.


Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain
Behavioral: Yoga
Behavioral: Exercise
Behavioral: Self-care book recommendations
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Yoga Vs. Stretching on Chronic Back Pain

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Further study details as provided by Group Health Cooperative:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Back-related function [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Pain [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 210
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Behavioral: Yoga
Yoga for back pain
Active Comparator: 2
Exercise
Behavioral: Exercise
exercises for back pain
Active Comparator: 3
Self-care book recommendations
Behavioral: Self-care book recommendations
Self-care book for back pain

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 64 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Group Health Cooperative enrollee
  • Uncomplicated low back pain
  • At least moderate pain levels

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Sciatica persisting 3 or more months after physician visit
  • History of cancer (other than nonmelanoma skin cancer)
  • Severe disk problems
  • Unstable medical conditions
  • Back surgery within past 3 years
  • Physically unable to do the yoga or exercise classes and homework
  • Unable to attend classes
  • Currently doing yoga
  • Taken yoga or exercise class for back pain within past year
  • Currently in litigation for back pain
  • Seeking other treatment for back pain
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00447668

Locations
United States, Washington
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98101
Sponsors and Collaborators
Group Health Cooperative
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Karen J. Sherman, PhD Group Health Cooperative
  More Information

No publications provided by Group Health Cooperative

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Group Health Cooperative
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00447668     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: U01 AT003208, U01AT003208
Study First Received: March 13, 2007
Last Updated: November 7, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Group Health Cooperative:
Chronic Low Back Pain
Yoga

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 20, 2014