Mind-Body Exercise for COPD: A Pilot Study

This study has been completed.
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Collaborator:
Information provided by:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01007903
First received: November 3, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

This is a pilot randomized controlled trial of feasibility and preliminary effects of a 12 week tai chi intervention vs. usual care in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


Condition Intervention Phase
COPD
Behavioral: Tai Chi exercise
Phase 1

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: Tai Chi Exercise in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Further study details as provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Study feasibility [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life
  • Exercise capacity

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Usual Care Behavioral: Tai Chi exercise
12-week tai chi exercise class
Experimental: Tai Chi Behavioral: Tai Chi exercise
12-week tai chi exercise class

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • physician diagnosis of COPD
  • FEV1<65% of predicted and FEV1/FVC<0.70
  • ≥45 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • COPD exacerbation requiring ER visit or hospitalization within past month
  • planned major pulmonary intervention in coming 3 months
  • severe peripheral vascular disease/claudication or other physical condition precluding walk test
  • inability to perform bicycle ergometry
  • severe cognitive dysfunction (MMSE ≤ 24)
  • inability to speak English
  • current participation in a pulmonary rehabilitation or regular practice of tai chi
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Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH Harvard Medical School
  More Information

No publications provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Russell Phillips, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01007903     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-P-000065
Study First Received: November 3, 2009
Last Updated: November 3, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases

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