The Relationship Between Cranial Near-InfraRed Oxygenation(NIRO) and Heart Rate Variability During Mental Exercise

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01088113
First received: March 16, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2008
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of Tai Chi and Qigong practice on cranial oxyhaemoglobin level, blood pressures and autonomic nervous system responses.


Condition
Tai Chi Practitioner
Qigong Practitioner

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Relationship Between Cranial Near-InfraRed Oxygenation(NIRO) and Heart Rate Variability During Mental Exercise

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Further study details as provided by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Level of Oxyhaemoglobin and total Haemoglobin

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Heart rate variability

Groups/Cohorts
Tai Chi
Healthy subjects with Tai Chi practice
Qigong
Healthy subjects with Qigong practice

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Community sample

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A minimal of 3 years experience on practice of either Tai Chi or Qigong

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to communicate or follow an exercise protocol
  • Presence of cognitive impairments
  • Symptomatic cardiovascular diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Diagnosis of stroke
  • Parkinson's disease, or other neurologic disorder, peripheral neuropathy and cancer.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01088113

Locations
China, Hong Kong
Cardiopulmonary and Exercise Physiology Laboratory, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Prof. Alice Jones, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01088113     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSEARS20080828002
Study First Received: March 16, 2010
Last Updated: March 16, 2010
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:
Tai Chi
Qigong
Heart rate variability
Near Infrared Spectroscopy
blood pressure

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