Psychological Effects of Tai Chi Training

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2012 by University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01681082
First received: August 30, 2012
Last updated: September 6, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
  Purpose

The general purpose of this study is to examine the effect of tai chi training on cognitive function in young adults. The investigators will test subjects enrolled in a semester-long tai chi course along with control subjects. The specific aims are to measure duration of practice, cognitive function, physical balance, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) indicators. The investigators primary hypotheses are that, compared to controls, subjects in the tai chi course will show improvements in (1a) spatial working memory and (1b) response inhibition. The investigators secondary hypotheses are that, among the subjects participating in the tai chi course, these cognitive improvements will correlate with (2a) improvements in balance and (2b) duration of tai chi practice, and that, among all participants, (2c) ADHD indications will correlate with cognitive measures.


Condition Intervention
Attention Deficit Disorder With Hyperactivity
Behavioral: Tai Chi training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Psychological Effects of Tai Chi Training

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Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in working memory [ Time Frame: Baseline and 14 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    CANTAB Spatial Working Memory Task: SWM between errors


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in physical balance [ Time Frame: Baseline and 14 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    One Legged Stance Test. Time standing on one leg with eyes closed. Average over left and right leg of best of three trials on each side.

  • Change in impulsivity [ Time Frame: Baseline and 14 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    CANTAB Stop Signal Task: reaction time (SSRT).

  • Change in affective processing [ Time Frame: Baseline and 14 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    CANTAB Affective Go/No-Go Task: mean correct latency

  • Change in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and 14 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    World Health Organization adult ADHD self-report scale (ASRS). Scoring of 6 item ASRS screener per Kessler et al. Psychological Medicine (2005) 35:245-256.

  • Duration of practice [ Time Frame: 14 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Total minutes of tai chi practice including class time.


Estimated Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: September 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Tai Chi Training
Subjects will be recruited from the University of Wisconsin-Madison course, "Introduction to Martial Arts: Tai Chi".
Behavioral: Tai Chi training
24 form Yang style Tai Chi. 50 minute sessions, twice weekly.
No Intervention: Control
Subjects will be recruited from the University of Wisconsin-Madison course "Introduction to Psychology".

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 23 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Able to perform balance and cognitive tests

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01681082

Contacts
Contact: Alexander K. Converse, Ph.D. 608-265-6604 akconverse@wisc.edu

Locations
United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Waisman Center Not yet recruiting
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53705
Contact: Alexander K. Converse, Ph.D.    608-265-6604    akconverse@wisc.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alexander K. Converse University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01681082     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SE-2012-0539
Study First Received: August 30, 2012
Last Updated: September 6, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hyperkinesis
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Dyskinesias
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Mental Disorders

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