Yoga and Qigong for Elderly Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain (YQ-LBP)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Claudia M. Witt, Charite University, Berlin, Germany
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01303588
First received: February 24, 2011
Last updated: January 18, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

February 24, 2011
January 18, 2013
May 2011
May 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Functional rating Index (FRI) [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01303588 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Functional Rating Index [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Visual Analogue Scale [ Time Frame: 3, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • FFb-HR [ Time Frame: 3, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Pain medication [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Falls [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Tinetti Test [ Time Frame: 3, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • SF 36 [ Time Frame: 3, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Geriatric Depression Scale [ Time Frame: 3, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Same as current
Not Provided
Not Provided
 
Yoga and Qigong for Elderly Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain
Yoga and Qigong for Elderly Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain

The objective of this study is to evaluate whether yoga or qigong therapy is effective in treating low back pain in elderly patients compared to no therapy (waiting list control). The secondary aim is to compare yoga and qigong.

Not Provided
Interventional
Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Low Back Pain
  • Behavioral: Yoga
    24 group training sessions Yoga, 2 training sessions per week, 45 min duration , over 3 months
  • Behavioral: Qigong
    12 group training sessions Qigong, 1 training per week, 90 min duration , over 3 months
  • No Intervention: Waiting Group
  • Active Comparator: Qigong
    Intervention: Behavioral: Qigong
  • Active Comparator: Yoga
    Intervention: Behavioral: Yoga
Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
176
December 2012
May 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women ≥ 65 years of age
  • Chronic low back pain since 6 months at least
  • Functional Rating Index (FRI) ≥ 2 last 7 days
  • Informed consent form signed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Disc prolapse with acute neurological symptoms
  • Previous spinal operations
  • Severe organic or psychiatric disease conditions, not allowing to participate in the trial
  • Use of opioids
  • Drug- and alcohol-addiction
  • Participation in another clinical trial within the last 6 months
  • Participation in yoga or qigong training within the last 12 months
  • Planned physical therapy within study duration
Both
65 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Germany
 
NCT01303588
YQ-LBP
No
Claudia M. Witt, Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
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Not Provided
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
January 2013

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