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Pain Outcomes Comparing Yoga Versus Structured Exercise (POYSE) Trial

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified March 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01797263
First received: February 20, 2013
Last updated: March 10, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
  Purpose

The Pain Outcomes comparing Yoga versus Structured Exercise (POYSE) Trial is a 2-arm parallel group, randomized clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of a yoga-based intervention (YOGA) with that of a structured exercise program (SEP) for subjects with fibromyalgia. The study aims are: 1) to compare the interventions' (YOGA vs. SEP) effects on overall fibromyalgia severity at 1 month (early response), 3 months (immediate post-intervention) and at 6 and 9 months (sustained effects); 2) to compare the interventions' effects on specific fibromyalgia symptoms (pain, sleep, and fatigue), functional impairment, and related outcomes (quality of life, psychological symptoms); and 3) to compare the cost-effectiveness of the interventions.


Condition Intervention
Fibromyalgia
Other: Yoga
Other: Structured Exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pain Outcomes Comparing Yoga Versus Structured Exercise (POYSE)Trial

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Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire Revised (FIQR) [ Time Frame: 3 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    This measure will be assessed at Baseline, 1, 3, 6 and 9 months. The 3 month is the primary end point and the 6 and 9 month assessments are for sustained effect.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) [ Time Frame: baseline, 1, 3, 6 and 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • PHQ-9 for depression [ Time Frame: baseline, 1, 3, 6 and 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Pain beliefs and self-efficacy (Pain Catastrophizing Scale and Centrality Scale) [ Time Frame: baseline, 1, 3, 6 and 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 306
Study Start Date: August 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Yoga
A 12-week yoga intervention modified for veterans with fibromyalgia. Each weekly session will last approximately 75 minutes. The standardized sequence of yoga poses will be introduced to participants and the instructor will tailor them to the participant's needs and abilities. Deep breathing exercises will be taught and emphasized throughout every session. Participants will be encouraged to exercise according to their limits, rather than rigid adherence to posture techniques. The yoga intervention will be tailored to the individual. It will include low intensity, low impact modified poses adapted with pathophysiologic changes of fibromyalgia in mind. Participants will also be given a Playaway(c) device with guided relaxation exercise recorded on it and asked to listen to it three times a week to reinforce the in person yoga session content.
Other: Yoga
A 12-week yoga intervention modified for veterans with fibromyalgia. Each weekly session will last approximately 75 minutes. The standardized sequence of yoga poses will be introduced to participants and the instructor will tailor them to the participant's needs and abilities. Deep breathing exercises will be taught and emphasized throughout every session. Participants will be encouraged to exercise according to their limits, rather than rigid adherence to posture techniques. The yoga intervention will be tailored to the individual. It will include low intensity, low impact modified poses adapted with pathophysiologic changes of fibromyalgia in mind. Participants will also be given a Playaway(c) device with guided relaxation exercise recorded on it and asked to listen to it three times a week to reinforce the in person yoga session content.
Active Comparator: Structured Exercise
A 12-week group exercise session consisting of a graded aerobic exercise program. The program will start at low intensity with gradual increases in exercise intensity and duration. Each weekly session will last 75 minutes. The fitness instructor will teach participants to use a table-top ergometer at a sub-maximal level, determine baseline fitness, and develop an individualized exercise prescription. The fitness instructor will provide educational tips on exercise and selection of physical activities. Participants will be given a pedometer and heart rate monitor to track their exercise at home. They will also be given an exercise DVD to use at home.
Other: Structured Exercise
A 12-week group exercise session consisting of a graded aerobic exercise program. The program will start at low intensity with gradual increases in exercise intensity and duration. Each weekly session will last 75 minutes. The fitness instructor will teach participants to use a table-top ergometer at a sub-maximal level, determine baseline fitness, and develop an individualized exercise prescription. The fitness instructor will provide educational tips on exercise and selection of physical activities. Participants will be given a pedometer and heart rate monitor to track their exercise at home. They will also be given an exercise DVD to use at home.

Detailed Description:

Our study sample will include 306 veterans with fibromyalgia. Patients will be randomized to one of two treatment arms. The YOGA arm will involve a standardized 12-week, yoga-based intervention. The yoga intervention will consist of three treatment components: 1) in-person group yoga taught by a certified yoga therapist; 2) a relaxation audio recording for home-use; and 3) a DVD recording to reinforce concepts taught during in-person yoga sessions. Patients randomized to the structured exercise program (SEP) arm will participate in a 12-week exercise program delivered in a group/class format and supervised by a fitness instructor. In addition, SEP patients will receive a DVD (for home use) describing the benefits of aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia, a one-on-one consultation session with the fitness instructor, an individualized exercise prescription, and supervised exercise sessions for 12 weeks.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Veterans will be eligible if they have:

  • Widespread Pain Index (WPI) greater than 7 and Symptom Severity Scale (SS) greater than 5 or WPI 3-6 and SS greater than 9.
  • Symptoms have been present at a similar level for at least 3 months
  • The subject does not have a disorder that would otherwise explain the pain
  • Moderate pain severity (pain severity score greater than 5)
  • No changes in fibromyalgia medications for last 4 weeks
  • Access to a working telephone

Exclusion Criteria:

Exclusion criteria includes:

  • Severe medical conditions in which exercise is contraindicated (such as significant cardiovascular disease, COPD or asthma needing home oxygen, stroke or TIA in last 6 months, cancer (other than skin cancer) and receiving treatment for it
  • Active psychosis
  • Hospitalized for psychiatric reasons within the last 6 months
  • Active suicidal ideation
  • Moderate to severe cognitive impairment
  • Involvement in ongoing yoga classes or moderately intense exercise program in the last 3 months
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01797263

Contacts
Contact: Amanda N Gerwig, BS (317) 988-3139 amanda.gerwig@va.gov
Contact: Cynthia K Lewis, BA MPH (317) 988-4799 cynthia.lewis4@va.gov

Locations
United States, Indiana
Richard Roudebush VA Medical Center Recruiting
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202-2884
Contact: Dennis Benge, BA MBA    317-988-2604    Dennis.Benge@va.gov   
Contact: Jessica M Coffing, MPH CRA    (317) 988-4078    Jessica.coffing@va.gov   
Principal Investigator: Matthew J. Bair, MD MS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Matthew J. Bair, MD MS Richard Roudebush VA Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01797263     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D1100-R
Study First Received: February 20, 2013
Last Updated: March 10, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:
fibromyalgia
yoga
exercise
pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fibromyalgia
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 20, 2014