Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Changes Associated With Muslim Prayer Postural Changes

This study has been terminated.
(Stopped due to low enrollment)
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Colorado, Denver
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00454025
First received: March 27, 2007
Last updated: January 29, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
  Purpose

Elevated intraocular pressure is widely accepted as a risk factor for glaucoma and controlling the pressure remains the cornerstone of effective treatment. There is evidence that posture can have a significant effect on intraocular pressure fluctuations. Salat (or Salah) refers to the five daily prayers performed by Muslims. The time spent praying in a kneeling or prostrate position may be associated with wide fluctuations in intraocular pressure, potentially sight-threatening for Muslim patients with glaucoma. The researchers seek to investigate the link between traditional daily Muslim prayer postural changes and intraocular pressure changes.


Condition
Glaucoma

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Intraocular Pressure Changes Associated With Muslim Prayer Postural Changes

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Further study details as provided by University of Colorado, Denver:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Intraocular Pressure [ Time Frame: Single Exam ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Positional Intraocular Pressure Changes [ Time Frame: Single Exam ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 5
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: May 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Glaucoma
Patients with Glaucoma
Healthy Patients
Patients without glaucoma

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients 18 and up, diagnosed with primary open angle glaucoma, and are able to assume the standing, bowing, and prostrate positions.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with primary open angle glaucoma
  • Must be age 18 and up
  • Provide written informed consent to participate
  • Able to cooperate with ocular examination for 60-90 minutes
  • Able to assume the standing, bowing, and prostrate positions

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Special patient populations (children, pregnant women, prisoners etc.)
  • Patients who have had glaucoma surgery that could effect the change in intraocular pressure (ie trabeculectomy, tube-shunts, etc.)
  • Patients who are unable to assume bowing or kneeling positions
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00454025

Locations
United States, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Colorado, Denver
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Malik Y. Kahook, MD Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Colorado, Denver
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00454025     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-1015
Study First Received: March 27, 2007
Last Updated: January 29, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Colorado, Denver:
glaucoma
intraocular pressure
postural changes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glaucoma
Eye Diseases
Ocular Hypertension

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014