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Effect of Yoga Vs. Stretching on Chronic Back Pain (YES)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00447668
First Posted: March 15, 2007
Last Update Posted: October 13, 2017
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Collaborator:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kaiser Permanente
  Purpose
This study will compare the effectiveness of yoga classes, exercise classes, and a self-care book in the management of pain and function for people with low back pain.It will also for physical, psychological and physiological factors associated with improvement in back pain.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain Behavioral: Yoga Behavioral: Exercise Behavioral: Self-care book recommendations Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Yoga Vs. Stretching on Chronic Back Pain

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Kaiser Permanente:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Back-related function [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Pain [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 210
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Behavioral: Yoga
Yoga for back pain
Active Comparator: 2
Exercise
Behavioral: Exercise
exercises for back pain
Active Comparator: 3
Self-care book recommendations
Behavioral: Self-care book recommendations
Self-care book for back pain

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Group Health Cooperative enrollee
  • Uncomplicated low back pain
  • At least moderate pain levels

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Sciatica persisting 3 or more months after physician visit
  • History of cancer (other than nonmelanoma skin cancer)
  • Severe disk problems
  • Unstable medical conditions
  • Back surgery within past 3 years
  • Physically unable to do the yoga or exercise classes and homework
  • Unable to attend classes
  • Currently doing yoga
  • Taken yoga or exercise class for back pain within past year
  • Currently in litigation for back pain
  • Seeking other treatment for back pain
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00447668


Locations
United States, Washington
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98101
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaiser Permanente
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Karen J. Sherman, PhD Kaiser Permanente
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Kaiser Permanente
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00447668     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: U01AT003208 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: March 13, 2007
First Posted: March 15, 2007
Last Update Posted: October 13, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017

Keywords provided by Kaiser Permanente:
Chronic Low Back Pain
Yoga

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms