Yoga for Treating Shortness of Breath in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00051792|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 17, 2003
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2006
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases, Obstructive Pulmonary Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis||Behavioral: yoga||Phase 1 Phase 2|
Management of dyspnea (shortness of breath) is a major concern for patients with COPD. The efficacy of complementary exercises to manage dyspnea is unknown. Complementary exercises may be more congruent with patients' lifestyles and values than traditional exercise programs and can be adapted to changes in illness severity and disability. Yoga practice is a complementary therapy that people use to manage their dyspnea. The aims of this study are to: 1) develop a safe and feasible yoga program for patients with COPD; 2) test the efficacy of this program; and 3) determine whether physical performance, psychological well being, and health-related quality of life are positively affected by yoga practice.
Patients in this study will be randomized to receive yoga training or usual care for 12 weeks. Patients will be evaluated at study entry, after each session, and immediately after the training program.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||36 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Efficacy of Yoga for Self-Management of Dyspnea in COPD|
|Study Start Date :||January 2003|
|Study Completion Date :||July 2004|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00051792
|United States, California|
|University of California|
|San Francisco, California, United States|
|Principal Investigator:||Virginia Carrieri-Kohlman, RN, DNSc||University of California, San Francisco|