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Yoga for Treating People at Risk for Diabetes or With Both HIV and Depression

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00090506
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 27, 2004
Last Update Posted : January 25, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to plan and develop an international collaboration for research on the health effects of yoga. This study will also determine the effects of yoga on people who are at an increased risk for developing diabetes and people with both HIV and depression.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Diabetes Depression Behavioral: Yoga Phase 1

Detailed Description:

In recent years, western health practitioners have become increasingly aware of the potential health benefits of yoga. This study will comprise two substudies that will evaluate the effects of yoga in two distinct populations.

Participants in the first study will be people who are at risk for developing diabetes; participants in the second study will be people with both HIV and depression. All participants will practice yoga 3 to 6 days per week for 3 months. Blood collection will be done and weight and blood pressure measurements will be taken in study 1 participants; questionnaires will be used to measure depression and stress in study 2 participants. All study participants will be assessed at entry and at 3 and 6 months.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Yoga, Health, and Meditation
Study Start Date : July 2004
Primary Completion Date : March 2007
Study Completion Date : March 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS
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Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 40 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria for Study 1 Participants:

  • Meet certain laboratory requirements

Inclusion Criteria for Study 2 Participants:

  • HIV infected
  • Able to walk at least 50% of the time

Inclusion Criteria for All Participants:

  • Written informed consent of parent/guardian, if applicable

Exclusion Criteria for Study 2 Participants:

  • Require antiretroviral therapy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00090506

Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVAYSA)
Bangalore, India
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Principal Investigator: Frederick M. Hecht, MD UCSF Positive Health Program
More Information

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00090506     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R21AT001942-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: August 27, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 25, 2008
Last Verified: January 2008

Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
HIV Infections
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases