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Restorative Yoga for Stress Management

This study has been completed.
Hennepin Faculty Associates
Information provided by:
Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation Identifier:
First received: September 9, 2005
Last updated: September 12, 2016
Last verified: September 2016
The study examined Restorative Yoga as a method of stress reduction for the HFA Addiction Medicine Clinic staff volunteers.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Restorative Yoga

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Restorative Yoga for Stress Management

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Further study details as provided by Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary outcome measurement were the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory scores.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Secondary measurements were :
  • -number of sessions attended
  • -results of restorative yoga questionnaire on patient care and stress levels
  • -results of Job Stress Survey

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: July 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2005
Detailed Description:
The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a perceived benefit from adding a restorative yoga class as a method of stress reduction for the HFA Addiction Medicine Clinic staff. Working in a busy clinic can be very stressful. While it is not always possible to completely eliminate stress from our lives, it is known that stress reduction techniques help to diminish the negative consequences of stress. This study was designed to answer the following question "How much change in perceived stress is obtained through weekly Restorative Yoga sessions?" Study population were members of the HFA Addiction Medicine Clinic. All staff completed the Spielberger Job Stress Survey and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory at baseline and at six months following intervention onset. Volunteers from the Addiction Medicine Clinic attended weekly restorative yoga sessions 45 minutes in length held over the noon hour. Serial State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and weekly questionnaire regarding the perceived effects of the restorative yoga on aspects fo patient care were completed by study volunteers.

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • member of HFA Addiction Medicine Clinic staff
  • willing to participate in the restorative yoga sessions and to complete study instruments

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unwilling to participate in the restorative ygoa sessions (assigned then to the control group)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00170365

United States, Minnesota
Hennepin Faculty Associates/ Hennepin County Medica Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55415
Sponsors and Collaborators
Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
Hennepin Faculty Associates
Principal Investigator: Kathleen M Wesa, M.D. Hennepin Faculty Associates/ Hennepin County Meical Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00170365     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSR-04-2412
Study First Received: September 9, 2005
Last Updated: September 12, 2016

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