Yoga Breath Program and Client-Centered Exposure for Relief of PTSD in Tsunami Victims
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00290225|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 10, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2007
Study hypothesis: that a standardized course of Eastern practices (Breath Water Sound Course -BWS) will significantly relieve PTSD and depression in tsunami victims. Further, that a client-centered exposure treatment (Traumatic Incident Reduction- TIR) would provide additional, significant relief of PTSD and depression in tsunami victims.
180 tsunami victims in Southern India will be divided into three groups: those that only receive BWS course, those that receive the BWS course and TIR and a wait-list control. They will be pretested with the PCL-17 (PTSD scale), the Beck Depression Inventory and the General Health Questionaire. These scales will also be administered post-service as well as five weeks post pre-testing and at three and six month intervals.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Depression||Behavioral: Breath Water Sound Course and Traumatic Incident Reduction||Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||180 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Controlled Trial of Yoga Breath Based Group Intervention and Client-Centered Exposure Treatment for Relief of Traumatic Stress and Depression in Tsunami Victims|
|Study Start Date :||June 2005|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2005|
- That the BWS course and TIR will provide significant reduction in scores on the PCL-C, a standardized measure of PTSD symptoms. [ Time Frame: improvement in PCL-C scores will occur in one week and persist for the duration of the study: 6 months ]
- That the BWS course and TIR will provide significant relief from clinical depression as measured on BDI. [ Time Frame: Improvement in scores on BDI will occur in one week and persist for 6 months ]
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|Principal Investigator:||Vedamurthy Achar, Ph.D.||National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India|
|Principal Investigator:||Teresa Descilo, MSW||Victim Services Center, Miami|
|Study Director:||R. Damodoran, MA||International Association for Human Values|