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Tai Chi Exercise in Patients With COPD

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01027338
First Posted: December 7, 2009
Last Update Posted: December 7, 2009
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Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  Purpose
This is a pilot randomized controlled trial of feasibililty and prelimnary effects of a 12 week tai chi intervention vs. usual care in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Condition Intervention Phase
COPD Other: Tai chi exercise Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Official Title: Tai Chi Exercise in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • study feasibility

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • quality of life
  • exercise capacity

Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Tai Chi Exercise Other: Tai chi exercise
No Intervention: Usual Care

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • physician diagnosis of COPD
  • FEV1<65% of predicted and FEV1/FVC<70% of predicted
  • ≥45 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • COPD exacerbation requiring ER visit or hospitalization within past month
  • planned major pulmonary intervention in coming 3 months
  • severe peripheral vascular disease/claudication or other physical condition precluding walk test
  • inability to perform bicycle ergometry
  • severe cognitive dysfunction (MMSE ≤ 24)
  • inability to speak English
  • current participation in a pulmonary rehabilitation or regular practice of tai chi
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01027338


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gloria Y Yeh, MD, MPH Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Russell Phillips, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01027338     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: K24AT000589 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: December 4, 2009
First Posted: December 7, 2009
Last Update Posted: December 7, 2009
Last Verified: December 2009