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The Relationship Between Cranial Near-InfraRed Oxygenation(NIRO) and Heart Rate Variability During Mental Exercise

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01088113
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 17, 2010
Last Update Posted : March 17, 2010
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of Tai Chi and Qigong practice on cranial oxyhaemoglobin level, blood pressures and autonomic nervous system responses.

Condition or disease
Tai Chi Practitioner Qigong Practitioner

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Relationship Between Cranial Near-InfraRed Oxygenation(NIRO) and Heart Rate Variability During Mental Exercise

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Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort
Tai Chi
Healthy subjects with Tai Chi practice
Qigong
Healthy subjects with Qigong practice


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Level of Oxyhaemoglobin and total Haemoglobin

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Heart rate variability

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Community sample
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A minimal of 3 years experience on practice of either Tai Chi or Qigong

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to communicate or follow an exercise protocol
  • Presence of cognitive impairments
  • Symptomatic cardiovascular diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Diagnosis of stroke
  • Parkinson's disease, or other neurologic disorder, peripheral neuropathy and cancer.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01088113


Locations
China, Hong Kong
Cardiopulmonary and Exercise Physiology Laboratory, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
More Information

Responsible Party: Prof. Alice Jones, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01088113     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSEARS20080828002
First Posted: March 17, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 17, 2010
Last Verified: August 2008

Keywords provided by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:
Tai Chi
Qigong
Heart rate variability
Near Infrared Spectroscopy
blood pressure