Yoga Intervention Study on Episodic Tension Type Headache

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 8, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 8, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
NMP Medical Research Institute

Brief Summary:
The present study was designed to evaluate effect of yoga intervention on patients having frequent tension type headache.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Episodic Tension Type Headache Behavioral: Yoga Therapy Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 77 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Yoga Intervention on Episodic Tension Type Headache: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : January 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Headache
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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Wait-list control group
The wait-list control group received no intervention, or instruction and they were observed with their usual care for 12-weeks intervention period. Upon completion of the study, this group received 12 weeks of yoga intervention.
Experimental: Yoga Intervention Group
The yoga sessions developed specifically for study participant consisted of 12 weekly 60-minute designed to benefit in episodic tension type headache.
Behavioral: Yoga Therapy
Therapeutically oriented style of yoga originated from Pancha Kosha philosophy of Vedanta was used throughout the trial. All the sessions emphasized on postures, breathing practices with the specific focus on relaxation, combination of chants and meditation. Once a week, Kunjal and Jalaneti (cleansing practices) were practiced in guidance of therapist. They all were instructed to eat light and rest on Kriya days.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Frequency of headache [ Time Frame: 3 Months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Duration of Headache [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  2. Severity of headache [ Time Frame: 3 Months ]
  3. Analgesic consumption [ Time Frame: 3 Months ]
  4. Anxiety levels [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  5. Depression [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  6. Stress [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aged between 18 to 60 years
  • more than 5 but fewer than 15 headache episodes per month
  • headache intensity moderate to severe

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients on anti-psychotic, antidepressant or any prophylactic medication
  • pregnancy
  • Taking psychotherapy or any other alternative medicine
  • migraine headache more than 1 day a month
  • pain disorder, psychiatric or medical disorder requiring immediate treatment,
  • headache due to sinusitis, eyestrain, cervical spondylosis and posttraumatic headaches

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01488825

Pain Clinic, NMP Medical Research Institute
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 302019
Sponsors and Collaborators
NMP Medical Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Neha SHARMA, PhD NMP Medical Research Institute

Responsible Party: NMP Medical Research Institute Identifier: NCT01488825     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NMP-0090-YR
First Posted: December 8, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 8, 2011
Last Verified: December 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tension-Type Headache
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases