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Yoga for Pain and Opioid Dependence (Yoga)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01590251
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 2, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yale University

Brief Summary:
This study is designed to develop an effective adjunctive treatment using yoga for chronic pain and opioid dependence.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Pain Opioid Addiction Other: Yoga Behavioral: Educational Counseling Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

This study aims to develop an adjunctive novel treatment intervention using yoga in opioid agonist maintained patients to effectively treat the co-occurring disorders of non-malignant chronic pain and opioid dependence (POD).

Specific Aims:

1) To conduct a pre-pilot phase with 8 patients with POD receiving opioid agonist maintenance treatment.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 8 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Yoga for Pain and Opioid Dependence
Study Start Date : April 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2014

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Chronic Pain

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Yoga
Gentle yoga for chronic pain and opioid dependence
Other: Yoga
Two yoga sessions per week for 8 weeks (one yoga session is instructional, the other is a practice session.

Active Comparator: Educational Counseling
Educational counseling is a didactic, lecture-discussion format to supplement the information and advice provided in opioid agonist maintenance treatment.
Behavioral: Educational Counseling
One didactic session per week of approximately 50 minutes that provides information about chronic pain and substance abuse disorders.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain reduction [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Pain reduction will be measured by patient self-report using standard pain rating scales.

  2. Reduce illicit opioid use [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Reduced illicit opioid use will be measured by patient self-report and urinalysis testing.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Prescription opioid addiction or heroin addiction
  • Moderate to severe chronic pain,
  • Understands English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current suicide or homicide risk
  • Life threatening or unstable medical condition
  • Medical or psychiatric condition that is judged to be of clinical concern by the PI or admitting clinician
  • Pregnancy

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01590251

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United States, Connecticut
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06519
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
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Principal Investigator: Declan T Barry, Ph.D. Yale University

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Responsible Party: Yale University Identifier: NCT01590251     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1111009292
First Posted: May 2, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 25, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015
Keywords provided by Yale University:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Chronic Pain
Opioid-Related Disorders
Behavior, Addictive
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Compulsive Behavior
Impulsive Behavior
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents