Psychological Effects of Tai Chi Training
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01681082|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 7, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Attention Deficit Disorder With Hyperactivity||Behavioral: Tai Chi training||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||161 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Psychological Effects of Tai Chi Training|
|Study Start Date :||September 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2014|
Experimental: Tai Chi Training
Subjects will be recruited from the University of Wisconsin-Madison course, "Introduction to Martial Arts: Tai Chi".
Behavioral: Tai Chi training
24 form Yang style Tai Chi. 50 minute sessions, twice weekly.
No Intervention: Control
Subjects will be recruited from the University of Wisconsin-Madison course "Introduction to Psychology".
- Change in working memory [ Time Frame: Baseline and 14 weeks ]CANTAB Spatial Working Memory Task: SWM between errors
- Change in physical balance [ Time Frame: Baseline and 14 weeks ]One Legged Stance Test. Time standing on one leg with eyes closed. Average over left and right leg of best of three trials on each side.
- Change in impulsivity [ Time Frame: Baseline and 14 weeks ]CANTAB Stop Signal Task: reaction time (SSRT).
- Change in affective processing [ Time Frame: Baseline and 14 weeks ]CANTAB Affective Go/No-Go Task: mean correct latency
- Change in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and 14 weeks ]World Health Organization adult ADHD self-report scale (ASRS). Scoring of 6 item ASRS screener per Kessler et al. Psychological Medicine (2005) 35:245-256.
- Duration of practice [ Time Frame: 14 weeks ]Total minutes of tai chi practice including class time.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01681082
|United States, Wisconsin|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison, Waisman Center|
|Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53705|
|Principal Investigator:||Alexander K. Converse||University of Wisconsin, Madison|