Yoga Exercise for Improving Balance in Patients With Subacute &Chronic Stroke

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 7, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 11, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Hypothesis: This study investigated the hypothesis that subacute and chronic stroke patients who received a combination of yoga and traditional physiotherapy were getting more improvement in standing balance than traditional physiotherapy. And we also hypothesis yoga can improve post-stroke depression symtom.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Stroke Behavioral: Yoga Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Yoga Exercise for Improving Balance in Patients With Subacute &Chronic Stroke : A Pilot Study
Study Start Date : March 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Yoga training, Tradiational physiotherapy
Experimental Group(20 people) receive tradiational physiotherapy(4 times in a week, every time 1 hour), and 8-weeks yoga training(2 time in a week, every time 1 hour)
Behavioral: Yoga
No Intervention: Tradiational physiotherapy
Control Group(20 people)only receive tradiational rehabiliation( 4 times in a week, every time 1 hour ) for 8 weeks.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Berg Balance Scale [ Time Frame: within 7 days after finish yoga therapy course ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire [ Time Frame: within 7 days after finish yoga therapy course ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. The time of stroke onset is more than 91 days.
  2. Able to stand for more than 1 minutes.
  3. Between the ages of 30 and 80.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Now receive others palliative therapy.
  2. Significant psychotic disease.
  3. Obvious language disorder.
  4. Medical contraindication(clincans evaluate cannot included).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01806922

National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin-Chu Branch
Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, 30059
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Yen-Ting Lai National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin-Chu Branch

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Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT01806922     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201210006RIB
First Posted: March 7, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Standing balance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms