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Randomized-controlled Trial of Yoga for Ulcerative Colitis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Deutsche Morbus Crohn / Colitis ulcerosa Vereinigung DCCV
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Holger Cramer, Universität Duisburg-Essen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02043600
First received: January 21, 2014
Last updated: September 22, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
  Purpose
The aim of this randomized trial is to investigate the effects of a 12-week yoga intervention compared to self-care on quality of life, stress, psychological health, and physiological parameters in 77 patients with ulcerative colitis.

Condition Intervention
Colitis, Ulcerative
Behavioral: Yoga
Behavioral: Self-care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized-controlled Trial of Yoga for Ulcerative Colitis

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Further study details as provided by Universität Duisburg-Essen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Disease-specific quality of life [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (IBDQ)


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Disease-specific quality of life [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (IBDQ)

  • Generic quality of life [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36)

  • Generic quality of life [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36)

  • Anxiety/depression [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Hospital Anxiety and Depresion Scale (HADS)

  • Anxiety/depression [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Hospital Anxiety and Depresion Scale (HADS)

  • Subjective stress [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Perceived Stress Scale (PSS)

  • Subjective stress [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Perceived Stress Scale (PSS)

  • Subjective stress [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ)

  • Subjective stress [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ)

  • Positive/negative affect [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)

  • Positive/negative affect [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)

  • Body awareness [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Body Awareness Questionnaire (BAQ)

  • Body awareness [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Body Awareness Questionnaire (BAQ)

  • Body responsiveness [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Body Responsiveness Scale (BRS)

  • Body responsiveness [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Body Responsiveness Scale (BRS)

  • Self-efficacy [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    General Self-Efficacy Scale

  • Self-efficacy [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    General Self-Efficacy Scale

  • C-reactive protein [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    C-reactive protein

  • C-reactive protein [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    C-reactive protein

  • Blood sedimentation rate [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Blood sedimentation rate

  • Blood sedimentation rate [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Blood sedimentation rate

  • Faecal calprotectin [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Faecal calprotectin

  • Faecal calprotectin [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Faecal calprotectin

  • Faecal lactoferrin [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Faecal lactoferrin

  • Faecal lactoferrin [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Faecal lactoferrin

  • Faecel PMN-elastase [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Faecel PMN-elastase

  • Faecel PMN-elastase [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Faecel PMN-elastase

  • Disease activity [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Clinical Activity Index (CAI-Rachmilewitz)

  • Disease activity [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Clinical Activity Index (CAI-Rachmilewitz)

  • Salivary cortisol level [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Salivary cortisol level - cortisol awakening response

  • Steroid sensitivity [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Steroid sensitivity (IC50)

  • Andrenergic sensitivity [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Andrenergic sensitivity (IC50)

  • Cholinergic sensitivity [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Cholinergic sensitivity (IC50)

  • Safety [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Number of patients with adverse events/serious adverse events

  • Safety [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Number of patients with adverse events/serious adverse events

  • Hemogram [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Hemogram

  • Hemogram [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Hemogram


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Adherence [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Intervention adherence (number of sessions attended and home practice diary)


Enrollment: 77
Study Start Date: February 2014
Study Completion Date: August 2015
Primary Completion Date: May 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Yoga Behavioral: Yoga
12-week Hatha Yoga intervention 90 minutes once a week
Active Comparator: Self-care Behavioral: Self-care
Self-care books are provided for self-directed use
Other Name: Self-care book

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ulcerative colitis (clinical, endoscopic and histological diagnosis)
  • Disease duration at least 12 months
  • Clinical remission for at least 4 weeks and less than 12 months
  • CAI < 5
  • IBDQ < 170
  • Physical and mental ability to perform yoga
  • No regular practice of yoga or Pilates in the previous 12 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically active disease (CAI > 4 Rachmilewitz)
  • Complete resection of the colon
  • Acute, infectious or chronic active ulcerative colitis
  • Severe disease precluding yoga practice
  • Malignancy with a disease-free survival < 5 years except curatively treated basalioma of the skin
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Dementia
  • Pregnancy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02043600

Locations
Germany
Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen
Essen, Germany, 45276
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Deutsche Morbus Crohn / Colitis ulcerosa Vereinigung DCCV
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Holger Cramer, PhD Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
Study Director: Jost Langhorst, MD Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
  More Information

Responsible Party: Holger Cramer, Postdoctoral Researcher, Universität Duisburg-Essen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02043600     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13-5560-BO
Study First Received: January 21, 2014
Last Updated: September 22, 2015

Keywords provided by Universität Duisburg-Essen:
Colitis, ulcerative
Yoga

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colitis
Ulcer
Colitis, Ulcerative
Gastroenteritis
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 28, 2017