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Tele-yoga Program in COPD and Heart Failure (Tele-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: NCT02078739
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 5, 2014
Last Update Posted : January 27, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco

Brief Summary:
The combined diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure (HF) is common but often missed because of similarities in clinical presentation, risk factors, and patient characteristics. The concurrent presence of both diseases worsens the limitations in exercise capacity and quality of life that patients experience with either disease alone. This pilot study will test the feasibility of a yoga program conducted in patients' homes using multi-point interactive videoconferencing ("Tele- Yoga") for patients with combined COPD/HF diagnoses. The investigators hypothesize that patients who receive a yoga program at home, compared to an educational control group, will experience fewer physical symptoms and better quality of life.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Yoga COPD Congestive Heart Failure Behavioral: Yoga Program at home using internet technology Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 14 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Tele-Yoga for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Failure Patients: A Pilot Study
Study Start Date : June 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Yoga Program
Yoga Program twice per week for 8 weeks
Behavioral: Yoga Program at home using internet technology
Active Comparator: Education
Education once per week for 8 weeks
Behavioral: Yoga Program at home using internet technology

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Feasibility of home yoga program as measured by the participants' perception of the quality of the broadband connection. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    To evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, adherence rate of an 8-week, 1-hr biweekly Tele-Yoga intervention. Feasibility will be determined by the quality of the broadband connection, acceptability measured by participant satisfaction with the Yoga program and adherence measured by the number of times a participant participates in the yoga program.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physical Function [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Estimate the effect of home-based Tele-Yoga on physical function (endurance, balance, strength, and activity) and symptoms (dyspnea, sleep, and fatigue) compared to attention control

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with heart failure (HF) who also have COPD according to University of California San Francisco medical record documentation and would like to participate in a home yoga intervention and hospitalization within the past 24 months.
  • Patients must: receive permission from their provider to participate in the study
  • English-speaking
  • Score of 3 on the Mini-Cog test
  • Be between the ages of 40 and 85 years
  • New York Heart Association Class I-III left ventricular systolic or diastolic HF
  • Have moderate-severe COPD defined as post bronchodilator Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV1) in 1 sec < 80% predicted, FEV1/Forced Vital Capacity ratio < 70% and history of smoking
  • TV, broadband internet connection, enough space to practice yoga in front of the TV, and willing to have research assistant install videoconferencing equipment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a history of medication non-compliance as described by their provider
  • Hospitalization within the last 3 months
  • Myocardial infarction or recurrent angina within the last 6 months
  • Severe stenotic valvular disease
  • History of sudden cardiac death without subsequent automatic internal defibrillator placement
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Neuromuscular, orthopedic, or psychiatric illness that would interfere with yoga training
  • Oxygen saturation <85% on 6 liters of nasal oxygen.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02078739

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United States, California
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
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Principal Investigator: Jill N Howie-Esquivel, PhD University of California, San Francisco
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco Identifier: NCT02078739    
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-08383
Tele-Yoga ( Other Grant/Funding Number: UCSF School of Nursing )
First Posted: March 5, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2015
Last Verified: January 2015
Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
Congestive Heart Failure
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases