Online Yoga for Individuals With Mood Disorders

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 20, 2015
Last Update Posted : March 3, 2017
Brown University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Louisa Grandin Sylvia, Massachusetts General Hospital

Brief Summary:
We are seeking to understand the acceptability of an online yoga class for individuals with mood disorders. MoodNetwork members who are 18 years old or over who have experienced depression, mania, or hypomania are invited to participate. About 200 MoodNetwork participants will take part in this study.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mood Disorders Bipolar Disorder Depression Other: Hatha yoga Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Yoga practitioners view yoga as a way to promote good physical and mental health, rather than as a treatment for poor health. This world view may be appealing to patients, especially those concerned with the stigma of conventional mental health treatment, or with the narrow focus on decreasing symptoms (instead of a broader focus on living to one's full potential) that defines much of conventional mental health treatment. Yoga classes are widely available and relatively inexpensive compared to other depression treatments. Yoga can be practiced at home with the aid of video recordings or books. We propose to examine the acceptability and feasibility of online yoga practice for individuals with depression, mania, or hypomania.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Online Yoga for Individuals With Mood Disorders
Study Start Date : November 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2018

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Mood Disorders

Arm Intervention/treatment
Yoga class
A 30 minute online Hatha yoga video intervention will be administered to participants.Participants will only participate in one yoga class and complete follow-up questionnaires.
Other: Hatha yoga
Participants will be shown a 30 minute video of a yoga class that they will be invited to follow along with.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Positive and Negative Affect Scale [ Time Frame: Initial visit ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Feasibility/Acceptability Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Initial visit ]
  2. Modified Course Experience Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Initial visit ]
  3. Adverse Event Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Initial visit ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Fluent in English
  • Over age 18
  • Self-report of having experienced depression, mania, or hypomania in their lifetime

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any contraindication to exercise (e.g., pregnant, physical injuries or any other reason prohibiting exercise).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02610725

Contact: Steven Dufour, BA 617-643-6194

United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Brown University
Principal Investigator: Louisa G Sylvia, Ph.D. Massachusetts General Hospital

Responsible Party: Louisa Grandin Sylvia, Director of Psychology, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT02610725     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2015P001362
First Posted: November 20, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 3, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bipolar Disorder
Mood Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Mental Disorders