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Multidirectional Yoga for Cognition

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03799640
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 10, 2019
Last Update Posted : January 14, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joseph Signorile, University of Miami

Brief Summary:
Older individuals, 60-90, will be provided regular or cognitively based yoga training. They will then be evaluated using standard cognitive testing devices.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Standard Yoga Multi-directional Yoga Educational Control Other: Standard Yoga Other: Multi-directional Yoga Other: Educational Control Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Reductions in executive function are common with age. Along with these declines come reductions in simple functional patterns of daily living such as crossing a street, walking in a crowded area, or performing any functions that occurs in an open (changing) environment. This study will use a newly developed yoga program incorporating multi-directional movements, cognitive challenges and visuomotor disturbances to improve executive function and associated movements in persons over 60 years of age.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Comparison of Yoga Interventions
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Masking Description: Tests will not be performed by the investigators providing the interventions..
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multidirectional Yoga Training to Improve in Healthy Older Participants
Actual Study Start Date : December 5, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 30, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 30, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Standard Yoga
Yoga will be performed using linear forward and backward movements.
Other: Multi-directional Yoga
The multidirectional yoga training program will use both simple and complex movement sequences (asana or postures) that include a cognitive component. For example, participants will be taught a movement sequence that includes 16-20 yoga postures that increase in difficulty as the training progresses.

Other: Educational Control
Lectures on health and fitness

Experimental: Multi-directional Yoga
The multidirectional yoga training program will use both simple and complex movement sequences (asana or postures) that include a cognitive component. For example, participants will be taught a movement sequence that includes 16-20 yoga postures that increase in difficulty as the training progresses. .
Other: Standard Yoga
Yoga using standard poses and linear movements

Other: Educational Control
Lectures on health and fitness

Experimental: Educational Control
Lectures on Health and Wellness
Other: Standard Yoga
Yoga using standard poses and linear movements

Other: Multi-directional Yoga
The multidirectional yoga training program will use both simple and complex movement sequences (asana or postures) that include a cognitive component. For example, participants will be taught a movement sequence that includes 16-20 yoga postures that increase in difficulty as the training progresses.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. NIH Toolbox: Picture Sequence Memory Test [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    Measures episodic memory. Participants are asked to reproduce a sequence of pictures that is shown on the screen.

  2. NIH Toolbox Flanker test [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    Measures attention and inhibitory control. Participant focuses on a given stimulus while inhibiting attention to stimuli flanking it.

  3. NIH Toolbox List Sorting test [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    Measures working memory. Participant recalls and sequences different visually and orally presented stimuli.

  4. NIH Toolbox Pattern Comparison Processing Speed test [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    Measures speed of processing. Participants discern whether two side-by-side pictures are the same or not, with 85 seconds to respond to as many items as possible. Items are simple so as to purely measure processing speed.

  5. Walking Executive Function Tests [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]
    Walking and responding to visual cues presented on a 60 inch monitor.

  6. Timed up-and-go [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    Rising from a chair, circumventing a cone and returning to the chair.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 60-90 years of age
  • Capable of walking 50 feet with or without a walking aid-

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Regularly participating in yoga or other balance training program
  • Currently participating in another exercise study
  • Unable to commit to study duration
  • Uncontrolled neuromuscular or cardiovascular disease that prevents participation in an exercise study
  • Advised not to exercise by their physician

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03799640


Contacts
Contact: Nicholas Cherup, MS (269) 762-2750 npc34@miami.edu
Contact: Joseph Signorile 13052843105 jsignorile@miami.edu

Locations
United States, Florida
Max Orovitz Laboratories Recruiting
Coral Gables, Florida, United States, 33146-2416
Contact: Joseph F Signorile, PhD    305-284-3105    jsignorile@miami.edu   
Contact: Nicholas Cherup, MS    269-762-2750    npc34@miami.edu   
Laboratory of Neruomuscular Research and Active Aging Recruiting
Coral Gables, Florida, United States, 33147
Contact: Joseph F Signorile, PhD    305-284-3105    jsignorile@miami.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Miami
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joseph Signorile, PhD University of Miami

Responsible Party: Joseph Signorile, Professor, University of Miami
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03799640     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20180704
First Posted: January 10, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 14, 2019
Last Verified: January 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No