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The Therapeutics Effects of Yoga in Individuals With Parkinson's Disease

This study has been completed.
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University of Kansas Medical Center Identifier:
First received: April 6, 2006
Last updated: August 17, 2007
Last verified: August 2007

April 6, 2006
August 17, 2007
February 2006
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Pulmonary function test, serum protein levels BP, HR, RR, strength testing using microFET, flexibility and range of motion testing using goniometer, balance/posture gait optitrk system, Berg balance scale
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00312559 on Archive Site
  • Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale
  • Hoehn & Yahr Classification Scale
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The Therapeutics Effects of Yoga in Individuals With Parkinson's Disease
The Therapeutic Effects of Yoga in Individuals With Parkinson's Disease
To determine if yoga is beneficial in improving physical function quality of life and medical status in people with Parkinson's disease
This pilot study is a randomized controlled study of 20-30 individuals with Parkinson's disease will have a control group with no training and a research group with yoga training. The control group will have the opportunity to attend yoga training of the same intensity after the study is completed. The effects of yoga will not be on the control group. Data on physical function will be derived from assessments including strength, balance, flexibility, ROM. gait, posture and functional analysis performed in the Georgia Holland Cardiopulmonary and Neuromuscular Research Lab. Questionnaires related to quality of life, depression and falls will determine psychological impact or yoga training. Vital signs, pulmonary function tests and blood draws will be done in the General Clinical research Center (GCRC) and protein analysis will be done in the diabetes research lab.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Parkinson's Disease
Behavioral: Yoga Training
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
March 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Stage 1-3 Hoehn & Yahr

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Decline in immune function
  • 6 month joint surgery
  • spinal fusions
  • decline in mental status measured by Folstein Mini Mental Status Exam
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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University of Kansas
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Principal Investigator: Yvonne Searls, PT, PhD University of Kansas Medical Center
University of Kansas Medical Center
August 2007

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