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Impact of a Course on Stress Reduction (YOGA)

This study has been terminated.
(Unable to keep patients attending yoga sessions)
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First received: May 12, 2009
Last updated: May 6, 2010
Last verified: May 2009

May 12, 2009
May 6, 2010
February 2009
March 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Performance and Satisfaction using Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Stress reduction in chronic pain patients which will positively impact their daily lives with an increase of level of function and an overall improvement in their quality of life. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00902863 on Archive Site
Pain relief using VAS and pain scores [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Pain relief [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
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Impact of a Course on Stress Reduction
The Impact of a Course on Stress Reduction Techniques on Satisfaction, Stress, Performance, and Quality of Life in Patients With Chronic Pain
This project seeks to measure the effectiveness of a course in self-management strategies (including yoga, mindfulness, and breathing exercises). The course will be provided by a certified yoga instructor to patients being followed at the Pain Management Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS).
The Pain Management Centre at Hamilton Health Sciences is organizing a course in stress reduction techniques for patients with chronic pain. The Pain Centre has arranged for a local certified yoga instructor to lead a 6-week course that she has developed for our specific patient population. The course will include self-management strategies for pain control, such as breathing exercises, yoga poses, and mindfulness meditation. Standardized questionnaires and a semi-structured interview to record baseline and post-course outcomes. The study will involve the following questionnaires/surveys/interviews: 1) Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, 2) Perceived Stress Scale, 3) Burckhardt Quality of Life Scale, 4) Visual Analog Score, and 5) written questions concerning patient demographics, the patient's chronic pain condition, and their satisfaction with the course. The participants would be asked to fill out questionnaires at three different times: 1) baseline data collected within two weeks of starting course, 2) short-term outcome data within two weeks of completing course, and 3) long-term outcome data four to six months after the course.
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Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Chronic Pain
Behavioral: YOGA
Patients with chronic pain will undergo a six week course of YOGA
Experimental: YOGA patients
Patients assessed for chronic pain at our Pain Management Centre
Intervention: Behavioral: YOGA
Mead K, Theadom A, Byron K, Dupont S. Pilot study of a 4-week Pain Coping Strategies (PCS) programme for the chronic pain patient. Disabil Rehabil. 2007 Feb 15;29(3):199-203.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
March 2010
March 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients have a history of moderate to severe chronic pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non-English speaking patients
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Dr. Lori Olivieri, Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
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Principal Investigator: Lori Olivieri, M.D. Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
McMaster University
May 2009

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