Mind-Body Exercise for COPD: A Pilot Study

This study has been completed.
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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First received: November 3, 2009
Last updated: January 6, 2017
Last verified: January 2017

November 3, 2009
January 6, 2017
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Study feasibility
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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01007903 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Quality of life
  • Exercise capacity
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Mind-Body Exercise for COPD: A Pilot Study
Tai Chi Exercise in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
This is a pilot randomized controlled trial of feasibility and preliminary effects of a 12 week tai chi intervention vs. usual care in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Behavioral: Tai Chi exercise
12-week tai chi exercise class
  • No Intervention: Usual Care
  • Experimental: Tai Chi
    Intervention: Behavioral: Tai Chi exercise
Yeh GY, Roberts DH, Wayne PM, Davis RB, Quilty MT, Phillips RS. Tai chi exercise for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a pilot study. Respir Care. 2010 Nov;55(11):1475-82.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • physician diagnosis of COPD
  • FEV1<65% of predicted and FEV1/FVC<0.70
  • ≥45 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • COPD exacerbation requiring ER visit or hospitalization within past month
  • planned major pulmonary intervention in coming 3 months
  • severe peripheral vascular disease/claudication or other physical condition precluding walk test
  • inability to perform bicycle ergometry
  • severe cognitive dysfunction (MMSE ≤ 24)
  • inability to speak English
  • current participation in a pulmonary rehabilitation or regular practice of tai chi
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
45 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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Russell Phillips, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
January 2017

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