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Yoga and Qigong for Elderly Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain (YQ-LBP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01303588
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 21, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

February 24, 2011
February 25, 2011
January 21, 2013
May 2011
May 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Functional rating Index (FRI) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01303588 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Functional Rating Index [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Visual Analogue Scale [ Time Frame: 3, 6 months ]
  • FFb-HR [ Time Frame: 3, 6 months ]
  • Pain medication [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Falls [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Tinetti Test [ Time Frame: 3, 6 months ]
  • SF 36 [ Time Frame: 3, 6 months ]
  • Geriatric Depression Scale [ Time Frame: 3, 6 months ]
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Same as current
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Yoga and Qigong for Elderly Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain
Yoga and Qigong for Elderly Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain
The objective of this study is to evaluate whether yoga or qigong therapy is effective in treating low back pain in elderly patients compared to no therapy (waiting list control). The secondary aim is to compare yoga and qigong.
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Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Low Back Pain
  • Behavioral: Yoga
    24 group training sessions Yoga, 2 training sessions per week, 45 min duration , over 3 months
  • Behavioral: Qigong
    12 group training sessions Qigong, 1 training per week, 90 min duration , over 3 months
  • No Intervention: Waiting Group
  • Active Comparator: Qigong
    Intervention: Behavioral: Qigong
  • Active Comparator: Yoga
    Intervention: Behavioral: Yoga
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December 2012
May 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women ≥ 65 years of age
  • Chronic low back pain since 6 months at least
  • Functional Rating Index (FRI) ≥ 2 last 7 days
  • Informed consent form signed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Disc prolapse with acute neurological symptoms
  • Previous spinal operations
  • Severe organic or psychiatric disease conditions, not allowing to participate in the trial
  • Use of opioids
  • Drug- and alcohol-addiction
  • Participation in another clinical trial within the last 6 months
  • Participation in yoga or qigong training within the last 12 months
  • Planned physical therapy within study duration
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Claudia M. Witt, Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
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Charite University, Berlin, Germany
January 2013

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