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Yoga for Pain and Opioid Dependence (Yoga)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01590251
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 2, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2015
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Yale University

April 30, 2012
May 2, 2012
September 25, 2015
April 2012
November 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Pain reduction [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Pain reduction will be measured by patient self-report using standard pain rating scales.
  • Reduce illicit opioid use [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Reduced illicit opioid use will be measured by patient self-report and urinalysis testing.
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Yoga for Pain and Opioid Dependence
Yoga for Pain and Opioid Dependence
This study is designed to develop an effective adjunctive treatment using yoga for chronic pain and opioid dependence.

This study aims to develop an adjunctive novel treatment intervention using yoga in opioid agonist maintained patients to effectively treat the co-occurring disorders of non-malignant chronic pain and opioid dependence (POD).

Specific Aims:

1) To conduct a pre-pilot phase with 8 patients with POD receiving opioid agonist maintenance treatment.

Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Chronic Pain
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Other: Yoga
    Two yoga sessions per week for 8 weeks (one yoga session is instructional, the other is a practice session.
  • Behavioral: Educational Counseling
    One didactic session per week of approximately 50 minutes that provides information about chronic pain and substance abuse disorders.
  • Experimental: Yoga
    Gentle yoga for chronic pain and opioid dependence
    Intervention: Other: Yoga
  • Active Comparator: Educational Counseling
    Educational counseling is a didactic, lecture-discussion format to supplement the information and advice provided in opioid agonist maintenance treatment.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Educational Counseling
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November 2014
November 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Prescription opioid addiction or heroin addiction
  • Moderate to severe chronic pain,
  • Understands English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current suicide or homicide risk
  • Life threatening or unstable medical condition
  • Medical or psychiatric condition that is judged to be of clinical concern by the PI or admitting clinician
  • Pregnancy
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
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United States
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Yale University
Yale University
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Principal Investigator: Declan T Barry, Ph.D. Yale University
Yale University
September 2015

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