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Yoga Exercise for Improving Balance in Patients With Subacute &Chronic Stroke

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01806922
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 7, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 11, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

March 6, 2013
March 7, 2013
February 11, 2014
March 2013
February 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Berg Balance Scale [ Time Frame: within 7 days after finish yoga therapy course ]
Same as current
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Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire [ Time Frame: within 7 days after finish yoga therapy course ]
Same as current
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Yoga Exercise for Improving Balance in Patients With Subacute &Chronic Stroke
Yoga Exercise for Improving Balance in Patients With Subacute &Chronic Stroke : A Pilot Study
Hypothesis: This study investigated the hypothesis that subacute and chronic stroke patients who received a combination of yoga and traditional physiotherapy were getting more improvement in standing balance than traditional physiotherapy. And we also hypothesis yoga can improve post-stroke depression symtom.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Depression
  • Stroke
Behavioral: Yoga
  • Experimental: Yoga training, Tradiational physiotherapy
    Experimental Group(20 people) receive tradiational physiotherapy(4 times in a week, every time 1 hour), and 8-weeks yoga training(2 time in a week, every time 1 hour)
    Intervention: Behavioral: Yoga
  • No Intervention: Tradiational physiotherapy
    Control Group(20 people)only receive tradiational rehabiliation( 4 times in a week, every time 1 hour ) for 8 weeks.
1.Tyson SF, Hanley M, Chillala J, Selley A, Tallis RC. Balance disability after stroke. Phys Ther. 2006;86:30. 2.Jorgensen L, Engstad T, Jacobsen BK. Higher incidence of falls in long-term stroke survivors than in population controls: Depressive symptoms predict falls after stroke. Stroke. 2002;33:542-547 3.Balance retraining after stroke using force platform biofeedback. Phys Ther. 1997 ; 77;553-58. 4.A yoga-based exercise program for people with chronic poststroke hemiparesis. Bastille JV, Gill-Body KM. Phys Ther. 2004 Jan;84(1):33-48. 5.Poststroke balance improves with yoga: a pilot study.Schmid AA, Van Puymbroeck M, Altenburger PA, Schalk NL, Dierks TA, Miller KK, Damush TM, Bravata DM, Williams LS. Stroke. 2012 Sep;43(9):2402-7. Epub 2012 Jul 26. 6.Chan W, Immink MA, Hillier S. Yoga and exercise for symptoms of depression and anxiety in people with poststroke disability: a randomized, controlled pilot trial. Altern Ther Health Med. 2012 May-Jun;18(3):34-43.

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February 2014
February 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. The time of stroke onset is more than 91 days.
  2. Able to stand for more than 1 minutes.
  3. Between the ages of 30 and 80.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Now receive others palliative therapy.
  2. Significant psychotic disease.
  3. Obvious language disorder.
  4. Medical contraindication(clincans evaluate cannot included).
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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National Taiwan University Hospital
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Yen-Ting Lai National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin-Chu Branch
National Taiwan University Hospital
February 2014

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