Evaluating Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00056212|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 10, 2003
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2006
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Low Back Pain||Behavioral: Yoga Behavioral: Exercise||Not Applicable|
Back problems are among the most prevalent conditions affecting adults and are a leading reason for using complementary or alternative medical (CAM) therapies. Despite the common use of CAM therapies for back pain, little is known about how they compare with conventional treatments. This study will lay the groundwork for a full-scale trial that compares yoga with conventional exercise and usual care for chronic low back pain.
This study will randomize 30 people with chronic low back pain to each of the following groups: yoga, a conventional therapeutic exercise program, and usual care. There will be 12 weeks of weekly treatment and follow-up assessments via phone at 6, 12, and 26 weeks to measure each treatment's impact on symptoms, function, quality of life, and utilization and costs of back pain related care.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Evaluating Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain|
|Study Start Date :||July 2002|
|Study Completion Date :||October 2004|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00056212
|United States, Washington|
|Group Health Cooperative|
|Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Principal Investigator:||Karen J. Sherman, Ph.D.||Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative|