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Effect of Yoga Vs. Stretching on Chronic Back Pain (YES)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00447668
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 15, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 13, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kaiser Permanente

Brief Summary:
This study will compare the effectiveness of yoga classes, exercise classes, and a self-care book in the management of pain and function for people with low back pain.It will also for physical, psychological and physiological factors associated with improvement in back pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain Behavioral: Yoga Behavioral: Exercise Behavioral: Self-care book recommendations Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 210 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Yoga Vs. Stretching on Chronic Back Pain
Study Start Date : March 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2011

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Back Pain

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Behavioral: Yoga
Yoga for back pain

Active Comparator: 2
Exercise
Behavioral: Exercise
exercises for back pain

Active Comparator: 3
Self-care book recommendations
Behavioral: Self-care book recommendations
Self-care book for back pain




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Back-related function [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. Pain [ Time Frame: 6 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Group Health Cooperative enrollee
  • Uncomplicated low back pain
  • At least moderate pain levels

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Sciatica persisting 3 or more months after physician visit
  • History of cancer (other than nonmelanoma skin cancer)
  • Severe disk problems
  • Unstable medical conditions
  • Back surgery within past 3 years
  • Physically unable to do the yoga or exercise classes and homework
  • Unable to attend classes
  • Currently doing yoga
  • Taken yoga or exercise class for back pain within past year
  • Currently in litigation for back pain
  • Seeking other treatment for back pain

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00447668


Locations
United States, Washington
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98101
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaiser Permanente
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Karen J. Sherman, PhD Kaiser Permanente

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Kaiser Permanente
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00447668     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: U01AT003208 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
U01AT003208 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: March 15, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 13, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017

Keywords provided by Kaiser Permanente:
Chronic Low Back Pain
Yoga

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms