Impact of a Course on Stress Reduction (YOGA)

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Unable to keep patients attending yoga sessions)
First Posted : May 15, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 7, 2010
Information provided by:
McMaster University

Brief Summary:
This project seeks to measure the effectiveness of a course in self-management strategies (including yoga, mindfulness, and breathing exercises). The course will be provided by a certified yoga instructor to patients being followed at the Pain Management Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Pain Behavioral: YOGA Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The Pain Management Centre at Hamilton Health Sciences is organizing a course in stress reduction techniques for patients with chronic pain. The Pain Centre has arranged for a local certified yoga instructor to lead a 6-week course that she has developed for our specific patient population. The course will include self-management strategies for pain control, such as breathing exercises, yoga poses, and mindfulness meditation. Standardized questionnaires and a semi-structured interview to record baseline and post-course outcomes. The study will involve the following questionnaires/surveys/interviews: 1) Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, 2) Perceived Stress Scale, 3) Burckhardt Quality of Life Scale, 4) Visual Analog Score, and 5) written questions concerning patient demographics, the patient's chronic pain condition, and their satisfaction with the course. The participants would be asked to fill out questionnaires at three different times: 1) baseline data collected within two weeks of starting course, 2) short-term outcome data within two weeks of completing course, and 3) long-term outcome data four to six months after the course.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 5 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The Impact of a Course on Stress Reduction Techniques on Satisfaction, Stress, Performance, and Quality of Life in Patients With Chronic Pain
Study Start Date : February 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Chronic Pain
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: YOGA patients
Patients assessed for chronic pain at our Pain Management Centre
Behavioral: YOGA
Patients with chronic pain will undergo a six week course of YOGA

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Performance and Satisfaction using Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain relief using VAS and pain scores [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients have a history of moderate to severe chronic pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non-English speaking patients

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00902863

Canada, Ontario
Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3Z5
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
Principal Investigator: Lori Olivieri, M.D. Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation

Responsible Party: Dr. Lori Olivieri, Hamilton Health Sciences Identifier: NCT00902863     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-070
First Posted: May 15, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 7, 2010
Last Verified: May 2009

Keywords provided by McMaster University:
chronic pain
quality of life

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