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Mind-Body Exercise for COPD: A Pilot Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01007903
First Posted: November 5, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2017
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Collaborator:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gloria Y. Yeh, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  Purpose
This is a pilot randomized controlled trial of feasibility and preliminary effects of a 12 week tai chi intervention vs. usual care in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Condition Intervention Phase
COPD Behavioral: Tai Chi exercise Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Tai Chi Exercise in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Further study details as provided by Gloria Y. Yeh, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Study feasibility

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life
  • Exercise capacity

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Usual Care
Experimental: Tai Chi Behavioral: Tai Chi exercise
12-week tai chi exercise class

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • physician diagnosis of COPD
  • FEV1<65% of predicted and FEV1/FVC<0.70
  • ≥45 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • COPD exacerbation requiring ER visit or hospitalization within past month
  • planned major pulmonary intervention in coming 3 months
  • severe peripheral vascular disease/claudication or other physical condition precluding walk test
  • inability to perform bicycle ergometry
  • severe cognitive dysfunction (MMSE ≤ 24)
  • inability to speak English
  • current participation in a pulmonary rehabilitation or regular practice of tai chi
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01007903


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH Harvard Medical School
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Gloria Y. Yeh, Associate Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01007903     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007P000065
First Submitted: November 3, 2009
First Posted: November 5, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017