Yoga for Family Caregivers of Alzheimers Disease Patient
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02563483|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 30, 2015
Last Update Posted : September 30, 2015
Federal University of São Paulo
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
JGalduroz, Federal University of São Paulo
This study evaluates the effects of the practice of yoga in combination with compassion meditation on the quality of life, attention, vitality and self-compassion of family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stress Anxiety Compassion||Behavioral: yoga and compassion meditation program||Not Applicable|
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that involves the loss of reasoning, memory, language and the ability to live independently. Thus, patients who suffer from this disease often require care from another person and must adapt to ensure their health, functional capacity and safety. Caregivers have a poor quality of life due to the physical and psychological burden of caregiving. Such physical, psychological, social and financial burden can increase the risk of death. Within this scenario, techniques such as yoga and meditation have emerged as low-cost interventions that offer little or no risk to the practitioners. Yoga seeks to develop health and attention through physical postures, breathing exercises and formal meditative practices.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||46 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Yoga and Compassion Meditation Program Improve Quality of Life and Self-compassion in Family Caregivers of Alzheimer's Disease Patients: a Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||September 2007|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2008|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2009|
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Experimental: Yoga and compassion meditation program
The duration of this group was 8 weeks. The program included sessions 3 times per week, with each session lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes. The volunteers performed yoga classes composed of "asana" (poses), "pranayama" (breathing exercise) and meditation.
Behavioral: yoga and compassion meditation program
25 min of physical exercise, holding each pose (stretching exercise) for an average of 1 min and 30 s; 25 min of breathing exercises and 25 min of meditation.
No Intervention: control
this group was a non treatment group.
Primary Outcome Measures :
- change in cortisol [ Time Frame: baseline, 8 weeks ]Saliva samples were collected for analysis of cortisol
Secondary Outcome Measures :
- change in stress [ Time Frame: baseline, 8 weeks ]Lipp Stress Inventory
- change in depression [ Time Frame: baseline, 8 weeks ]Beck Depression Inventory
- change in anxiety [ Time Frame: baseline, 8 weeks ]Beck Anxiety Inventory
- change in quality of life [ Time Frame: baseline, 8 weeks ]WHOQOL-bref (World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire with 26 questions)
- change in vitality [ Time Frame: baseline, 8 weeks ]Subjective Vitality Scales
- change in attention [ Time Frame: baseline, 8 weeks ]Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale
- change in self-compassion [ Time Frame: baseline, 8 weeks ]Self-Compassion Scale
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