The Effects of Yoga Training in Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04281238|
Recruitment Status : Suspended (Because of Covid-19)
First Posted : February 24, 2020
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2021
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Ankylosing Spondylitis Yoga||Other: Yoga group Other: Control group||Not Applicable|
Yoga is an ancient Indian practice, dating back several thousand years, with objective of uniting mind, body, and spirit. In Western cultures, Hatha yoga is most commonly practiced, and generally includes a set of physical poses(asanas), breathing techniques(pranayama) and deep relaxation(savasana).Yoga has been shown to increase mobility, reduce pain, and improve quality of life in many diseases. However, there is no study examining the effects of yoga training in AS patients.Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the effects of yoga training in AS patients.
60 AS patients aged 20-60 years will be randomly assigned to yoga or control group. Home exercises will be taught to both groups, and a brochure with home exercises will be given. The yoga group will participate in a yoga class 3 days a week, during 8 weeks. The control group will not participate in a yoga class, only will do home exercises. Assessments will be done at baseline and after 8 weeks.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||The Effects of Yoga Training in Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 26, 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||November 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2021|
Experimental: yoga group
Participants in this group will be given yoga training 3 days a week for 8 weeks. In addition, patients in this group will be taught home exercises and asked to do these exercises 5 days a week for 8 weeks.
Other: Yoga group
Yoga training 3 days a week for 8 weeks. In addition to this, home exercises 5 days a week for 8 weeks
Patients in this group will be taught home exercises and asked to do these exercises 5 days a week for 8 weeks.
Other: Control group
Home exercises 5 days a week for 8 weeks
- Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Spinal Metrology Index (BASMI) [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]Asses spinal mobility. The total score ranges from 0 to 10. Higher scores mean poor spinal mobility.
- Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) [ Time Frame: 2 minutes ]Assess disease activity. The total score ranges from 0 to 10. High scores mean an increase in disease activity.
- Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI) [ Time Frame: 3 minutes ]Assess functional capacity. This self-assessment instrument consists of eight specific questions regarding function in AS and two questions reflecting the patient's ability to cope with everyday life regarding function in AS and two questions reflecting the patient's ability to cope with everyday life.The BASFI score is calculated by dividing the sum of the scores from 10 questions by 10.
- Short Form-36 (SF-36) [ Time Frame: 6 minutes ]Assess quality of life
- Beck Depression Inventory [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]Assess depression
- Beck Anxiety Inventory [ Time Frame: 4 minutes ]Assess anxiety
- Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index [ Time Frame: 4 minutes ]Assess quality of sleep
- Balance Master system [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]Assess balance
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): NCT04281238
|Dokuz Eylül University|
|İzmir, Eyalet/Yerleşke, Turkey, 35320|