Breathing Techniques and Meditation for Health Care Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04482647|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 22, 2020
Last Update Posted : March 29, 2021
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|COVID-19 Infection||Other: Media Intervention Procedure: Meditation Therapy Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment Other: Questionnaire Administration Procedure: Yoga||Phase 1|
I. To demonstrate the feasibility of a short pranayama or breathing techniques and meditation during Covid-19 pandemic.
I. To determine the adherence to the practice assessed as at least 50% of participants implement the intervention for 3 or more times in a week by the end of week 1/day 7 (+ 3 days).
II. To determine the change in resilience, perceived stress and psychological impact from day 0 today 28 as measured by the Brief Resilient Coping Scale (BRCS), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS4), and COVID-19 Stress among health care workers questionnaire.
III. To determine the changes in breath holding time measured weekly for 4 weeks.
IV. To determine the differences in breath holding time between those who are adherent and those who are not adherent to the practice.
Patients view an instructional video on breathing techniques and meditation. Patients then perform breathing techniques over 3 minutes and meditation over 2 minutes twice daily (BID) for 28 days.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Breathing Techniques and Meditation for Health Care Workers During COVID-19|
|Actual Study Start Date :||June 17, 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||July 1, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||July 1, 2021|
Experimental: Supportive Care (video, breathing techniques, meditation)
Patients view an instructional video on breathing techniques and meditation. Patients then perform breathing techniques over 3 minutes and meditation over 2 minutes BID for 28 days.
Other: Media Intervention
View instructional video
Procedure: Meditation Therapy
Other Name: Meditation
Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment
Other Name: Quality of Life Assessment
Other: Questionnaire Administration
Perform breathing techniques
Other Name: Yoga Therapy
- Study recruitment [ Time Frame: Within 2 months ]Feasibility will be defined as recruitment of 50 participants to the study within 2 months.
- Acceptability of study [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]Defined as more than 50% of participants perceive the intervention as useful.
- Adherence to the practice [ Time Frame: Up to 28 days ]Will determine the adherence to the practice assessed as at least 50% of participants implement the intervention for 3 or more times in a week by the end of week 1/day 7 (+ 3 days).
- Change in resilience [ Time Frame: Day 0 to 28 ]Measured by the Brief Resilient Coping Scale among health care workers questionnaire.
- Perceive stress and psychological impact [ Time Frame: Day 0 to 28 ]Measured by the Perceived Stress Scale and COVID-19 Stress among health care workers questionnaire.
- Breath holding time [ Time Frame: Up to 28 days ]Will determine the differences in breath holding time between those who are adherent and those who are not adherent to the practice.
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): NCT04482647
|United States, Texas|
|M D Anderson Cancer Center||Recruiting|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Contact: Santhosshi Narayanan 346-228-6676 SNarayanan2@mdanderson.org|
|Principal Investigator: Santhosshi Narayanan|
|Principal Investigator:||Santhosshi Narayanan||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|