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The Therapeutics Effects of Yoga in Individuals With Parkinson's Disease

2014-08-27 03:45:16 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To determine if yoga is beneficial in improving physical function quality of life and medical status in people with Parkinson's disease

Description

This pilot study is a randomized controlled study of 20-30 individuals with Parkinson's disease will have a control group with no training and a research group with yoga training. The control group will have the opportunity to attend yoga training of the same intensity after the study is completed. The effects of yoga will not be on the control group. Data on physical function will be derived from assessments including strength, balance, flexibility, ROM. gait, posture and functional analysis performed in the Georgia Holland Cardiopulmonary and Neuromuscular Research Lab. Questionnaires related to quality of life, depression and falls will determine psychological impact or yoga training. Vital signs, pulmonary function tests and blood draws will be done in the General Clinical research Center (GCRC) and protein analysis will be done in the diabetes research lab.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind

Conditions

Parkinson's Disease

Intervention

Yoga Training

Location

University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City
Kansas
United States
66160

Status

Completed

Source

University of Kansas

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:45:16-0400

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