LoveYourBrain Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis

2019-02-07 18:37:16 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of the study is to assess the feasibility of a 6-week yoga and meditation intervention for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study will evaluate the impact of the program on fatigue, anxiety, depression, positive affect, and other measures. A sub-study will collect brain images using MRI on 2 subjects before and after the intervention to identify potential biological markers of MS related-fatigue.


This study will recruit 20 subjects with multiple sclerosis (MS) to participate in a 6-week yoga/meditation program. Subjects will be randomly assigned to one of two groups. The first group will complete the yoga/meditation classes, followed by a waiting period. The second group will go through a waiting period, followed by yoga/meditation classes. Two subjects assigned to classes during the first session will be selected to participate in an MRI sub-study to look for biomarkers of MS-associated fatigue. All subjects will complete quesitonnaires and assessments during 3 clinic visits - at baseline, in between the class sessions, and at the end of the study. Questionnaires will also be mailed to subjects 6 weeks after the last study visit.

Study Design


Multiple Sclerosis




Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
New Hampshire
United States


Not yet recruiting


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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