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Effects of Breathing Training on Psychosocial Functioning and Heart Rate Variability in Postmenopausal Women With Depressive Symptoms

2014-07-23 21:11:12 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The specific aims of this study are:

1. To develop a breathing training protocol specifically designed to improve HRV and psychosocial functioning for postmenopausal women with depressive symptoms,

2. To examine the immediate effects of an 8-week breathing training program on HRV and psychosocial end points in postmenopausal women with depressive symptoms,

3. To examine the intermediate-term effects of an 8-week breathing training program on HRV and psychosocial end points in postmenopausal women with depressive symptoms, and

4. To determine whether the change in depressive symptoms with breathing training in postmenopausal women is associated with the change in HRV.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Postmenopause

Intervention

Breathing training, Stress management

Location

Taipei Medical University
Taipei
Xinyi Dist.
Taiwan
110

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

National Science Council, Taiwan

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:12-0400

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