Expired Study
This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. If you would like to find active studies please search for clinical trials.

Los Angeles, California 90095


This study seeks to determine whether a specially designed Hatha Yoga program can reduce hyperkyphosis in men and women who are at least 60 years of age and who have excessive thoracic kyphosis.


Inclusion Criteria: - age 60 years or greater - willingness to accept randomization - adult-onset hyperkyphosis (noticed after age 50) - measured Debrunner kyphometer angle >40 degrees Exclusion Criteria: active angina; uncontrolled hypertension (SBP greater than 160 or DBP greater than 90); high resting pulse or respiratory rate (HR >90 or RR>24 after 5 minutes seated); current unstable asthma or exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; cervical spine instability; unstable knee or shoulder joints; hemiparesis or paraparesis; use of assistive walking device or wheelchair; unable to hear or see adequately for participation in Yoga classes; unable to comprehend and follow directions (in English); unable to attend in-person classes; likely to move within the year after screening; has not had check-up by health care provider within 12 months (if not taking any prescription medications) or in the past 6 months (if any regular medicines taken) and is not willing to do so prior to enrollment; cannot pass physical safety tests. Physical safety was assessed as the ability to stably execute each of the following movements without human assistance: transition from standing to recumbent on the floor and get up from the floor to standing; lift both arms to shoulder level without losing balance; stand with feet side-by-side for 30 seconds; and stand with feet hip-width apart for 60 seconds.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Gail A Greendale, MD
University of California, Los Angeles

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Los Angeles, California 90095
United States

There is no listed contact information for this specific location.

Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

Modifications to this listing: Only selected fields are shown, please use the link below to view all information about this clinical trial.

Click to view Full Listing

This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. The form below is not enabled.