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Los Angeles, California 90095


Purpose:

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.


Criteria:

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.


NCT ID:

NCT00781729


Primary Contact:

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


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Los Angeles, California 90095
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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