Iyengar Yoga for Prolonged Grief Disorder

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, WI
Prolonged Grief Disorder+1 More
Iyengar Yoga - Other
All Sexes
Eligible conditions

Study Summary

Iyengar Yoga for Prolonged Grief Disorder

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Eligible Conditions

  • Prolonged Grief Disorder

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

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Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Iyengar Yoga will improve 1 primary outcome and 2 secondary outcomes in patients with Prolonged Grief Disorder. Measurement will happen over the course of 10 weeks.

10 weeks
Change in circulating endocannabinoid concentrations
Change in neural activity measured using Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
Inventory of Complicated Grief (ICG) scale score change

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

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Trial Design

3 Treatment Groups

Healthy Comparison Group
1 of 3
Socialization Control
1 of 3
Iyengar Yoga
1 of 3
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 66 total participants across 3 different treatment groups

This trial involves 3 different treatments. Iyengar Yoga is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Iyengar Yoga
Participants will engage in 10 weekly IY classes
Healthy Comparison GroupA group of participants will also be followed for 10 weeks
Socialization Control
Participants will engage in 10 weekly socialization control group sessions

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 10 weeks
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 10 weeks for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
J. G.
Prof. Joseph Goveas, Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin

Closest Location

Medical College of Wisconsin - Wauwatosa, WI

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 5 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Adequate visual and auditory acuity
old Any person aged 50 to 90 years old, male or female. show original
Bereavement >12 months
The person has scores higher than 25 on the Inventory of Complicated Grief, which suggests that they are experiencing complicated grief. show original
Presence of PGD

Patient Q&A Section

What is the primary cause of disease?

"The primary cause of PSC remains unknown but genetics and autoimmune activation play a role. The relationship of PSC with other auto-immune diseases may also be important." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Has iyengar yoga proven to be more effective than a placebo?

"This prospective pilot study demonstrated that ishvajiraja yoga has beneficial effects on key parameters of quality of life in a group of elderly people with knee osteoarthritis. More research into the long-term effects of this treatment is needed to determine whether the benefits will continue." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes disease?

"The'selfish gene' theory, which assumes a genetic basis for all human diseases, is not correct. Many disease processes have a strong genetic component. Aspects other than just genetics can be important in how diseases develop and can influence their outcome, and this work outlines how a number of other, additional biological processes contribute to disease." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is disease?

"The term 'disease' should be defined for this article as, first, a clinical term for a set of symptoms that a health-care professional might recognise as being associated with physiological or biochemical change. Second, a social term, for an illness that is associated or marked by distress, but is not necessarily life threatening. The concepts of disease and diagnosis in medicine involve more than physical manifestations on the body and can often be confusing. For example, a lump on a neck nodule (such as a papilloma) which could also be a benign condition. However, with symptoms such as chronic cough there is more likelihood of having a lung cancer than a papilloma, due to the associated symptoms including chronic coughing." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for disease?

"There are many different treatments for disease. The most used treatments are for respiratory problems including the use of supplemental oxygen, cough medications, and bronchodilators. There are many other treatments, including oral medications like anticonvulsant and corticosteroid tablets and ointments, antipsoriasis creams, and topical ointments on the skin. \nThe most common treatments for arthritis are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other treatments for arthritis include joint injections, steroids, physical therapy, and acupuncture.\n\nIn 2013, nearly 2.7 million patients had arthritis (a total of 5.2 million people) in the U.S." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can disease be cured?

"While health professionals will always have feelings that a specific disease can be cured, this must be balanced against current evidence. While the evidence currently suggests that most diseases cannot be cured, it is clear that a few rare diseases may be. Those that are most treatable and/or can make a life-changer impact for the patient, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, are the potential cures of which we must take advantage, whilst accepting that some patients may well never get cured, and that other patients will never experience a cure as they have no mutations or other genetic defects. There are many patients who live a normal life with minimal symptoms and who find the limitations of their disease to be more manageable than the benefits of receiving a cure." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get disease a year in the United States?

"The data in this study reveal a high rate of DM relative to the general population. Although the absolute number of new cases of DM is low, the high frequency of this chronic disease makes this a serious problem for the entire population." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of disease?

"The signs of disease are the same as in a health population, but can present differently. Therefore, signs of disease tend to be very similar to those in health. They are mostly nonspecific signs such as fatigue, weight loss, or itchiness. Clinicians have traditionally focused on the nonspecific signs in clinical settings, but research evidence now indicates that careful attention to the signs of disease can improve health outcomes in patients." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the common side effects of iyengar yoga?

"Yoga practitioners report common side effects, which are probably similar in frequency to the side effects reported in the Western general population for whom iyengar yoga is intended to be a therapeutic lifestyle intervention. Many of the side effects reported in the Western general population have the same or equivalent underlying pathophysiological basis in people taking iyengar yoga." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does disease run in families?

"Data from a recent study was based on a low-quality case control study design. The genetic determinants of Type 2 diabetes are yet to be elucidated, and no clear genetic determinants of Type 2 diabetes have been demonstrated." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is iyengar yoga safe for people?

"In the short term, people who practise Yoga have no worsening effect on the QOL, fatigue, depression or anxiety, while they show a slight improvement in QOL and fatigue. The duration is, however, too short to determine long-term changes. The long-term effects of iyengar yoga on QOL, fatigue, pain or depression require a future study." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the latest research for disease?

"This article [does more than just describe] the latest research from [http://www.fbcrc.org/faqs/faqsresearch.php Faqsresearch.com] on the topics discussed. In addition, this article offers [a number of links for further reading] to other relevant websites." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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