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Tai Chi for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

N/A
Waitlist Available
Led By Kyle Staller, MD, MPH
Research Sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be older than 18 years old
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up change from baseline to final visit. through study completion, up to 18 weeks
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Summary

This trial will test whether Tai Chi can help relieve symptoms of IBS-C.

Eligible Conditions
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~change from baseline to final visit. through study completion, up to 18 weeks
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and change from baseline to final visit. through study completion, up to 18 weeks for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
IBS Symptom Severity Score at 12 Weeks
Secondary outcome measures
Abdominal Discomfort Scale Score at 12 Weeks
Bloating Scale Score at 12 Weeks
Constipation Severity Scale Score at 12 Weeks
+8 more

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Tai Chi TreatmentExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
All patients in the trial will receive 1-hour Tai Chi lessons once per week for a total of 8 weeks.
Treatment
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Tai Chi
2014
Completed Phase 2
~1660

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Massachusetts General HospitalLead Sponsor
2,955 Previous Clinical Trials
13,212,647 Total Patients Enrolled
5 Trials studying Irritable Bowel Syndrome
157 Patients Enrolled for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Kyle Staller, MD, MPHPrincipal InvestigatorMassachusetts General Hospital
2 Previous Clinical Trials
105 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Irritable Bowel Syndrome
52 Patients Enrolled for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
~6 spots leftby Jul 2025