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Behavioral Intervention

Tai Chi for Osteoarthritis

Led By Chenchen Wang, MD, MSc
Research Sponsored by Tufts Medical Center
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Baseline (Month 0) WOMAC pain subscale score ≥ 40
Fulfills the American College of Rheumatology Criteria for symptomatic OA
Must not have
Be younger than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Upfrom week 0, to week 12, or to week 24
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This triallooks at how exercise and education can affect gut microbiota in people with osteoarthritis, as a first step towards larger trials.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~from week 0, to week 12, or to week 24
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and from week 0, to week 12, or to week 24 for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Gut microbiota
Secondary outcome measures
Change in Body mass index
Change in Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
Change in Medical Outcome 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Active Control
Placebo Group
Group I: Tai ChiActive Control1 Intervention
12 weeks of Tai Chi classes
Group II: Wellnes EducationPlacebo Group1 Intervention
12 weeks of Wellness Education classes

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Tufts Medical CenterLead Sponsor
249 Previous Clinical Trials
253,206 Total Patients Enrolled
8 Trials studying Osteoarthritis
690 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis
Chenchen Wang, MD, MScPrincipal InvestigatorTufts Medical Center
5 Previous Clinical Trials
589 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Osteoarthritis
244 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis

Media Library

Tai Chi (Behavioral Intervention) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05186714 — N/A
Osteoarthritis Research Study Groups: Wellnes Education, Tai Chi
Osteoarthritis Clinical Trial 2023: Tai Chi Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05186714 — N/A
Tai Chi (Behavioral Intervention) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05186714 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Is there still the potential to join this experiment?

"Evidenced by clinicaltrials.gov, this trial is no longer seeking candidates and has not been since it was last updated on November 14th 2022. Though the study isn't actively recruiting, 613 other medical experiments are currently looking for volunteers."

Answered by AI

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Did not meet criteria
What site did they apply to?
Tufts Medical Center, Rheumatology
How many prior treatments have patients received?

Why did patients apply to this trial?

To understand more of my ailments.
PatientReceived 2+ prior treatments
~16 spots leftby Jun 2024