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Behavioural Intervention

Yoga for Resistance Training

Waitlist Available
Led By Joseph F Signorile, PhD
Research Sponsored by University of Miami
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
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Must have
able to provide informed consent.
diagnosed with mild to moderate PD [Hoehn and Yahr (H&Y) stage 1-3];
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 168 hours
Awards & highlights
No Placebo-Only Group

Study Summary

This trial will compare how two different types of exercise programs affect different aspects of mental and physical health.

Eligible Conditions
  • Resistance Training
  • Yoga

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

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


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~168 hours
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 168 hours for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Beck Depression Inventory
Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS)
Parkinson Anxiety Scale (PAS)
+1 more
Secondary outcome measures
Home Sleep Testing
Isokinetic Testing
+7 more

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Standard Hatha YogaExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
A yoga program adapted for those with PD will be used in the current study. It will be conducted over a 16-week period and consists of twice-weekly sessions lasting approximately one hour. The program will be based on principles of Hatha yoga which incorporate longer holds and deep breathing. Each session will include a warm-up, three yoga flows, a balance training section, and a cooldown phase. The first four weeks will emphasize proper alignment, breathing, and technique. Additionally, the classes will be led by a certified yoga instructor and include multiple on-site assistants to ensure a safe training environment. Participants will also be provided with assistive devices (i.e. chairs, yoga blocks, and blankets) if they are required.
Group II: Power Resisatnce TrainingExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
: A high-velocity resistance (power) will be conducted over a 16-week period and consists of twice-weekly sessions lasting approximately one hour. Each training session will begin with a brief warm-up. Each session will consist of three sets of 10 repetitions each with 1.5 to 2- to minute rest periods between sets. Participants will be instructed to control the concentric and eccentric velocity of each exercise, with each phase lasting approximately two to three seconds. Exercise order will be randomized during each session and upper and lower body exercises will be alternated whenever possible.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of MiamiLead Sponsor
890 Previous Clinical Trials
408,510 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Resistance Training
107 Patients Enrolled for Resistance Training
Joseph F Signorile, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Miami
5 Previous Clinical Trials
195 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Resistance Training
25 Patients Enrolled for Resistance Training

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Does the age criterion for eligibility include individuals above two decades of age?

"This trial is only open to applicants aged between 30 and 80. However, there are 28 trials available for minors, as well as 490 studies targeting elderly patients."

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Is enrollment underway for this clinical experiment?

"Affirmative. According to the clinicaltrials.gov portal, this research trial is currently in need of volunteers. The study was first uploaded on August 18th 2022 and has since been edited several times as recently as August 23rd 2022; 75 prospective subjects are required from a single medical site."

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What are the primary objectives of this medical investigation?

"The principal outcome of this clinical trial, which will be monitored over an approximate two-minute span, is the Parkinson's disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39). Additionally, we'll track Trail-making Test (TNT) to measure visuospatial abilities, working memory and task switching capabilities connected with executive function domains; Timed Up & Go (TUG), a standard assessment for evaluating fall risk and functional mobility; as well as Isokinetic Testing using Biodex 4 Dynamometers to gather peak torque results across 3 different leg extension sets at 90° , 180° , and 300° per second."

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Do I meet the qualifications to join this experiment?

"Desirable candidates for this trial should practice yoga, and be between the age of 30 and 80. Approximately 75 individuals could meet the criteria needed to enrol in this study."

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What is the approximate participant count for this research endeavor?

"Affirmative. According to clinicaltrials.gov, the search for participants is still in progress; this medical trial was initially posted on August 18th 2022 and recently edited on August 23rd 2022. 75 volunteers are being sought from 1 site of recruitment."

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~14 spots leftby Feb 2025