Qigong for Spinal Cord Injury

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Spinal Cord InjuryQigong - Behavioral
18 - 75
All Sexes

Study Summary

This trial will test whether qigong, a mind and body approach that incorporates gentle body movements, paired with a focus on breathing and body awareness to promote health and wellness, can reduce SCI-related neuropathic pain.

Eligible Conditions
  • Spinal Cord Injury

Treatment Effectiveness

Phase-Based Effectiveness

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 7 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 24 weeks

24 weeks
Change in Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS)
Change in The Moorong Self-Efficacy Scale (MSES)
Change in The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)
Change in The Revised Body Awareness Rating Questionnaire (BARQ)
Change in The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK)
Change in the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (PACES)
Change in the Sydney Psychosocial Reintegration Scale (SPRS)

Trial Safety

Phase-Based Safety

1 of 3

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Observation First
1 of 2
Qigong First
1 of 2

Experimental Treatment

64 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Qigong · No Placebo Group · N/A

Observation First
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Qigong · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Qigong First
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Qigong · Intervention Types: Behavioral
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Completed Phase 3

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 24 weeks

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of MinnesotaLead Sponsor
1,299 Previous Clinical Trials
1,496,326 Total Patients Enrolled
Ann Van de Winckel, PhD, MSPT, PTPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Minnesota
1 Previous Clinical Trials
16 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 75 · All Participants · 2 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have had a spinal cord injury for at least 3 months.
You have paralysis below the T1 vertebrae or below the C4 vertebrae, and your condition is stable.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
How old are they?
18 - 65100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria100.0%

How responsive is this trial?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the extent of participant involvement in this experiment?

"Correct. Information hosted on clinicaltrials.gov suggests that this medical investigation, which was initially advertised on July 1st 2021, is actively enrolling people in its experiment. Approximately 64 subjects need to be recruited from a single site." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Are there any available openings for participants in this research?

"Affirmative. According to clinicaltrials.gov, this trial is presently looking for participants with the first posting date on July 1st 2021 and most recent edit on August 30th 2022. This medical experiment requires 64 people from a single site to join in its research efforts." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What demographic of individuals is eligible to participate in this clinical investigation?

"This trial is recruiting for 64 individuals who have sustained a spinal cord injury and are between the ages of 18-75. Most importantly, participants must report an intensity of greater than 3 on the numeric pain rating scale in relation to their SCI-related neuropathic pain." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Does this medical experiment welcome geriatric participants?

"The age range for those wishing to join this trial is 18-75. For younger and older participants, there are 145 clinical trials available targeting minors and 863 studies accommodating seniors respectively." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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