A pragmatic multi-centred randomised controlled trial of yoga for chronic low back pain: trial protocol
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
A pragmatic multi-centred randomised controlled trial of yoga for chronic low back pain
Abstract: 

A systematic review revealed three small randomised controlled trials of yoga for low back pain, all of which showed effects on back pain that favoured the yoga group. To build on these studies a larger trial, with longer term follow-up, and a number of different yoga teachers delivering the intervention is required. This study protocol describes the details of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Yoga for chronic Low Back Pain, which is funded by Arthritis Research Campaign (arc) and is being conducted by the University of York. 262 patients will be recruited from GP practices in 5 centres in England. Patients will be randomised to receive usual care or 12 weekly classes of yoga. A yoga programme will be devised that can be delivered by yoga teachers of the two main national yoga organisations in the UK (British Wheel of Yoga and Iyengar Yoga Association (UK)). TRIAL REGISTRATION: Current controlled trials registry ISRCTN81079604 (date registered 30/03/2007).

Author(s): 
Cox, Helen
Tilbrook, Helen
Aplin, John
Chuang, Ling-Hsiang
Hewitt, Catherine
Jayakody, Shalmini
Semlyen, Anna
Soares, Marta O.
Torgerson, David
Trewhela, Alison
Watt, Ian
Worthy, Gill
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Journal Abbreviation: 
Complement Ther Clin Pract
Publication Date: 
2010-05
Publication Year: 
2010
Pages: 
76-80
Volume: 
16
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
1873-6947
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 20347837 PMCID: PMC2856861

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Helen Cox, Helen Tilbrook, John Aplin, Ling-Hsiang Chuang, Catherine Hewitt, Shalmini Jayakody, Anna Semlyen, Marta O. Soares, David Torgerson, Alison Trewhela, Ian Watt and Gill Worthy. 2010-05. "A pragmatic multi-centred randomised controlled trial of yoga for chronic low back pain: trial protocol." Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 16: 2: 76-80.

Wikipedia Citation

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