Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed
Estimated Enrollment
220

Inclusion Criterias

Diagnosed with hypertension since at least one year
Blood pressure within inclusion- and exclusion-limits at baseline control
Blood pressure 130-160 mm Hg systolic and/or 85-100 diastolic at the last blood pressure control by doctor or nurse.
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Diagnosed with hypertension since at least one year
Blood pressure within inclusion- and exclusion-limits at baseline control
Blood pressure 130-160 mm Hg systolic and/or 85-100 diastolic at the last blood pressure control by doctor or nurse.
30-80 years old

Exclusion Criterias

Expected inability to understand instructions about yoga exercises (e.g dementia and mental retardation) or physical or psychical inability to carry out yoga exercises (e.g severe physical or psychical handicap).
Need for interpreter. Linguistic/language difficulties
Medical adjustments regarding hypertension within 4 weeks prior to begin of study.
...
Expected inability to understand instructions about yoga exercises (e.g dementia and mental retardation) or physical or psychical inability to carry out yoga exercises (e.g severe physical or psychical handicap).
Need for interpreter. Linguistic/language difficulties
Medical adjustments regarding hypertension within 4 weeks prior to begin of study.
Blood pressure outside the range of 120-180 systolic and 80-110 diastolic at the last blood pressure control or at baseline control.

Summary

Conditions
Hypertension
Type
Interventional
Design
  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
  • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Primary Purpose: Treatment

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 30 years and 80 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

Hypertension is one of the most common diseases in the world, affecting approximately 26% of the adult population. Persistent hypertension increases the risk of developing coronary heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, such as heart failure. Hypertension is a common diagnosis in p...

Hypertension is one of the most common diseases in the world, affecting approximately 26% of the adult population. Persistent hypertension increases the risk of developing coronary heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, such as heart failure. Hypertension is a common diagnosis in primary health care and the societal costs of examination and treatment of hypertension and its consequences are considerable. The YHIP-study (The Impact of Yoga on Blood Pressure and Quality of Life in Patients With Hypertension), that investigated yoga as additional treatment for hypertension on primary care patients, showed that a short yoga program practiced daily at home had a blood pressure lowering effect as well as a positive effect on self-rated quality of life compared to control. Other previous studies have demonstrated positive effects of yoga on blood pressure, quality of life, subjective well-being and stress. However, these studies are relatively few and we need to further investigate the possibility of using yoga as a treatment in primary health care. If the yoga intervention shows to be effective, yoga exercises may be useful as a supplementary BP therapy in addition to medical treatment when prescribed by primary care physicians. It is to be hoped that patients will also experience a higher quality of life and less stress if they perform yoga on a regular basis.

Inclusion Criterias

Diagnosed with hypertension since at least one year
Blood pressure within inclusion- and exclusion-limits at baseline control
Blood pressure 130-160 mm Hg systolic and/or 85-100 diastolic at the last blood pressure control by doctor or nurse.
...
Diagnosed with hypertension since at least one year
Blood pressure within inclusion- and exclusion-limits at baseline control
Blood pressure 130-160 mm Hg systolic and/or 85-100 diastolic at the last blood pressure control by doctor or nurse.
30-80 years old

Exclusion Criterias

Expected inability to understand instructions about yoga exercises (e.g dementia and mental retardation) or physical or psychical inability to carry out yoga exercises (e.g severe physical or psychical handicap).
Need for interpreter. Linguistic/language difficulties
Medical adjustments regarding hypertension within 4 weeks prior to begin of study.
...
Expected inability to understand instructions about yoga exercises (e.g dementia and mental retardation) or physical or psychical inability to carry out yoga exercises (e.g severe physical or psychical handicap).
Need for interpreter. Linguistic/language difficulties
Medical adjustments regarding hypertension within 4 weeks prior to begin of study.
Blood pressure outside the range of 120-180 systolic and 80-110 diastolic at the last blood pressure control or at baseline control.

Locations

Malmö, 20502
Malmö, 20502

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01984593
Collaborators
The Swedish Research Council
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Moa Wolff, MD Center for Primary Health Care Research, Lunds University
  • Moa Wolff, MD Center for Primary Health Care Research, Lunds University