Anxiety | Effects of Tai Chi Chuan on Psychobiological Indicators of Anxiety and Sleep Quality in Young Adults
Anxiety research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of a 10-week tai chi chuan intervention as a treatment for anxiety and sleep quality in young adults.
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - mild to severe symptoms of anxiety - interest in participating in an exercise intervention - willingness to accept randomization - provides informed consent - low or moderate risk for acute cardiovascular event Exclusion Criteria: - currently receiving psychotherapy or medication for psychological problems - current suicide or homicide risk - current or history of psychosis - current alcohol or substance dependence - high risk for an acute cardiovascular event - current use of prescription drugs with potential to influence the parasympathetic or sympathetic nervous system - current or previous extensive involvement in mind-body exercise - symptoms of severe depression
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Behavioral:Anxiety Management Educationwritten materials on management of anxiety for self-study
Behavioral:10 week tai chi intervention10 weeks of instruction in Evidence Based Tai Chi meeting 2 times per week
Behavioral:Enhanced tai chi instruction10 weeks of instruction in Evidence Based Tai Chi meeting 2 times per week plus DVD for home practice
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Anxiety Management Education
10 week tai chi intervention10 week course in Evidence Based Tai Chi meeting 2 times per week
Enhanced tai chi instruction10 weeks of instruction in Evidence Based Tai Chi meeting 2 times per week plus DVD for home practice
Start Date: January 2013
Completed Date: August 2014
Primary Outcome: Retention of Randomized Subjects During Intervention
Secondary Outcome: Change From Baseline in State Anxiety Scores
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Karen L. Caldwell, PhD
Lead Sponsor: Appalachian State University
Caldwell K, Harrison M, Adams M, Quin RH, Greeson J. Developing mindfulness in college students through movement-based courses: effects on self-regulatory self-efficacy, mood, stress, and sleep quality. J Am Coll Health. 2010 Mar-Apr;58(5):433-42. doi: 10.1080/07448480903540481.