This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition adolescent behavior
Treatments yoga-informed health and wellness program, physical education class
Phase phase 1
Sponsor Long Island University
Start date September 2014
End date August 2016
Trial size 100 participants
Trial identifier NCT02329015, SONIMA001


The purpose of this study is to compare the academic and psycho-social benefits of a yoga-informed health and wellness program to a standard physical education program for middle and high school students within New York City schools.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose prevention
Behavioral intervention
yoga-informed health and wellness program
The HWP will be comprised of physical postures, breathing exercises, a period of sitting in stillness (meditation) and relaxation provided two times per week, 45 minutes per session, for the entire school year (Sept. - June).
(Active Comparator)
Behavioral intervention
physical education class
Standard physical education

Primary Outcomes

Self-report questionnaire (Response to Stress Questionnaire)
time frame: 1 year

Secondary Outcomes

Academic Performance: Grade Point Averages for each semester
time frame: 1 year
Self-report questionnaire (Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well being Scale)
time frame: 1 year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 14 years up to 19 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - • Male or female students attending NYC schools Exclusion Criteria: - Lack of permission to attend physical education class

Additional Information

Official title Curriculum Evaluation of a Novel Health and Wellness Program Within New York City Schools
Principal investigator Marshall Hagins, PhD
Description Approximately 100 students at a public New York City High School will be randomized at the level of class into either the experimental (yoga-informed health and wellness program) or control arm (physical education class). Students will receive two classes per week of approximately 45 minutes throughout the academic year. Data will be collected in September 2014 and February and May of 2015.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in December 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Long Island University.