Adults with epilepsy (experiencing 2 or more seizures each month) are invited to be part of a research study involving reflective exercise.
Influence of Reflective Exercise in Persons with Epilepsy
Center for Study of Complementary & Alternative Th
Taylor Ann, G
Reflective Exercise, a form of Qigong, has been shown through research of some conditions to help reduce stress. The purpose of the study is to determine if Reflective Exercise can help to reduce stress and the number of seizures in people with epilepsy. The study involves the following visits: • A consent and screening visit (should take no more than 2 hours) • 18 study visits (Reflective Exercise) over 8 weeks (1 hour each except for the first and last visits, which should take about 2 hours) • A follow-up visit 3 months later (1/2 hour). You will also complete daily activities at home during the 8-week Reflective Exercise period. • Study-related tests and procedures (2 EEGs, vital signs, mattress sensors to record sleep disturbances, assessments, and Qigong/Reflective Exercise instruction) are provided free of charge. • Compensation for study completion is $100. • Mileage is reimbursed at $.246 per mile for each round trip from home to Fontaine Research Park, where the study visits occur. Contact Information: For more information, please contact: • Joel G. Anderson, PhD • 434-924-0113 • email@example.com • IRB-HSR # 15963 Principal Investigator: Ann Gill Taylor, EdD, RN UVa, Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies