Effects of Motor Imagery on Autonomic Function

Effects of Motor Imagery on Autonomic Function and Motor Imagery Abilities in Healthy Individuals

Patrocinadores

Patrocinador principal: Izmir Katip Celebi University

Fuente Izmir Katip Celebi University
Resumen breve

Most studies on motor imagery suggested the effects of motor imagery are related to neuroplastic changes in the brain. In addition to that the neuroplastic changes, it is thought that motor imagery can alter metabolic responses just like in actual exercise. However, the level of evidence about the effect of motor imagery on autonomic functions is limited.

The aims of this study;

1. The primary aim of this study is to investigate the effects of activating and relaxing kinesthetic motor imagery on autonomic function in healthy individuals and to compare these two methods.

2. The secondary aim of this study is to explore the effects of these methods on motor imagery skills of individuals will also be investigated.

The participants will randomly be allocated into three groups: (1) Activating kinesthetic motor imagery training, (2) Relaxing kinesthetic motor imagery training, and (3) Control group.

Participants in the activating kinesthetic motor imagery training group will imagine high effort exercises (e.g. planking, boxing, jumping, squats, push-ups) in the sessions in home using the study audio-video motor imagery script. The relaxing kinesthetic motor imagery training group will imagine relaxing (low effort) exercises (e.g. breathing exercises, stretching, body awareness exercises) in home using the study audio-video motor imagery script. Prior the sessions, the participants will receive an introductory lecture about motor imagery. The intervention groups will practise 5 times per week for 17 minutes per day for 2 weeks. Phone calls will be performed for support and as a reminder for the assessment (after one week). The control group will receive no specific training. Data will be collected at baseline and after the two-week intervention by masked outcome assessors.

Estado general Recruiting
Fecha de inicio November 20, 2019
Fecha de Terminación June 2020
Fecha de finalización primaria June 2020
Fase N/A
Tipo de estudio Interventional
Resultado primario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Feasibility of the methods - minimum recruitment rate through Study Completion, an Average of 8 Months
Feasibility of the methods - minimum retention rate through Study Completion, an Average of 8 Months
Feasibility of the methods - minimum adherence rate through Study Completion, an Average of 8 Months
Feasibility of the methods - adverse events through Study Completion, an Average of 8 Months
Resultado secundario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Edinburgh Handedness Inventory at Baseline
Movement Imagery Questionnaire—Revised Change from Baseline at 2 Weeks
Mental chronometry for walking task Change from Baseline at 2 Weeks
Mental chronometry for writing task Change from Baseline at 2 Weeks
Hand Laterality Judgement Measurement Change from Baseline at 2 Weeks
Resting Metabolic Rate Measurements - Oxygen Consumption Change from Baseline at 2 Weeks
Resting Metabolic Rate Measurements - Respiratory Exchange Ratio Change from Baseline at 2 Weeks
Inscripción 54
Condición
Intervención

Tipo de intervención: Behavioral

Nombre de intervención: Activating kinesthetic motor imagery training

Descripción: Participants in the activating kinesthetic motor imagery training group will imagine high effort exercises (e.g. planking, boxing, jumping, squats, push-ups) in the sessions in home using the study audio-video motor imagery script for 5 times per week; 17 min per day for 2 weeks. Phone calls will be performed for support and as a reminder for the assessment (after one week).

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: Activating kinesthetic motor imagery training

Tipo de intervención: Behavioral

Nombre de intervención: Relaxing kinesthetic motor imagery training

Descripción: Participants in the relaxing kinesthetic motor imagery training group will imagine relaxing (low effort) exercises (e.g. breathing exercises, stretching, body awareness exercises) in home using the study audio-video motor imagery script 5 times per week; 17 min per day for 2 weeks. Phone calls will be performed for support and as a reminder for the assessment (after one week).

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: Relaxing kinesthetic motor imagery training

Elegibilidad

Criterios:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Being healthy (not having any known chronic disease)

- Volunteer to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

- Pregnancy

- Previous disorder/surgery history that can alter physical performance

Género: All

Edad mínima: 18 Years

Edad máxima: 25 Years

Voluntarios Saludables: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Contacto general

Apellido: Turhan Kahraman, PhD

Teléfono: 00905557219849

Email: [email protected]

Ubicación
Instalaciones: Estado: Contacto: Investigador: Izmir Katip Celebi University Turhan Kahraman, PhD 00905557219849 [email protected] Turhan Kahraman, PhD Principal Investigator
Ubicacion Paises

Turkey

Fecha de verificación

January 2020

Fiesta responsable

Tipo: Principal Investigator

Afiliación del investigador: Izmir Katip Celebi University

Nombre completo del investigador: Turhan Kahraman

Título del investigador: Principal Investigator

Tiene acceso ampliado No
Número de brazos 3
Grupo de brazo

Etiqueta: Activating kinesthetic motor imagery training

Tipo: Experimental

Etiqueta: Relaxing kinesthetic motor imagery training

Tipo: Active Comparator

Etiqueta: Control (no specific intervention)

Tipo: No Intervention

Datos del paciente Undecided
Información de diseño del estudio

Asignación: Randomized

Modelo de intervención: Parallel Assignment

Propósito primario: Treatment

Enmascaramiento: Single (Outcomes Assessor)

Fuente: ClinicalTrials.gov