Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 6

A Study Protocol to Evaluate Effect of Yoga in People with Epilepsy

Nirmal Surya1*, Hitav Someshwar2, Balaji Patil3 and Divyanshi Sharma4

1Neurologist, Founder Trustee and Chairman, Epilepsy Foundation, Mumbai, India
2Physiotherapist, Epilepsy Foundation, Mumbai, India
3Head Medical Affairs, Eisai Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd, India
4Yoga Instructor, Epilepsy Foundation, Mumbai, India

*Corresponding Author: Nirmal Surya, Neurologist, Founder Trustee and Chairman, Epilepsy Foundation, Mumbai, India.

Received: April 05, 2020; Published: May 28, 2020



Introduction: Epilepsy is a disorder in which recurrent seizures are caused by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. As there are many Non-pharmacological remedies tried to evaluate their impact on the Epilepsy and Seizure and on Quality Life of People with Epilepsy. However, there is no conclusive data has been published to establish the positive impact of non-pharmacological intervention on Epilepsy or related quality of life. As there is lack of randomized trials on effect of Yoga on Epilepsy, we designed this study to evaluate the effect of Yoga on EEG, WHOQOL-brief and seizure frequency.

Methodology: This is prospective, single centre, Double blinded randomized control trial, and the individual assessing the pre and post values of the patients is blinded to which group the patient belongs and at the same time the yoga instructor is blinded to the pre and post assessment values of the subjects. Total 50 patients will be randomized in to interventional and control group in 1:1 ratio. WHOQOL BREF, Seizure frequency, EEG changes will be the outcome measures seen Pre inclusion, after 3 months and after 6 months for the subjects based on inclusion exclusion criteria.

Discussion: If effective, yoga may be used as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy for treatment of non-refractory epilepsy.

Conclusion: This study will put light on the benefits of Yoga if any improvement is seen in quality of life, EEG findings and seizure frequency.

Keywords: Yoga; Refractory Epilepsy; EEG; WHOQOL; Protocol



Citation: Nirmal Surya., et al. “A Study Protocol to Evaluate Effect of Yoga in People with Epilepsy".Acta Scientific Neurology 3.6 (2020): 47-50.


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