Effects of Mind-body Exercises in a Patient With Mood Disorders: a Case Study.

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Other)
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Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

The interoception capacity may be changed with mind-body intervention. This study case investigated the interoceptive capacity, measured by MAIA scale of a pacient with mood disorders and if it can be influenced through of a 7 weeks intervention of interoceptive exercises and the impaction in the patient´s daily life. The aim was analyse the effects of mind-body exercise program with interoceptive approach in the anxiety and depression symptoms, interoceptive capacity, as well your impact in paitient's daily activities. M.S is 47 years old, was forwarded from University Hospital Clementino Fraga Filho to extension project named as "corpo&mente" (body-mind), an anamnesis was performed including patient's life story, interoceptive scale, anxiety and depression scale from Hamilton and a risk stratification to realize physical activities (it was also performed post-intervention). The exercise program lasted 1h 15 min and it was performed once a week.

Condition or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase
  • Behavioral: interoceptive mind-body exercise

Study Design

Study Type:
Actual Enrollment :
1 participants
Intervention Model:
Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
Study caseStudy case
None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose:
Official Title:
Effects of Mind-body Exercises in a Patient With Mood Disorders: a Case Study.
Actual Study Start Date :
Mar 1, 2022
Actual Primary Completion Date :
May 10, 2022
Actual Study Completion Date :
Aug 15, 2022

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/Treatment
Experimental: mind-body intervention

Behavioral: interoceptive mind-body exercise
A interoceptive mind-body exercise program in a patient with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder based on a Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness. Each session of the body-mind intervention lasts 80 minutes and is supervised by physical education professionals. The intervention is divided in 4 parts, that are: Preparatory phase (reception) the subjects will be welcomed through subjective analyzes of the researcher; Initial phase (preliminares) Mindfulness, grounding, sensory stimulation and joint warm-up exercises are performed; main phase (exercises) stretching, mobility, posture and balance exercises are performed with full attention and listening after each exercise; Final phase (relaxation) breathing exercises, stretching exercises, body scanning and relaxation are performed.

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

  1. Mnteroceptive capacity [Day 1]

    assessed by interoceptive scale named Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness. In this scale, the average of each of the seven dimensions is calculated, the higher the value, the greater the interoceptive capacity.

  2. Anxiety symptoms [Day 1 and after 7 weeks]

    To measure the level of anxiety symptoms the Hamilton Anxiety scale was performed. The Hamilton Anxiety Scale has 14 items, each item is scored from 0 (absent symptoms) to 4 (disabling symptoms(, The higher the scores, the greater the levels of anxiety.

  3. Depression symptons [Day 1 and after 7 weeks]

    Hamilton Depression was used to measure the level of depression symptons. It has 21 items, where the scores for symptoms from 0 to 5. The higher the scores, the greater the levels of depression.

Eligibility Criteria


Ages Eligible for Study:
N/A and Older
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Inclusion Criteria:
  • Participants with anxiety or/and depression clinical diagnosis

  • Participants who do not do formal meditation practices

Exclusion Criteria:
  • Participants with other diagnosis

  • Patients with cognitive conditions

Contacts and Locations


Site City State Country Postal Code
1 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Rio De Janeiro Brazil 22290-140

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro


None specified.

Study Documents (Full-Text)

None provided.

More Information


None provided.
Responsible Party:
Karoline Almeida Pereira, Master of science student, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
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First Posted:
Dec 29, 2022
Last Update Posted:
Dec 29, 2022
Last Verified:
Dec 1, 2022
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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
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Study Results

No Results Posted as of Dec 29, 2022