Evaluation of Re-Entry Values and Mindfulness Program (REVAMP) With Jail Inmates

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
June Tangney, George Mason University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01378923
First received: June 17, 2011
Last updated: May 3, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
  Purpose

This is a pilot study to examine the acceptability and effectiveness of the Re-Entry Values and Mindfulness Program (REVAMP), a group intervention for jail inmates. It is hypothesized that REVAMP will reduce post-release recidivism, substance abuse, and HIV risk behavior.


Condition Intervention Phase
Impulsive Behavior
Substance Abuse
HIV Risk Behavior
Anxiety
Depression
Criminogenic Thinking
Behavioral: REVAMP
Behavioral: TAU
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Evaluation of the Re-Entry Values and Mindfulness Program (REVAMP) With Jail Inmates

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Further study details as provided by George Mason University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Recidivism - Self Report of undetected crimes [ Time Frame: 3 months post-release ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Recidivism - Self Report of Arrests [ Time Frame: 3 months post-release ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Recidivism - Official Records of arrests [ Time Frame: 3 months post-release ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Substance Dependence symptoms - Texas Christian University (TCU) measure [ Time Frame: 3 months post-release ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • HIV Risk Behavior - Sex and Intravenous Drug Use (IDU) - TCU [ Time Frame: 3 months post-release ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Acceptability - number of participants who report finding the treatment helpful and number who would recommend the treatment to a friend [ Time Frame: 1 week post-treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mindfulness - Self report using Mindfulness Inventory: Nine Dimensions (MI:ND) [ Time Frame: 1 week post-treatment and 3 months post-release ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Self Control - Self report using Brief Self control Scale (BSC) [ Time Frame: post-treatment and 3 months post-release ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Self-Compassion - Self report using Neff's scale [ Time Frame: 1 week post-treatment and 3 months post-release ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Distress-Driven Impulsivity - Behavioral measure using Balloon Analog Reaction Test (BART) preceded by mirror tracing task [ Time Frame: 1 week post-treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Psychological Symptoms - Self report using Personality Assessment Inventory [ Time Frame: 1 week post-treatment and 3 months post-release ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: April 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Values-based mindfulness group
The Re-entry values and mindfulness program (REVAMP) is an 8 session group intervention designed for jail inmates nearing release into the community
Behavioral: REVAMP
The Re-entry values and mindfulness program (REVAMP) is an 8 session group intervention designed for jail inmates nearing release into the community
Treatment as usual
has access to standard jail interventions and programs
Behavioral: TAU
have access to standard jail programs and services

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be male
  • Must be currently incarcerated jail inmate
  • Must be sentenced
  • Sentence must be short enough to serve out sentence at the Adult Detention Center
  • Release date must follow projected final session of treatment
  • Must speak, read, and write in English with sufficient proficiency to use workbook and participate in group sessions
  • Must be assigned to the jail's "general population"

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Actively psychotic
  • Assigned "keep separate" from other group members
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01378923

Locations
United States, Virginia
Fairfax County Adult Detention Center
Fairfax, Virginia, United States, 22030
Sponsors and Collaborators
George Mason University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: June P Tangney, PhD George Mason University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: June Tangney, Professor, George Mason University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01378923     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCT-01
Study First Received: June 17, 2011
Last Updated: May 3, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by George Mason University:
Mindfulness
Values
Jail Inmates
Impulsivity
Substance Abuse
HIV risk behavior
Anxiety
Depression
Criminogenic Thinking

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anxiety Disorders
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Impulsive Behavior
Substance-Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 23, 2014