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The Effect of Relaxation Response Training on Declarative Memory and Learning in High School Students

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00179504
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 5, 2007
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Stress contributes to health and behavioral issues in students, but will not be integrated into schools without evidence of benefit. This study was conducted to determine if a 6-week relaxation response (RR) curriculum improves cognitive performance in ninth grade students.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Behavioral: Relaxation Response Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Stress contributes to health and behavioral issues in students, but will not be integrated into schools without evidence of benefit. This study was conducted to determine if a 6-week relaxation response (RR) curriculum improves cognitive performance in ninth grade students.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 90 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Relaxation Response Training on Declarative Memory and Learning in High School Students
Study Start Date : July 2000
Study Completion Date : September 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Memory
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Arms and Interventions

Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Relaxation Response
    Relaxation training

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine if a 6-week relaxation response (RR) curriculum improves cognitive performance. [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate whether the program would influence levels of salivary cortisol and whether there would be a correlation between cortisol levels and performance on the cognitive tasks. [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • a member of 9th grade at a residential preparatory school.

Exclusion Criteria:

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00179504


Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeffery A Dusek, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Mind/Body Medical Institute
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00179504     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2001-P-000110
First Posted: September 16, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 5, 2007
Last Verified: November 2007