Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Urban Youth

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 18, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 19, 2012
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Erica Sibinga, Johns Hopkins University

Brief Summary:
Our uncontrolled study of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for urban youth suggests benefits in mental health and quality of life outcomes. To evaluate further the specific effects of MBSR, we are conducting a small randomized controlled trial of the MBSR program compared with a health education program.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stress Reduction Behavioral: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) Behavioral: Healthy topics Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Urban Youth
Study Start Date : September 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A
8 week mindfulness-based stress reduction program
Behavioral: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
8 weekly sessions with instruction designed to enhance mindfulness--mindful meditation, mindful yoga, and discussion of mindfulness practice.
Other Name: MBSR

Active Comparator: B
Health education group--8 weekly sessions of age-appropriate health topics.
Behavioral: Healthy topics
8 week health education program

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. mental health outcomes [ Time Frame: post group ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. quality of life [ Time Frame: post group ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 22 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 14-22 year old youth who receive primary care at the Harriet Lane Clinic or Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant developmental, behavioral, substance abuse, or psychiatric disorders

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00661271

United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins, Harriet Lane Clinic
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Adolescent Initiative & Special Immunology Clinic
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Principal Investigator: Erica M Sibinga, MD, MHS Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Erica Sibinga, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University Identifier: NCT00661271     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00002064
R21AT005209 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: April 18, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2012
Last Verified: March 2011

Keywords provided by Erica Sibinga, Johns Hopkins University:
urban youth
stress reduction
Stress reduction for urban youth