Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Hot Flashes

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 20, 2010
Last Update Posted : January 20, 2010
Information provided by:
University of Massachusetts, Worcester

Brief Summary:
This is a study to determine if participation in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program is feasible for women experiencing five or more hot flashes/day, and whether it affects either the frequency and/or intensity of their hot flashes, or the degree of bother they experience from them

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Vasomotor Symptoms Behavioral: Mindfulness-based stress reduction Early Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 110 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study to Assess the Feasibility of MBSR for Hot Flashes
Study Start Date : September 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Wait list
Women assigned to the waitlist have the opportunity of taking the MBSR program at no cost following final study assessment
Experimental: Mindfulness-based stress reduction
Women in the MBSR arm attend eight weekly MBSR classes
Behavioral: Mindfulness-based stress reduction
Participants in the MBSR arm attend eight weekly classes.
Other Name: MBSR

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hot Flash intensity/bother

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women experiencing 5 or more hot flashes/day

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01052454

United States, Massachusetts
UMass Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01655
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Massachusetts, Worcester

Responsible Party: James Carmody, University of Massachusetts Medical School Identifier: NCT01052454     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AT002910
First Posted: January 20, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 20, 2010
Last Verified: January 2010

Keywords provided by University of Massachusetts, Worcester:
hot flashes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hot Flashes
Signs and Symptoms