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Virtual Coach for Mindfulness Meditation Training

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01212497
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 30, 2010
Last Update Posted : September 30, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Psychometrix Associates

Brief Summary:
Evaluate the effectiveness of using a virtual computer coach to provide mindfulness meditation training, and the coaching support required to initiate a regular practice.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mindfulness Training Behavioral: Mindfulness meditation coaching Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 22 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Virtual Coach for Mindfulness Meditation Training
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Mindfulness meditation coaching
Assess effectiveness of using a virtual computer coach to train mindfulness meditation
Behavioral: Mindfulness meditation coaching
Participants interact with virtual coach to obtain instruction in mindfulness meditation and coaching support.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Frequency of meditating [ Time Frame: 7 weeks (weekly) ]
    Measure the number of times participants meditated per week, throughout the 7 week period of the study.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • over 18, no previous mindfulness experience, computer literacy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • substance abuse, anxiety/depression, psychosis

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01212497


Locations
United States, Virginia
Psychometrix Associates
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States, 24060
Sponsors and Collaborators
Psychometrix Associates
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Eva Hudlicka, Ph.D. Psychometrix Associates

Responsible Party: Dr. Eva Hudlicka, Psychometrix Associates
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01212497     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1
First Posted: September 30, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 30, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010

Keywords provided by Psychometrix Associates:
mindfulness
meditation
training
coaching
virtual coach