The Compassion and Attention Longitudinal Meditation Study (CALM)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01251341|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 1, 2010
Last Update Posted : December 5, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Immune System Processes Inflammatory Activation and Modulation ANS Function||Behavioral: Cognitive-Based Compassion Training Behavioral: Mindful Attention Training Behavioral: Adult Health Education Curriculum|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||226 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Mechanisms of Meditation|
|Study Start Date :||September 2009|
|Primary Completion Date :||May 2014|
|Study Completion Date :||May 2014|
|Experimental: Compassion Meditation Group||
Behavioral: Cognitive-Based Compassion Training
Eight-week training in compassion meditation, using a protocol developed by Geshe Lobsang Negi, Ph.D. of Emory University
|Active Comparator: Health Education and Wellness Group||
Behavioral: Adult Health Education Curriculum
Eight week training in health and wellness, using a curriculum developed specifically for this study.
|Experimental: Mindful Attention Training||
Behavioral: Mindful Attention Training
Eight week training in mindful attention, using a protocol developed by B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D.
- Effects of compassion meditation on inflammatory and behavioral responses to psychosocial stress using a longitudinal design. [ Time Frame: Five years ]Innate immune cytokine responses will be assessed before and after a psychosocial stressor to evaluate the differential impact of the two interventions and the active control.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01251341
|United States, Georgia|
|Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322|
|Principal Investigator:||Charles Raison, MD||University of Arizona|
|Study Director:||Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD||Emory University|