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An Internet-administered, Mindfulness Training Program for the Treatment of Anxiety

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01577290
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 13, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Per Carlbring, PhD, Umeå University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a 10 week mindfulness training program -- without therapist-support -- as treatment of anxiety. Effects on depression, quality of life, and insomnia symptoms will also be studied.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anxiety Depression Insomnia Behavioral: Internet-administered Mindfulness Training Program Behavioral: Discussion group Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Previous research has provided evidence for the thesis that training in mindfulness can decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression. This study will examine the effects of a 10 week mindfulness training program -- without therapist-support -- as treatment of anxiety. Effects on depression, quality of life, and insomnia symptoms will also be studied.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 91 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Internet-administered, Mindfulness Training Program for the Treatment of Anxiety
Study Start Date : March 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2014

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Anxiety

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Mindfulness training
Group receives mindfulness training.
Behavioral: Internet-administered Mindfulness Training Program
A 10 week, internet-administered mindfulness training program, featuring no therapist-support. 10 minutes of training, twice per day.

Active Comparator: Discussion group
Group has access to a discussion group.
Behavioral: Discussion group
Access to a discussion group with the possibility of sharing experiences, methods of relief, and the like.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    21 item rating scale for anxiety symptoms.

  2. Change from baseline in Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    21 item rating scale for anxiety symptoms.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    21 item rating scale for depression symptoms.

  2. Change from baseline in Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    21 item rating scale for depression symptoms.

  3. Change from baseline in Quality Of Life Inventory (QOLI) [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    The QOLI assessment yields an overall score and a profile of problems and strengths in 16 areas of life such as love, work and play. The QOLI test is a measure of positive psychology and positive mental health.

  4. Change from baseline in Quality Of Life Inventory (QOLI) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The QOLI assessment yields an overall score and a profile of problems and strengths in 16 areas of life such as love, work and play. The QOLI test is a measure of positive psychology and positive mental health.

  5. Change from baseline in Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    7 item rating scale of insomnia symptoms.

  6. Change from baseline in Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    7 item rating scale of insomnia symptoms.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Satisfy DSM-IV criteria for an anxiety disorder
  • Living in Sweden and being able to read Swedish
  • Access to computer with internet connection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Currently receiving other psychological treatment
  • Non-stable use of psychoactive medication
  • Deemed suicidal
  • Deemed to suffer from other psychological disorder, e.g. psychosis, bipolarity etc.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01577290


Locations
Sweden
Department of Psychology, Umeå University
Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden, 90181
Sponsors and Collaborators
Umeå University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Per Carlbring, Professor Department of Psychology, Umeå University

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Per Carlbring, PhD, Professor, Umeå University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01577290     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IMA
First Posted: April 13, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016

Keywords provided by Per Carlbring, PhD, Umeå University:
Anxiety
Depression
Insomnia
Mindfulness
Internet

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Anxiety Disorders
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Mental Disorders
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Dyssomnias
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases