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The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2013 by University of Rochester.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sandra Jee, University of Rochester Identifier:
First received: September 4, 2012
Last updated: August 12, 2013
Last verified: August 2013

This project will measure baseline stress among a group of youth in foster and kinship care. The investigators will implement a pilot program to target stress reduction by using an evidence-based group therapy technique teaching mindfulness skills. The investigators hypothesize that the mindfulness skills will help youth to reduce stress, which will be measured using psychological and physiological techniques.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Mindfulness based stress reduction

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

Further study details as provided by University of Rochester:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • State Trait Anxiety Inventory [ Time Frame: Baseline and Post Intervention (upon conclusion of groups at 10 weeks) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self Administered questionnaire to assess level of stress

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pediatric Symptom Checklist [ Time Frame: Baseline and Post Intervention (upon conclusion of groups at 10 weeks) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To use a social emotional screening tool before and after intervention

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Child and Adolescent Mindfulness Measure [ Time Frame: baseline and post intervention (at conclusion of group at 10 weeks) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To use a mindfulness measure before and after intervention

  • Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services [ Time Frame: baseline and post intervention (at conclusion of groups at 10 weeks) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    to assess risk behaviors and health measures at baseline and post intervention

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Mindfulness Based Stress reduction
Will complete 10 week stress reduction program
Behavioral: Mindfulness based stress reduction
an 8 week group intervention to teach mindfulness skills


Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 21 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ages 14-21 years at time of intervention being offered, offered to youth in out of home care (e.g. foster and kinship care)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe developmental delay
  • non English speaking, not in age range
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01708291

Contact: Sandra H Jee, MD MPH 585-273-4657
Contact: Sara Heinert, MPH

United States, New York
University of Rochester Recruiting
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
Contact: Sandra Jee, MD MPH    585-273-4657   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rochester
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sandra Jee, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Principal Investigator, University of Rochester Identifier: NCT01708291     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PMA 2-12213
Study First Received: September 4, 2012
Last Updated: August 12, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Rochester:
foster care
stress reduction
high risk teens processed this record on September 03, 2015