We are updating the design of this site. Learn more.
Show more
ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

Walking for Stress Reduction

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01716832
First Posted: October 30, 2012
Last Update Posted: October 30, 2012
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Benno Brinkhaus, Charite University, Berlin, Germany
  Purpose
The effectiveness of a mindfulness walking program is tested in subjects with a high level of subjectively perceived stress.

Condition Intervention
Healthy Subjects. Behavioral: Mindfulness Walking

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of Mindfulness Walking on Stress Reduction

Further study details as provided by Benno Brinkhaus, Charite University, Berlin, Germany:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cohens Perceived Stress Scale 14 Items [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of Life (SF 36) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4 weeks, 12 weeks ]
  • Subjective Stress Level (Visual Analogue Scale) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4 weeks, 12 weeks ]
  • Assessment of effect on a Likert - Scale [ Time Frame: 4 weeks, 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 74
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Mindfulness walking Behavioral: Mindfulness Walking
Mindful walking in a small group twice a week for 60 minutes within 4 weeks.
No Intervention: No intervention (waiting list)

  Eligibility

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy men and women between 18 and 65 years
  • Increased level of stress (visual analog scale >40 mm (0-100))

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Regular walking training in the last 6 weeks
  • Medical therapy with psychopharmacological drugs
  • Regular mindfulness based meditations/exercises in the last 6 weeks
  • CAM therapies against stress in the last 6 weeks
  • medium or severe chronic diseases
  • Stress due to chronic diseases
  • Acute disease at inclusion
  • Not being able to walk
  Contacts and Locations
Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01716832


Locations
Germany
Charité University Berlin
Berlin, Germany, 10117
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
  More Information

Responsible Party: Benno Brinkhaus, Prof. MD, Charite University, Berlin, Germany
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01716832     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Walking_Stress_Reduction
First Submitted: October 24, 2012
First Posted: October 30, 2012
Last Update Posted: October 30, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012