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Walking for Stress Reduction

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. Identifier: NCT01716832
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 30, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 21, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Benno Brinkhaus, Charite University, Berlin, Germany

Brief Summary:
The effectiveness of a mindfulness walking program is tested in subjects with a high level of subjectively perceived stress.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Subjects Behavioral: Mindfulness Walking Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 74 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of Mindfulness Walking on Stress Reduction
Study Start Date : March 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
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)

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

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

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

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

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

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Charité University Berlin
Berlin, Germany, 10117
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany

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Responsible Party: Benno Brinkhaus, Prof. MD, Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier: NCT01716832     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Walking_Stress_Reduction
First Posted: October 30, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 21, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018