Effects Of The Mindfulness Meditation Practices On Cognition
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01738334|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 30, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 30, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Attention Deficit Disorder With Hyperactivity||Behavioral: Active comparator (meditation) with healthy subjects Behavioral: Meditation||Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF THE MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PRACTICES ON COGNITION OF ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER|
|Study Start Date :||February 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2012|
Active Comparator: Healthy subjects
The "active" control group of healthy individuals was subjected to the practice of meditation for eight weeks.
Behavioral: Active comparator (meditation) with healthy subjects
The control group with healthy subjects that was participate in meditation ("active" control group)
No Intervention: Standby
The control group of participants (patients and healthy subjects) who was not practice anything for eight weeks.
A Group of Patients with ADHD was participate of the meditation practices for eight weeks.
In the eight weeks following the first session of cognitive tests, the participants made a practice of weekly meditation group lasting 2 hours. Practices with each group (patients and "active" controls) occurred on different days. With regard to meditation practices were performed in a sitting posture with emphasis on daily life. Each weekly session involved meditation practices with trained professional, practical proposals for home exercise and a discussion group. Meditation compact discs (CDs)were given to participants for practices at home, which proposed activities for 5 minutes to 1 week and 2 weeks for 10 minutes 3-5, and finally 15 minutes for 6-8 weeks. After 8 weeks of treatment the second session of tests was held that involved the same tasks in session 1.
Other Name: Mindfulness
- Evaluate the ADHD symptoms before to the meditation and after 8 weeks to the meditation. [ Time Frame: change from baseline in ADHD symptoms at 8 weeks ]The symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity / impulsivity were evaluated by means the Adult self-report scale (ASRS).
- Evaluate the executive functions [ Time Frame: 1 day ]The executive functions tests were applied before to the meditation, so that to avoid learning.
- Evaluate the mood symptoms before to the meditation and 8 weeks after to the meditation. [ Time Frame: change from baseline in mood symptoms at 8 weeks. ]The symptoms of anxiety and depression were evaluated by means of the following scales: Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-Trait), and Beck Depression Scale, respectively, and the visual-analog scales of mood (VAMS)and Positive and negative Affect Schedule extended (PANAS-X).
- Evaluate the quality of life before to the meditation and 8 weeks after to the meditation. [ Time Frame: change from baseline in quality of life at 8 weeks. ]Quality of Life was evaluated by means of the Questionnaire in Adults with ADHD (AAQoL).
- Evaluate the attention before to the meditation and 8 weeks after to the meditation. [ Time Frame: change from baseline in attention at 8 weeks. ]The scores of attention was evaluated by Continuous Performance Test (CPT) and the Attentional Network Test (ANT).
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|Federal University of São Paulo|
|São Paulo, Brazil, 04023062|
|Study Director:||Sabine Pompéia, Postdoctoral||Federal University of São Paulo|
|Principal Investigator:||Viviane F Bueno, Doctor||Federal University of São Paulo|