Body-oriented Therapy for Women in SUD Treatment
The long-term objective of this study is to improve women's substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. The immediate project goal is to test the efficacy of an innovative mind-body intervention, Mindful Awareness in Body-Oriented Therapy (MABT) to reduce substance use relapse among women in SUD treatment.
A novel mind-body approach, MABT combines a hands-on (manual) approach with mind-body psycho-education approaches of interoceptive training and mindfulness to develop somatically-based self-care skills and to facilitate emotion regulation. A three-group, randomized clinical trial using repeated measures, this project will enroll and randomize 225 women to one of three groups, MABT + Treatment-as-usual (TAU) (n=75), TAU only (n=75), and Women's Health Education (WHE) + TAU (to control for time and attention) (n=75). Study conditions will be compared at baseline, post-intervention, and at 6 and 12 month follow-up.
The primary aim is to test the hypothesis that MABT will result in reduced substance use and related health outcomes compared to TAU and to WHE+ TAU at 12 month follow-up. The second aim is to examine hypothesized underlying mechanisms of MABT. Female outpatients in two diverse community treatment facilities, serving racially diverse patients, will be recruited for study participation. This study builds on promising preliminary evidence of MABT feasibility and acceptability in substance use disorder treatment for women, and addresses the need for more clinical research aimed at improving SUD treatment outcomes for women.
Substance Use Disorder
Behavioral: Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy
Behavioral: Womens Health Education
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Body-oriented Therapy for Womens Substance Use Disorder Treatment|
- Timeline Follow-back Interview (TLFB) [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in TLFB assessed at different time points (3,6 and 12 months) ]Collects self-report substance use information using a calendar method
|Study Start Date:||January 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||October 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: Treatment as usual (TAU)
Usual intensive outpatient treatment for substance use disorders
Experimental: Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT)
A mind-body intervention to teach interoceptive skills for self-care.
|Behavioral: Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy|
Active Comparator: Womens Health Education
A comparative arm to control for time and attention that involves education about the human body relevant to women's health.
|Behavioral: Womens Health Education|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01960036
|United States, Washington|
|University of Washington|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195|
|Principal Investigator:||Cynthia J Price, PhD, MA||University of Washington|