IBSR Meditation Technique for Teachers' Burnout

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 28, 2015
Last Update Posted : May 28, 2015
Tel Aviv University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Shahar Lev- Ari, PhD, Tel Aviv Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of Inquiry based stress reduction (IBSR) meditation technique on levels of burnout and wellbeing among teachers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Burnout, Professional Other: Inquiry Based Stress Reduction (IBSR) Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Teachers' burnout is a well-known phenomenon with personal and professional implications. The current study investigates the effect of inquiry based stress reduction (IBSR) technique on burnout and well-being among teachers.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The Effect of Inquiry Based Stress Reduction (IBSR) Meditation Technique on Levels of Burnout and Wellbeing Among Teachers.
Study Start Date : September 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Inquiry Based Stress Reduction (IBSR)
IBSR intervention is the clinical implementation of a mindful-process, named "The Work" developed by Byron Katie.It teaches the individual to identify and question the thoughts that causes stress and suffering through four questions and turnarounds.
Other: Inquiry Based Stress Reduction (IBSR)
During a 12-week intervention program, participants will be encouraged to identify and inquire their stressful thoughts.All the sessions were standardized according to a training manual, and were assessed after each session for maintaining consistency in the program.
Other Name: The Work

No Intervention: Control group
A non interventional group/ The participants completed questionnaires before and after the intervention.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Burnout levels, Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    emotional exhaustion and personal accomplishment

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Positive and Negative Affect Scale (PANAS) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Positive and Negative emotions at daily life

  2. Depression, Anxiety, Stress (DASS) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Clinical psycological symptoms

  3. Perceived Stress Scale (PSS ) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Stress levels at daily life

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 62 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All the teachers working in 'Begin' high-school, Rosh Hayin, Israel
  • agreed to sign an informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Teachers with previous experience with IBSR technique

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02455947

Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel Aviv Medical Center
Tel Aviv University
Principal Investigator: Shahar Lev-Ari, PhD Integartive Medicine, Tel Aviv Medical Center

Responsible Party: Dr. Shahar Lev- Ari, PhD, Dr. Shahar Lev-Ari, PhD, LLb, Tel Aviv Medical Center Identifier: NCT02455947     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TelAvivMC
First Posted: May 28, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Keywords provided by Dr. Shahar Lev- Ari, PhD, Tel Aviv Medical Center:
"The Work"
Byron Katie

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Burnout, Professional
Occupational Diseases