Meditation Practice in Pediatric Healthcare Professionals
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02947074|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2016 by Danilo Forghieri Santaella, University of Sao Paulo.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : October 27, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2016
Rationale: Healthcare professionals face a growing burden of responsibilities and work overload which may cause psychological suffering expressed by burnout, depression and other negative psychological variables. Personal behavioral strategies may facilitate the coping process. To maintain these positive characteristics, it is necessary that one decouples from automatic thoughts, habits and patterns of unhealthy behaviors, leading to behavioral and physiological regulation, through mindfulness techniques. More specifically, Yoga is an ancient Indian philosophical and practical system and its ultimate goal is to calm the human mind, and increase vital capabilities. In addition to the ethical precepts of Yoga, practices involve asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises) and dhyana (meditation). Many studies have shown the positive effects of Yoga and meditation on psychometric variables, however, there are few which address the effectiveness of Yoga on improving psychometric variables of health care professionals. Thus, aiming to reduce the symptoms that health care professionals experience when they are under burnout, this study intends to use Yoga meditation, which may enable the professional to experience decoupling of harmful feelings, improving, firstly, one's own inner self-relationship and therefore, with patients and their families.
Objective: To investigate the effects of a 8-week yoga meditation program on psychometric and physiological variables of Pediatrics health professionals.
Methods: randomized controlled clinical trial. Participants: 60 health professionals from the Pediatrics Department of a tertiary hospital from Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) will be randomized to meditation or control (waiting list) groups. Subjects of the meditation groups will have 2 30 min classes a week.
Evaluations: Psychometric and physiological variables will be accessed at study entry (baseline) and after its completion (8-weeks).
Statistical Analysis: mixed general linear model (intervenient factors: groups - meditation vs. control and moment - baseline vs. 8-weeks). Significance accepted with p<0.05.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stress, Psychological||Behavioral: Yoga Meditation||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Meditation Practice in Pediatric Healthcare Professionals: a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial|
|Study Start Date :||July 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||July 2018|
No Intervention: Control
Experimental: Yoga Meditation
Previously naive to yoga and meditation, subjects will receive 2 30min yoga meditation classes for 8 weeks.
Behavioral: Yoga Meditation
Briefly, subjects will be taught to progressively drive their attention to their inner-self, and keep a calm, nonjudgmental and observational approach towards their own thoughts for 30 minutes.
- Change in Glutathione from baseline to 8 weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline and 8-weeks ]Spectrometry
- Change in Catecholamines from baseline to 8 weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline and 8-weeks ]HPLC
- Change in Serotonin from baseline to 8 weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline and 8-weeks ]Elisa
- Change in Burnout from baseline to 8 weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline and 8-weeks ]MBI-HSS
- Change in Resilience from baseline to 8 weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline and 8-weeks ]BRCS
- Change in Self-compassion from baseline to 8 weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline and 8-weeks ]SCS
- Change in Subjective well-being from baseline to 8 weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline and 8-weeks ]EBE
- Change in Quality of life from baseline to 8 weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline and 8-weeks ]WHOQOL - BREF
- Change in Mindfulness from baseline to 8 weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline and 8-weeks ]MAAS
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02947074
|Contact: Danilo F Santaella, Ph.D.||(5511)firstname.lastname@example.org|
|São Paulo, Brazil, 04121-001|
|Contact: Priscilla C Guerra, Master 5511 5574-7627 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Priscilla C Guerra, Master||Federal University of São Paulo|