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The Effect of ACT and Float REST on Burnout Syndrome.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03535493
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Ethics Committee concerns.)
First Posted : May 24, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 29, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Amrinder Babbra, International Behavioral Research Institute

Brief Summary:
In 1982, Steven Hayes, a clinical psychologist, developed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a unique empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. In 1954, John Lilly, a cognitive neuroscientist, developed the sensory deprivation tank (known today as Floatation Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy - Float REST), to access a wide range of healing, higher brain functions, and meditation through an unparalleled deep relaxation state. In this study, the investigators aim to examine whether participants in the ACT + Float REST condition will have larger decreases of the burnout phenomenon than those who receive either only ACT or Float REST.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Burnout Syndrome Behavioral: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Behavioral: Float REST Behavioral: ACT + Float REST Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: The Effect of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Float REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) on Burnout Syndrome.
Actual Study Start Date : June 1, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 27, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : August 27, 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Behavioral: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
An ACT session entails a mindfulness-based training to foster and nurture effective behavioral and emotional responding to distress.

Active Comparator: Float REST Behavioral: Float REST
A float session entails laying supine in a light-proof, sound-proof tank consisting of a shallow pool of water (approximately 10 inches set to approximately 94.5 degrees to match skin temperature) with a high concentration of Epsom salt (approximately 1200 pounds) for 60 minutes.
Other Name: Float Therapy, Isolation Tank, Sensory Deprivation Tank

Experimental: ACT + Float REST Behavioral: ACT + Float REST
The combined intervention will combine ACT and Float REST. An ACT session entails a mindfulness-based training to foster and nurture effective behavioral and emotional responding to distress. A float session entails laying supine in a light-proof, sound-proof tank consisting of a shallow pool of water (approximately 10 inches set to approximately 94.5 degrees to match skin temperature) with a high concentration of Epsom salt (approximately 1200 pounds) for 60 minutes.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assessing Change in Maslach Burnout Inventory - Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS) [ Time Frame: Metric will be used as screening prior to study intervention; continuous measurement at week 2, week 4, week 6, week 8 and at one month follow-up. ]
    A 22 item scale that measures depersonalization, emotional exhaustion, and personal accomplishment. It is designed for professionals in human services in an array of occupations including nurses, physicians, health aides, social workers, health counselors, therapists, police, correctional officers, clergy, and other fields focused on helping people live better lives by offering guidance, preventing harm, and ameliorating cognitive, emotional, or physical problems.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03535493


Locations
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United States, Illinois
International Behavioral Research Institute
Saint Charles, Illinois, United States, 60174
Sponsors and Collaborators
Amrinder Babbra

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Responsible Party: Amrinder Babbra, Principal Investigator, International Behavioral Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03535493    
Other Study ID Numbers: IBRI
First Posted: May 24, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 29, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Syndrome
Burnout, Psychological
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Stress, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms