Virtual Mindfulness Rounds in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04431297|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 16, 2020
Last Update Posted : July 31, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Chronic Stress||Other: Mindfulness Rounds||Not Applicable|
Healthcare workers have been front and center in battling the COVID crisis. This is a situation the researchers could never have envisioned before it happened. Of course, this has triggered an inordinate amount of stress. Research shows that chronic stress leaves one imbalanced and one's health and happiness to suffer. Research has also demonstrated that how one thinks about stress determines how the body responds to it. Simple mindfulness practices provide healthier ways to deal with stress. In this study, the researchers will introduce modified mindfulness practices that can be practiced in the healthcare setting or at home. All of the practices are based on mindfulness principles. Mindfulness refers to a state of being present in the moment, on purpose, and without judgment. "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction" is an 8 week, 2 hours/week curriculum that has shown results for over 40 years. All the practices in this study are adapted from that protocol.
The intervention includes several mindfulness practices including an awareness of breath focus instruction, breath-and-body coordination and awareness instruction, and instruction in identifying times to practice these exercises. The intervention will be delivered virtually 2-day/week, twice/day, for four weeks.
Effectiveness will be measured by the voluntary, anonymous submission of a Perceived Stress Scale, a validated survey tool to determine an individual's perceived stress level.
Participants will be healthcare workers and hospital staff in the Mount Sinai Hospital system.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||The Impact of Virtual Mindfulness Education Sessions on Staff Perceived Stress During COVID-19|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||September 1, 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2021|
Health Care Workers
Voluntary participation in the virtual presentations
Other: Mindfulness Rounds
Virtually delivered mindfulness education sessions of 15-30 minutes, two times/week, for four weeks
- Change in Perceived Stress Scale [ Time Frame: baseline and Week 6 ]Participants will file a 10 question validated survey tool call the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) before and after the 4-week virtual educational intervention. Total scale range from 0 to 40, higher score indicates more perceived stress
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04431297
|Contact: Jeffrey Zahn, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, New York|
|Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|
|New York, New York, United States, 10029|
|Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Zahn, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Jeffrey Zahn, MD||Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|