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Effects of Meditation

This study has been terminated.
(The Principal Investigator is leaving Johns Hopkins.)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: April 9, 2013
Last Update Posted: September 16, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Miriam Mintzer, Johns Hopkins University
This research is being done to learn about the effects of doing meditation (sitting quietly and concentrating) on people's ability to pay attention and be relaxed.

Condition Intervention
Meditation Training Behavioral: meditation training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by Miriam Mintzer, Johns Hopkins University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • computerized attention task [ Time Frame: within 1 week after training ]
    discrimination score on the continuous performance task

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • stress questionnaires [ Time Frame: within 1 week after training ]
  • mindfulness questionnaire [ Time Frame: within 1 week after training ]

Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: March 2013
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
meditation training Behavioral: meditation training


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aged 18-55
  • currently enrolled in methadone maintenance program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of: a severe medical or psychiatric condition (except substance abuse; e.g., schizophrenia); brain trauma affecting cognitive functioning
  • prior experience with meditation
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01827033

United States, Maryland
BPRU, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21224
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: Miriam Z Mintzer, PhD Johns Hopkins University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Miriam Mintzer, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01827033     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00082735
First Submitted: March 29, 2013
First Posted: April 9, 2013
Last Update Posted: September 16, 2015
Last Verified: November 2013