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Effects of Meditation

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (The Principal Investigator is leaving Johns Hopkins.)
First Posted : April 9, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 16, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Miriam Mintzer, Johns Hopkins University

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Meditation Training Behavioral: meditation training Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 6 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : March 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
meditation training Behavioral: meditation training

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

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

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Please refer to this study by its 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

Responsible Party: Miriam Mintzer, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University Identifier: NCT01827033     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00082735
First Posted: April 9, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 16, 2015
Last Verified: November 2013