Transcendental Meditation and Reduced Trauma Symptoms in Women Inmates
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02791464|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 6, 2016
Last Update Posted : June 6, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic||Behavioral: Transcendental Meditation program||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||22 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Official Title:||Transcendental Meditation and Reduced Trauma Symptoms in Women Inmates: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study|
|Study Start Date :||March 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 2014|
No Intervention: wait list control
Waitlist control subjects interested in learning the TM program will be asked to wait for 4 months before learning if they were randomly assigned to this comparison group. Controls will receive usual medical care during 4 month intervention period.
Experimental: Transcendental Meditation
The TM technique is a simple, effortless, mental technique to reducing stress which allows the mind to experience finer levels of the thinking process to achieve a state of restful alertness. The Transcendental Meditation program will be taught as a standard seven-step program over five consecutive days.
Behavioral: Transcendental Meditation program
a mental technique using a mantra or 'soothing sound' that refines the thought process enabling the mind to 'transcend' its own thinking process and experience a state of pure consciousness. Subjects practice this technique twice a day for 20 minutes sitting in chair with eyes closed.
Other Name: TM technique
- Posttraumatic Stress Checklist- Civilian Version (PCL-C) total score [ Time Frame: 4 months ]The PCL-C is a widely-used 17-item self-report questionnaire of trauma symptom with total score and intrusions, avoidance and hyperarousal subscales
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02791464
|Study Chair:||Fred Travis, PhD||Maharishi University of Management Research Institute|