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Virtual Coach for Mindfulness Meditation Training

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Psychometrix Associates Identifier:
First received: September 29, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2010
History: No changes posted
Evaluate the effectiveness of using a virtual computer coach to provide mindfulness meditation training, and the coaching support required to initiate a regular practice.

Condition Intervention
Mindfulness Training Behavioral: Mindfulness meditation coaching

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Virtual Coach for Mindfulness Meditation Training

Further study details as provided by Psychometrix Associates:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency of meditating [ Time Frame: 7 weeks (weekly) ]
    Measure the number of times participants meditated per week, throughout the 7 week period of the study.

Enrollment: 22
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Mindfulness meditation coaching
Assess effectiveness of using a virtual computer coach to train mindfulness meditation
Behavioral: Mindfulness meditation coaching
Participants interact with virtual coach to obtain instruction in mindfulness meditation and coaching support.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • over 18, no previous mindfulness experience, computer literacy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • substance abuse, anxiety/depression, psychosis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01212497

United States, Virginia
Psychometrix Associates
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States, 24060
Sponsors and Collaborators
Psychometrix Associates
Principal Investigator: Eva Hudlicka, Ph.D. Psychometrix Associates
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Eva Hudlicka, Psychometrix Associates Identifier: NCT01212497     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1
Study First Received: September 29, 2010
Last Updated: September 29, 2010

Keywords provided by Psychometrix Associates:
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