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Evaluation of Re-Entry Values and Mindfulness Program (REVAMP) With Jail Inmates (REVAMP)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified May 2013 by George Mason University.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
June Tangney, George Mason University Identifier:
First received: June 17, 2011
Last updated: May 3, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
This is a pilot study to examine the acceptability and effectiveness of the Re-Entry Values and Mindfulness Program (REVAMP), a group intervention for jail inmates. It is hypothesized that REVAMP will reduce post-release recidivism, substance abuse, and HIV risk behavior.

Condition Intervention Phase
Impulsive Behavior
Substance Abuse
HIV Risk Behavior
Criminogenic Thinking
Behavioral: REVAMP
Behavioral: TAU
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Evaluation of the Re-Entry Values and Mindfulness Program (REVAMP) With Jail Inmates

Further study details as provided by George Mason University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Recidivism - Self Report of undetected crimes [ Time Frame: 3 months post-release ]
  • Recidivism - Self Report of Arrests [ Time Frame: 3 months post-release ]
  • Recidivism - Official Records of arrests [ Time Frame: 3 months post-release ]
  • Substance Dependence symptoms - Texas Christian University (TCU) measure [ Time Frame: 3 months post-release ]
  • HIV Risk Behavior - Sex and Intravenous Drug Use (IDU) - TCU [ Time Frame: 3 months post-release ]
  • Acceptability - number of participants who report finding the treatment helpful and number who would recommend the treatment to a friend [ Time Frame: 1 week post-treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mindfulness - Self report using Mindfulness Inventory: Nine Dimensions (MI:ND) [ Time Frame: 1 week post-treatment and 3 months post-release ]
  • Self Control - Self report using Brief Self control Scale (BSC) [ Time Frame: post-treatment and 3 months post-release ]
  • Self-Compassion - Self report using Neff's scale [ Time Frame: 1 week post-treatment and 3 months post-release ]
  • Distress-Driven Impulsivity - Behavioral measure using Balloon Analog Reaction Test (BART) preceded by mirror tracing task [ Time Frame: 1 week post-treatment ]
  • Psychological Symptoms - Self report using Personality Assessment Inventory [ Time Frame: 1 week post-treatment and 3 months post-release ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: April 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Values-based mindfulness group
The Re-entry values and mindfulness program (REVAMP) is an 8 session group intervention designed for jail inmates nearing release into the community
Behavioral: REVAMP
The Re-entry values and mindfulness program (REVAMP) is an 8 session group intervention designed for jail inmates nearing release into the community
Treatment as usual
has access to standard jail interventions and programs
Behavioral: TAU
have access to standard jail programs and services


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be male
  • Must be currently incarcerated jail inmate
  • Must be sentenced
  • Sentence must be short enough to serve out sentence at the Adult Detention Center
  • Release date must follow projected final session of treatment
  • Must speak, read, and write in English with sufficient proficiency to use workbook and participate in group sessions
  • Must be assigned to the jail's "general population"

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Actively psychotic
  • Assigned "keep separate" from other group members
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01378923

United States, Virginia
Fairfax County Adult Detention Center
Fairfax, Virginia, United States, 22030
Sponsors and Collaborators
George Mason University
Principal Investigator: June P Tangney, PhD George Mason University
  More Information

Responsible Party: June Tangney, Professor, George Mason University Identifier: NCT01378923     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCT-01
Study First Received: June 17, 2011
Last Updated: May 3, 2013

Keywords provided by George Mason University:
Jail Inmates
Substance Abuse
HIV risk behavior
Criminogenic Thinking

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Substance-Related Disorders
Impulsive Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on May 25, 2017