The Role of Stress in Self-Control, Coping, and Emotion Regulation

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rajita Sinha, Yale University Identifier:
First received: March 1, 2012
Last updated: July 28, 2015
Last verified: July 2015
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of stress on mental and physical health and behavior.

Chronic Stress.

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Role of Stress in Self-Control, Coping and Emotion Regulation

Further study details as provided by Yale University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Stress response and lifestyle behaviors [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Study explores differences in measures of stress as they relate to self-control, coping, emotion regulation and lifestyle and health outcomes.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Biological stress responses [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood taken for understanding genetic factors.

Estimated Enrollment: 2500
Study Start Date: November 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Community sample


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Community sample

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ages 18-50
  • able to read and write

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any psychotic disorder or current psychiatric symptoms requiring specific attention, including active symptoms of psychosis or suicidal/homicidal ideation
  • Pregnant women
  • Inability to give informed consent
  • Traumatic brain injury or loss of consciousness
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01554501

United States, Connecticut
Yale Stress Center
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06519
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Principal Investigator: Rajita Sinha, PhD Yale University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Rajita Sinha, Professor, Yale University Identifier: NCT01554501     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0710003159  5PL1DA024859-05 
Study First Received: March 1, 2012
Last Updated: July 28, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Yale University:
emotion regulation
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