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Improving Wellness for Young Men

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01650233
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 26, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Johns Hopkins University

Brief Summary:
This study assesses the impact of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program compared with a health education program for urban middle-school male youth on outcomes of psychological symptoms, coping, stress, sleep, and behavior.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stress-exposed Urban Male Youth Behavioral: Mindfulness-based stress reduction Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 41 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Improving Wellness for Young Men
Study Start Date : August 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Mindfulness-based stress reduction
The mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program was previously adapted for urban youth and here further adapted to 12 weekly 50-minute classes for use in school.
Behavioral: Mindfulness-based stress reduction
Placebo Comparator: Healthy Topics
An age-appropriate health education curriculum was used as a non-specific group comparison for the MBSR program to control for the effects of: positive adult instruction, interactive peer group instruction, learning new material, group size and location, time, and attention.
Behavioral: Mindfulness-based stress reduction

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. psychological symptoms [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Psychological symptoms assessed include anxiety, hostility, and depression.

  2. coping [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Coping assessed includes rumination and typically positive and negative coping approaches.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sleep [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Sleep was measured using diary and actigraphy.

  2. stress [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Stress was measured using self-report and salivary cortisol.

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Behavior [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Assessed by teacher-rated behavior ratings.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 7th or 8th graders at St. Ignatius Loyola Academy in 2009-2010 academic year.
  • Parent/guardian consents
  • Student assents

Exclusion Criteria (as assessed by school staff):

  • significant psychopathology
  • significant developmental delay
  • significant substance abuse with behavioral consequences
  • significant behavioral problems
  • foster care due to consent restrictions)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01650233

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United States, Maryland
St. Ignatius Loyola Academy
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
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Responsible Party: Johns Hopkins University Identifier: NCT01650233    
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00028889
First Posted: July 26, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 18, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018