Mindfulness Intervention For Child Abuse Survivors (MICAS)
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||child abuse survivors|
|Treatment||mindfulness-based stress reduction program|
|Sponsor||University of Maryland|
|Start date||May 2007|
|End date||March 2009|
|Trial size||20 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00867802, H-28934 (HP-00041191)|
The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of meditation training called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on reducing the symptoms of psychological distress among adult survivors of child abuse.
|Endpoint classification||safety/efficacy study|
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
|Primary purpose||supportive care|
To administer the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) questionnaire at each visit in order to assess psychological distress.
time frame: 6 weeks
Trauma Symptom Inventory to all participants at each visit. Administer the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) to all participants. Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy spiritual Well-Being (FACIT-SP)
time frame: 24 weeks
Male or female participants from 21 years up to 65 years old.
- A history of child abuse, as attested by the potential participant
- Currently in therapy with a licensed psychotherapist (psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker).
- Plans to remain in therapy with a licensed psychotherapist (psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker) for the duration of the study.
- Recommendation made by the potential participant's licensed psychotherapist (psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker) the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program would be an appropriate adjunct therapy for his or her client.
- Score of 0.50 or higher on the General Severity Index of the Brief Symptom Inventory, indicating psychological distress above the normal population.
- Aged 21 or above.
- Ability to read and write English.
- Able to attend 10 courses and assessment visits over a 6-week period.
- Willing to practice skills for 20-30 minutes per day 6 days a week, during the course.
- Major psychiatric illness (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dissociative identity disorder, or others).
- Active alcoholism or drug dependency.
- Any psychological or physical illness the investigator feels would prohibit full participation in the course.
- Currently enrolled in another clinical trial.
|Official title||Mindfulness Intervention For Child Abuse Survivors|
|Principal investigator||Elizabeth Pradhan, PhD|
|Description||The specific aims of the project are: 1. To determine whether Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction program is associated with a reduction in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and psychological distress. 2. To assess indications of efficacy, assess feasibility of enrollment and compliance among this patient population 3. Provide pilot data that can be used to apply for larger grants to more fully develop this approach|
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