Mindfulness Training for Stress Management
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Sponsor||Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services|
|Collaborator||University of Oslo|
|Start date||September 2009|
|End date||November 2018|
|Trial size||290 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00892138, 08/4352 Norw Medical Assoc|
This study will assess the short and long term effects of a group-based mindfulness programme (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, MBSR) on first year medical and psychology students at the Universities of Oslo and Tromso.
The primary outcome variables are mental distress, student stress and subsequent work stress, subjective wellbeing, empathy, mindfulness and spirituality. The investigators will also study explanatory moderator and mediator variables.
The study will be a two-centre randomized controlled study involving 288 medical and psychology students from the University of Oslo and from the University of Tromso. The sample size calculation is based on a reduction in mental distress and perceived medical/psychology school stress of 20% in the intervention group. The control group will not receive an intervention. After the initial seven week course (taking place in 2009 and 2010) the intervention group will receive a follow-up session of 1.5 hours twice a year throughout their study course of 5-6 years. The follow-up period will last until 1 year after graduation in the Oslo cohort and until 3 years after graduation in the Tromso cohort.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Masking||single blind (outcomes assessor)|
Study program as usual
The primary outcome variables are mental distress (GHQ12, SCL5 and MBI), student stress (PMSS) and subsequent work stress, subjective wellbeing (SWB), empathy (JPSE), mindfulness (FFMS)
time frame: 9 years
Male or female participants of any age.
Inclusion Criteria: - All students in term 3 of their medical and psychology study at the University of Oslo in the autumn of 2009, and spring of 2010. - All students in term 3 of their medical and psychology study at the University of Tromso in the autumn of 2010, and autumn of 2011.
|Official title||Mindfulness Training for Stress Management: A Two-centre Randomised Controlled Study of Medical and Psychology Students With Long-term Follow up|
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