Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions impulsive behavior, substance abuse, hiv risk behavior, anxiety, depression, criminogenic thinking
Treatments revamp, tau
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor George Mason University
Start date April 2011
End date June 2013
Trial size 40 participants
Trial identifier NCT01378923, CCT-01

Summary

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.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (investigator, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Experimental)
The Re-entry values and mindfulness program (REVAMP) is an 8 session group intervention designed for jail inmates nearing release into the community
revamp
The Re-entry values and mindfulness program (REVAMP) is an 8 session group intervention designed for jail inmates nearing release into the community
(Other)
has access to standard jail interventions and programs
tau
have access to standard jail programs and services

Primary Outcomes

Measure
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 Outcomes

Measure
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

Eligibility Criteria

Male participants at least 18 years old.

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

Additional Information

Official title Pilot Evaluation of the Re-Entry Values and Mindfulness Program (REVAMP) With Jail Inmates
Principal investigator June P Tangney, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2013.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by George Mason University.