Mindfulness Intervention For Child Abuse Survivors (MICAS)

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University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Child Abuse Survivors

Treatments

Behavioral: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00867802
HP-00041191

Details and patient eligibility

About

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.

Full description

The specific aims of the project are: To determine whether Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction program is associated with a reduction in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and psychological distress. To assess indications of efficacy, assess feasibility of enrollment and compliance among this patient population Provide pilot data that can be used to apply for larger grants to more fully develop this approach

Enrollment

20 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

21 to 65 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • 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.

Exclusion criteria

  • 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.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Non-Randomized

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

20 participants in 1 patient group

Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction: Active Comparator
Experimental group
Description:
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program
Treatment:
Behavioral: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

Trial contacts and locations

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