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Efficacy of Spanish or English Language Versions of Mindfulness Meditation on Depression

2018-06-11 01:09:10 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study explores the differential efficacy of Spanish or English versions of a mindfulness intervention on Depression levels, using a pre test post test design and an active control condition (health education).

Description

This study is a randomized controlled trial (RCT) with an experimental condition (MAPs Mindfulness intervention) and an active control group (Health Education), using a pretest and immediate posttest research design. Both conditions are comprised of a 6-week group intervention, which will be administered at the UCLA Westwood Medical Campus. The sample (N=80) will be drawn from a population of adults (18-65 years old), residing within a 10mile radius of the UCLA Westwood Medical Campus. To determine initial eligibility, potential participants will self-select based on perceived high levels of stress. Participants will respond self-report questionnaires to assess for psychological symptoms and will be drawn blood samples (180ml total) to assess levels of pro inflammatory cytokines before and after the interventions. Participants will attend a total of 8 visits.

Study Design

Conditions

Depression

Intervention

Mindful Awareness Practices- English, Mindful Awareness Practices- Spanish, Health Education - English, Health Education - Spanish

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

University of California, Los Angeles

Results (where available)

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A psychological state of awareness, the practices that promote this awareness, a mode of processing information and a character trait. As a therapy mindfulness is defined as a moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment and as a state and not a trait.

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