The Effect of Relaxation Response Training on Declarative Memory and Learning in High School Students

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Mind/Body Medical Institute
Information provided by:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00179504
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: November 2, 2007
Last verified: November 2007
  Purpose

Stress contributes to health and behavioral issues in students, but will not be integrated into schools without evidence of benefit. This study was conducted to determine if a 6-week relaxation response (RR) curriculum improves cognitive performance in ninth grade students.


Condition Intervention Phase
Healthy
Behavioral: Relaxation Response
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Relaxation Response Training on Declarative Memory and Learning in High School Students

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Further study details as provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine if a 6-week relaxation response (RR) curriculum improves cognitive performance. [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate whether the program would influence levels of salivary cortisol and whether there would be a correlation between cortisol levels and performance on the cognitive tasks. [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: July 2000
Study Completion Date: September 2007
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Relaxation Response
    Relaxation training
Detailed Description:

Stress contributes to health and behavioral issues in students, but will not be integrated into schools without evidence of benefit. This study was conducted to determine if a 6-week relaxation response (RR) curriculum improves cognitive performance in ninth grade students.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • a member of 9th grade at a residential preparatory school.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00179504

Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Mind/Body Medical Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeffery A Dusek, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Mind/Body Medical Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00179504     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2001-P-000110
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: November 2, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
United States: Institutional Review Board

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 23, 2014