The Effects of Mindfulness Training on School Staff

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier:
First received: September 15, 2005
Last updated: November 4, 2008
Last verified: November 2008

The primary research objective is to investigate psychological, behavioral, and physiological changes in school staff as a result of undergoing meditation and stress reduction training. Specifically, we hypothesize that school staff undergoing meditation and stress reduction training will show decreased emotional distress on self-report measures, increased sustained attention on a behavioral task, and decreased stress levels as indexed by salivary cortisol.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Mindfulness-based stress reduction

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Mindfulness Training on School Staff Emotions, Attention, and Stress

Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Self-report; behavioral task; diurnal cortisol

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Self-report measures

Estimated Enrollment: 19
Study Start Date: October 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2004
Primary Completion Date: December 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Staff from Madison, WI area elementary school

Exclusion Criteria:

  • N/A
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00214357

United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal Investigator: Donal G MacCoon, PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ned Kalin, Wisconsin Identifier: NCT00214357     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M-2004-1277
Study First Received: September 15, 2005
Last Updated: November 4, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on April 20, 2014