Improving Wellness for Young Men
This study assesses the impact of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program compared with a health education program for urban middle-school male youth on outcomes of psychological symptoms, coping, stress, sleep, and behavior.
Stress-exposed Urban Male Youth
Behavioral: Mindfulness-based stress reduction
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Improving Wellness for Young Men|
- psychological symptoms [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Psychological symptoms assessed include anxiety, hostility, and depression.
- coping [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Coping assessed includes rumination and typically positive and negative coping approaches.
- Sleep [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Sleep was measured using diary and actigraphy.
- stress [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Stress was measured using self-report and salivary cortisol.
- Behavior [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Assessed by teacher-rated behavior ratings.
|Study Start Date:||August 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Mindfulness-based stress reduction
The mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program was previously adapted for urban youth and here further adapted to 12 weekly 50-minute classes for use in school.
|Behavioral: Mindfulness-based stress reduction|
Placebo Comparator: Healthy Topics
An age-appropriate health education curriculum was used as a non-specific group comparison for the MBSR program to control for the effects of: positive adult instruction, interactive peer group instruction, learning new material, group size and location, time, and attention.