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Effects of Meditation Awareness Training on Psychosocial Functioning in Prison Participants

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2012 by Nottingham Trent University.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Awake to Wisdom Foundation
Serco Group Plc
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Edo Shonin, Nottingham Trent University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01651091
First received: July 24, 2012
Last updated: August 6, 2012
Last verified: August 2012

July 24, 2012
August 6, 2012
March 2013
November 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Risk of Reoffending
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01651091 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Anger levels
  • Self-esteem
  • Substance-use locus of control
  • Self-harming
  • Affective mood states
Same as current
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Effects of Meditation Awareness Training on Psychosocial Functioning in Prison Participants
Effects of Meditation Awareness Training on Psychosocial Functioning in Prison Participants: A Randomized Controlled Trial

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of an eight-week long group-based secular intervention known as Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) on psychosocial functioning in prison participants.

In Western practitioner settings, Buddhist principles are increasingly being used in the treatment of a wide range of mental health issues. However, there is a dearth of high quality research examining the effects of Buddhist-derived interventions (BDIs) on mental health in forensic settings. The purpose of this study is to assess the salutary effects and acceptability of a secularised group-based eight-week BDI known as Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) against relevant predictors of adaptive psychosocial functioning and mental health in violent offenders. A randomized controlled trial (RCT) design will be employed structured with reference to CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) 2010 guidelines. English speaking adult males (aged 18-65 years) serving indeterminate prison sentences for offences of instrumental violence at a category B prison will be invited to receive MAT on a voluntary basis. Computer-generated numbers will be used to randomly allocate prison participants (n=102 - based on statistical power calculations) to either an intervention or 'treatment as usual' (TAU) control condition. Measures will be taken pre- and post-intervention and at three-month follow-up to assess maintenance effects.

Interventional
Not Provided
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Psychosocial Functioning
  • Other: Meditation Awareness Training
    Psychotherapy Intervention
  • Other: Treatment as usual
  • Experimental: Meditation Awareness Training
    Intervention: Other: Meditation Awareness Training
  • Active Comparator: Treatment as Usual
    Intervention: Other: Treatment as usual
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Not yet recruiting
102
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November 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult male (aged 18 to 65)
  • English speaking
  • Intact cognition(mini-mental status exam ≥23)
  • Incarceration for an act of instrumental violence
  • Evidence of self-harming and/or suicidal ideations and/or substance-use during the 12 months prior to the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • current participation in a program of structured psychotherapy or counselling
  • any prior formal meditation training
  • psychopharmacology commenced or dosage changed one-month prior to intervention (stable medication permitted)
Male
18 Years to 65 Years
Not Provided
Contact: Edo Shonin edo.shonin@ntu.ac.uk
United Kingdom
 
NCT01651091
MAT-30072012-T
Yes
Edo Shonin, Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham Trent University
  • Awake to Wisdom Foundation
  • Serco Group Plc
Not Provided
Nottingham Trent University
August 2012

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