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Effects of Meditation

This study has been terminated.
(The Principal Investigator is leaving Johns Hopkins.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Miriam Mintzer, Johns Hopkins University Identifier:
First received: March 29, 2013
Last updated: November 25, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

This research is being done to learn about the effects of doing meditation (sitting quietly and concentrating) on people's ability to pay attention and be relaxed.

Condition Intervention
Meditation Training
Behavioral: meditation training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • computerized attention task [ Time Frame: within 1 week after training ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    discrimination score on the continuous performance task

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • stress questionnaires [ Time Frame: within 1 week after training ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • mindfulness questionnaire [ Time Frame: within 1 week after training ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: March 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2015
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
meditation training Behavioral: meditation training


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aged 18-55
  • currently enrolled in methadone maintenance program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of: a severe medical or psychiatric condition (except substance abuse; e.g., schizophrenia); brain trauma affecting cognitive functioning
  • prior experience with meditation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01827033

United States, Maryland
BPRU, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21224
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: Miriam Z Mintzer, PhD Johns Hopkins University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Miriam Mintzer, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University Identifier: NCT01827033     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00082735
Study First Received: March 29, 2013
Last Updated: November 25, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on November 20, 2014