Remote Mindfulness Stress Reduction during COVID19 pandemic
Protocol: STUDY00005445
Full Title
The Mellowing Mind Study: Comparing two ways to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health among adults from underserved communities
Description
Study to evaluate reducing worry, anxiety, and stress in underserved communities highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs (meditation, breathing and movement) will be delivered via video / teleconference or a smart phone APP. The study lasts approximately 21 weeks.

Technical Description

(CSR 210480236025) The purpose of this study is to eamine the distinct and comparative effectiveness of two technology-based Mindfulness ased Stress Reduction (MSR) programs (one via video/teleconference and one via a smartphone app) for reducing worry, aniety, and related mental health effects of stress in members of identified underserved communities that have been highly impacted by the COVID-19


Keyword: COVID-19
Compensation: No
Eligibility
Inclusion:
(1) age 18 years and older
(2) a baseline score ≥26 (clinically significant worry) on the Penn State Worry Questionnaire-Abbreviated
(3) fluency in English
(4) reside in one of the underserved, census-identified primarily African American communities in Buffalo, NY
Exclusion:
(5) severe depression
(6) active suicidal intent
(7) DSM-V diagnosis of psychosis, or bipolar disorder, or moderate or severe substance use disorder in the past month
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: YU-PING CHANG
Contact(s)
COURTNEY HANNY
channy2@buffalo.edu
+1 716-829-5082
Want to Learn More?
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