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NCT ID: NCT03436706 Not yet recruiting - Stress Clinical Trials

Pre-adolescent Stress and Health Study

Start date: January 2019
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational

Aim 1: To characterize allostatic load (AL) biomarkers in a sample of low-income early adolescents (N = 225). How many children living in low-income homes have atypical or out-of-range biomarker levels, on which biomarkers, and in what combinations (Aim 1a)? Do AL biomarker elevations predict physical and mental health problems in early adolescence (Aim 1b)? How much and what type of change in AL biomarkers occurs between ages 11 and 14 (Aim 1c)? Aim 2: To investigate in the same sample of early adolescents exposed to varying levels of early life stress (ELS), the relative contributions made by ELS, recent (past year), and cumulative (since age 5) stress exposures to initial AL levels at T1 (Aim 2a), and to changes in AL across the two years of the study (Aim 2b). Aim 3: To explore the extent to which coping resources, including children's coping skills, children's physiologic self-regulation, and parental coping socialization, uniquely and synergistically influence AL levels and accumulations in these early adolescents.

NCT ID: NCT03428542 Completed - Depression Clinical Trials

Yoga and Psychological and Physiological Health

Start date: January 11, 2016
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

This study aims to evaluate the benefits of yoga as a 'mind-body' practice, by measuring it's effects on health-related psychological and physiological variables. The study also aims to investigate whether an association exists between subjective (psychological) and objective (physiological) measures, with a particular focus on stress as the primary outcome.

NCT ID: NCT03425851 Not yet recruiting - Stress Clinical Trials

Diaper Distribution in Low-Income Infants

Start date: February 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The adverse effects of poverty at the individual, family, and community level on health outcomes for children are well-established. Material hardship, defined as difficulty meeting basic needs such as food, housing, and consumer goods, has been shown to have negative physical and emotional effects on both children and their parents. Diaper need, defined as a lack of sufficient supply of clean and dry diapers, is an example of a material hardship. Community-based studies of low-income families have demonstrated that between 30-50% of caregivers of young children expressed diaper need. Some of these caregivers with diaper need reported reducing diaper changes, a practice that is associated with diaper dermatitis and urinary tract infections (UTIs). These community-based studies have also shown that diaper need is associated with maternal depression and parental stress, even after adjusting for demographic factors and food insecurity. Diaper need may be a specific modifiable marker of caregiver stress and depression, beyond its role as an indicator of poverty. In this pilot, randomized controlled trial of low-income newborns and their caregivers the investigators will test the feasibility of supplying diapers as an intervention to infants in low-income families and assess if it can improve both a child's health and their caregiver's overall health.

NCT ID: NCT03413969 Not yet recruiting - Stress Clinical Trials

Building Physician Resiliency Through CREATION Health: A Research Study

Start date: May 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a standardized application of a physician-oriented CREATION Health curriculum is associated with reductions in burnout and perceived stress and improvements in well-being and empathy

NCT ID: NCT03404349 Recruiting - Stress Clinical Trials

Tailored Mindfulness Intervention in Adolescence

Start date: February 1, 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Approximately 13%-20% of children living in the United States experience a mental health problem in any given year. Youth with mental illness have difficulty in social settings and have poor academic performance that place them at risk for increased stress and poor mental health outcomes. Stress typically manifests as depression, anxiety, or behavioral issues that lead to increasingly complex treatment with psychotropic medication. It would follow that reducing stress may be a way to improve psychological well being, prevent poor mental health outcomes, and hopefully avoid the need for psychotropic medication. Mindfulness teaching is a potentially powerful tool for adolescents because it focuses on reducing stress. Thus far, studies have not engaged adolescents in developing a patient-centered approach to mindfulness Interventions. The current project would be a significant contribution to clinical practice and the scientific evidence for mindfulness interventions. This research targets psychological well-being within a vulnerable adolescent population that is generally underrepresented in research. The research outcomes will be useful to healthcare providers, educators, and parents/families in encouraging optimal outcomes for adolescents. The overall goals of this proposed research project are to develop and assess the feasibility of an adolescent-developed mindfulness intervention.

NCT ID: NCT03403335 Recruiting - Stress Clinical Trials

Mindfulness Practices for Healthcare Professional Trainees

Start date: February 9, 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

A newly developed intervention, Mindfulness Based Practices for Health Care Professionals in Training: Clinical Applications, will be piloted to determine the feasibility and accessibility within this population. The purpose of the proposed study is to assess the change in perceived stress at work/school and psychological symptomology; i.e., depression, stress, emotion regulation, and dispositional mindfulness, from pre to post intervention in health care professional students and when compared to a matched control group.

NCT ID: NCT03402009 Not yet recruiting - Anxiety Clinical Trials

Comparison of Mindfulness Meditation Tools For College Students

Start date: February 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The purpose of this study is to determine what tools best assist university students develop a personal meditation practice to self-manage stress. The two treatment conditions are 1) independent meditation using web-based tools and apps, and 2) independent meditation using web-based tools, apps and EEG-based neurofeedback. Outcomes of interest include acceptability, adherence, changes in mental health (i.e., anxiety, stress), physical health (i.e., sleep, inflammation), resilience, and level of commitment to further practice. Factors related to self-regulation (i.e., interoceptive awareness, self-esteem) will also be assessed as potential outcome moderators.

NCT ID: NCT03384849 Recruiting - Anxiety Clinical Trials

Evaluation of an MRI-compatible Vital Signs Sensor System

OPTO-MRI
Start date: January 3, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational

This study is to determine the possibility of assessing the level of anxiety in MRI patients by means of the respiration rate (RR) and heart rate (HR) indicators acquired by a fiber-optic sensor system. The mean RR and/or HR values recorded at the beginning and the end of an MRI scanning will be referred to the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) scores completed before and after the MRI scanning, respectively.

NCT ID: NCT03376633 Enrolling by invitation - Depression Clinical Trials

The Impact of a School-Based, Trauma-Informed CBT Intervention for Young Women

Start date: September 18, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The purpose of this study is: 1. To conduct a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of Working on Womanhood (WOW), a school-based, trauma-informed counseling and clinical mentoring program for young women in Chicago, on PTSD, anxiety, depression. In addition, this study will examine the effect of WOW on other, secondary outcomes such as school discipline, GPA, high school graduation, and criminal justice involvement, risky behaviors, and other social-emotional learning outcomes. 2. To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the WOW program.

NCT ID: NCT03370458 Active, not recruiting - Stress Clinical Trials

Lactobacillus Plantarum DR7 for Gut-Brain-Axis Benefits

DR7
Start date: December 1, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

This project aims to study the benefits of probiotics namely Lactobacillus plantarum DR7 for brain health properties, primarily alleviation of stress, among adults in Malaysia aged from 18 to 60 years.