This trial is evaluating whether Langerian mindfulness will improve 3 primary outcomes and 4 secondary outcomes in patients with Stroke. Measurement will happen over the course of 2 months.
This trial requires 44 total participants across 4 different treatment groups
This trial involves 4 different treatments. Langerian Mindfulness is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will be divided into 2 treatment groups. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
"Stroke may present with confusion, vomiting, a change in temperament, a change in language, a change to one-sided arm paralysis and hemiplegia. If left untreated, stroke can lead to loss of control and right neglect." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There are multiple facets of symptom improvement including increased willingness to seek help, and increased number of appointments with the clinic physician, but stroke should not be thought of as a mere symptom, but rather as a pathology that can be managed as such." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Stroke is a disease that results in a sudden and usually permanent loss of function and brain damage to the area of the brain involved. About 17% of the USA’s population has had a stroke or stroke-like condition and 6 of 10 people who are alive will have a stroke in their lifetime. Strokes occur in all ages and gender groups. The brain damage caused by the disease is usually irreversible; however, many survivors go on to be productive, fulfilling members of society." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"As the global burden of disease and associated healthcare costs diminish, the proportion of strokes that heal and remain stroke free and the proportion of strokes for which there is no treatment are unlikely to increase. The proportion of stroke patients needing treatment and improving quality of life will likely remain constant. Nevertheless, it is critical to provide effective, evidence-based treatments to people with stroke." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Different types of stroke are associated with certain risk factors. A number of other factors can be affected by stroke. Aspects that affect outcomes can include the speed of onset, severity, and long-term effects of the stroke. Preventing stroke in the future requires a detailed breakdown of the various factors that contribute to and are affected by stroke." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"It seems surprising that we did not find an estimate that stroke is the leading cause of death among Caucasians. The incidence of stroke may be higher, especially among African Americans than estimates from the epidemiology are expected to show. Stroke prevention programmes in the US are warranted." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"This chapter will discuss some of the major findings in stroke research for the year 2010 where we may discover a treatment that will change the treatment paradigm for the treatment of stroke. The discoveries should lead into a new era of research where we may discover new information on both the mechanisms of stroke and better treatments for the neurological sequelae and complications of stroke." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"These techniques have not yet been established in a formal manner and therefore do not follow the basic principles of mindfulness itself. This review does provide a small introductory guideline for the treatment by introducing the concept of the Langerian-mindfulness, and some of the possible therapeutic uses thereof, and thus contributes to new perspectives in the field of mindfulness research." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"It has been established that the Langerian approach has some relevance to the study of neurodegenerative disease. Recently it is also being explored as an alternative to psychotherapy. It seems that it is a new approach that is likely to have implications for the future of neuropsychiatry. As a term is used by the neuroscience community, it is better to take langerian mindfulness on its own merits unless one has something more to gain and perhaps an understanding of why it is different from other more established methods. However one may benefit from investigating it in light of existing evidence of this method's utility which is currently growing more and more." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Primary stroke prevention encompasses approaches not only to reduce atherosclerotic stroke but also to prevent cerebrovascular events (e.g., embolic stroke). As primary prevention requires the identification and control of risk factors for cardiovascular events, many of the risk factors that contribute to the development of stroke are preventable. If treatment options to modify and reduce the risk of stroke are available and effective, there are no compelling arguments that stroke prevention only be targeted at secondary prevention." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Results from a recent clinical trial show that a short training course in LMM reduces negative affect. However, no changes in mindfulness were found after the intervention in either the self-reported or physiological measures of state mindfulness, but that a lower level of state mindfulness was associated with a greater negative affect." - Anonymous Online Contributor