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Mindfulness + Relaxation for Stress Management in Physics Students

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Led By Brian Galla, PhD
Research Sponsored by University of Pittsburgh
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
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Must have
At least 18 years of age
Be older than 18 years old
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up end of semester following intervention, approximately 7 months
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Study Summary

This trial tests if mindfulness or relaxation training can help reduce stress and improve performance for college students enrolled in introductory physics courses. Data will be collected from various sources to compare the groups, including surveys, daily diary assessments, and academic records.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for University of Pittsburgh undergraduates who are at least 18 years old, enrolled in introductory physics courses, and feel psychologically stressed by physics. It's not open to those under 18, not enrolled in such courses, or who don't feel this kind of stress.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study compares the effects of mindfulness versus relaxation training on students' emotions, coping skills, motivation, engagement in class activities, and academic performance. Data will be gathered through surveys, daily assessments, classroom activities tracking and grades.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since the interventions involve mindfulness and relaxation techniques which are generally considered safe practices aimed at reducing stress levels without physical side effects; however individual experiences may vary.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

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I am 18 years old or older.

Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~end of semester following intervention, approximately 7 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and end of semester following intervention, approximately 7 months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Mean Change in Daily Physics Emotions from baseline up to 1 week post-intervention assessed via Daily Diary Self-Report
Mean Change in Daily Physics Engagement from baseline up to 1 week post-intervention assessed via Daily Diary Self-Report
Mean Change in Daily Responses to Physics Emotions from baseline up to 1 week post-intervention assessed via Daily Diary Self-Report
+1 more
Secondary outcome measures
Judgments of confidence, difficulty, and self-efficacy during the physics problem solving and Preparation for Future Learning tasks assessed via Self-Report
Mean Change in Cognitive Effort from baseline up to 3 months post-intervention assessed via Self-Report
Mean Change in Cognitive Problem-Solving Strategies from baseline up to 3 months post-intervention assessed via Self-Report
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Other outcome measures
Intervention Attention Check Questions assessed via Ecological Momentary Assessment
Mean Change in Knowledge Transfer from baseline up to 3 months post-intervention assessed via Self-Report
Mean Change in Mindfulness from baseline up to 3 months post-intervention assessed via Self-Report
+4 more

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Active Control
Group I: Relaxation TrainingActive Control1 Intervention
5-lesson audio-guided relaxation training program delivered over 5 consecutive days, with two additional writing activities on day 1 and day 5
Group II: Mindfulness TrainingActive Control1 Intervention
5-lesson audio-guided mindfulness training program delivered over 5 consecutive days, with two additional writing activities on day 1 and day 5

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of PittsburghLead Sponsor
1,718 Previous Clinical Trials
16,343,283 Total Patients Enrolled
U.S. National Science FoundationFED
34 Previous Clinical Trials
8,574 Total Patients Enrolled
Brian Galla, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Pittsburgh
1 Previous Clinical Trials
149 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Mindfulness Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05542498 — N/A
Emotion Regulation Research Study Groups: Relaxation Training, Mindfulness Training
Emotion Regulation Clinical Trial 2023: Mindfulness Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05542498 — N/A
Mindfulness 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05542498 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is the ultimate outcome that researchers are hoping to achieve with this trial?

"This trial's primary outcome is the Mean Change in Daily Threat vs. Challenge Appraisals, compared at baseline and one week post-intervention, as reported by patients via a daily diary self-report system. Secondary outcomes include State Presence measured through Ecological Momentary Assessment with 6 Likert scale questions from 0 to 4; Physics Anxiety evaluated using 8 items on a 1 to 5 scale; and Physics Belonging judged across 5 responses ranging between 1 (strongly disagree) and 6 (strongly agree)."

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Are there any vacancies remaining for participants in this research project?

"As indicated on clinicaltrials.gov, this specific medical experiment is no longer open for recruitment; it was initially posted on the 3rd of October 2022 and underwent its latest update a few days later. Even though enrollment has closed for this trial, there are still 160 other trials actively seeking participants right now."

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~30 spots leftby Jun 2024