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Teenage Health and Wellness Study

August 13, 2019

Overview

 

This clinical trial examines how mindfulness can affect physiological stress and traumatic stress in urban teenagers. It uses pre- and post-tests of the heart rate while stress occurs. They will rate emotional and behavioral symptoms using student and teacher ratings.

 

Study Information

 

This is an interventional, randomized, quadruple blind, parallel assignment. Its primary purpose is prevention. The study began on February 5, 2019 and is estimated to be completed by May 2020. There are an estimated 160 participants.

 

Inclusion Criteria

 

  • Participants must be in the 9th grade at one of the Baltimore City Public Schools participating in this study
  • Teenagers have to provide parental permission

 

Exclusion Criteria

 

  • Students who are in foster care
  • Students who study and learn in special education classrooms

 

Location

 

You may participate in this study at any of the Baltimore City Public Schools who have agreed to participate in the clinical trial in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21202. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Tamar Mendelson, PhD at 410-502-6219 or at tmendel1@jhu.edu. You may also contact Jessica Bair, PhD at 717-475-9494 or at  jbair@c-trans.org.

 

Sponsors/Collaborators

 

This study is sponsored by the following institutions:

  • Penn State University
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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