Feasibility of Mindfulness Meditation Training and Home Practice in Persons With Spinal Cord Injury

Alternative or complimentary methods
Pain
Online since 15 August 2023, updated 237 days ago

About this trial

This is a trial enrolling individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries who experience chronic pain to test the feasibility of using an app-based mindfulness meditation training (MM) intervention. If included, participants will either: 1) practice audio-guided MM for at least 10 minutes daily for 6 weeks using the Mindfulness Coach app; or 2) listen or view health education presentations (active control) at least 10 minutes daily for 6 weeks on the TED app.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    Level not specified
    Additionally, participants must
    No cognitive impairment

    What’s involved

    Type

    Alternative or complimentary methods

    Details

    - Participants will either 1) practice audio-guided MM for ≥ 10 minutes daily for 6 weeks using the free app "Mindfulness Coach" or 2) listen or view health education presentations (active control) ≥ 10 minutes daily for 6 weeks on the free TED app. - Final testing of feasibility (the proportion of eligible people who provide consent to use the app, complete the recommended minutes and all visits) will be performed after 3 years.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Pain

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Mental health

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 6 Dec 2022
    • Organisation
    • The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 6 Dec 2022
    • Organisation
    • The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more