Stress, Psychological clinical trials at UCSF
2 in progress, 1 open to new patients
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
The aim of this study is to test the effects of a digital meditation intervention in a sample UCSF employees who report mild to moderate stress. We will randomize UCSF employees to either 8-weeks of a digital meditation intervention (using the commercially available application Headspace) or a waitlist control condition.
San Francisco, California
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The project will enroll up to 10,000 adult volunteers in individualized experiments (N-of-1 trials) designed to assess the individual-level effects of any of five interventions on three outcomes. The five interventions are: gratitude journaling, mindfulness meditation, random acts of kindness, physical activity, and laughter therapy. The three outcomes are stress, cognitive focus, and happiness. Each participant will engage in the selected activity in 3 day intervals, separated at random by 3 day intervals of usual activity, for a total of six 3-day periods (18 days).