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Project Title

Project Title

Conventional vs. mindfulness intervention in parents of children with disabilities

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Dykens, Elisabeth May

Description

Description

A full 1 in 5 children has a developmental disability, and parents of children with disabilities have significantly high rates of stress and health and mental health problems than parents of typically- developing children. This study tests the effectiveness of two different interventions, both aimed at reducing stress in parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or other disabilities (a Parent Group intervention model versus a modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program). The parents of 400 children with an ASD or other disabilities will be randomly assigned to one of the two groups, and data on parental health, positive and negative psychological states, and biomarker indices of stress will be collected before, during, and at several points after the intervention. This study will shed new light on how to best reduce stress and increase health and well-being in up to 20% of U.S. families who are raising children with developmental disabilities.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

498782

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

5O. Not specific to Question 5 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Conventional vs. mindfulness intervention in parents of children with disabilities (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Vanderbilt University

State/Country

State/Country

Tennessee

Project Number

Project Number

1RC1AT005612-01

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

Yes

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Conventional vs. mindfulness intervention in parents of children with disabilities | 499996 | 2010 | 5RC1AT005612-02

 
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