Summary

for people ages 45-60 (full criteria)
study started
estimated completion

Description

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the neural mechanisms supporting meditation-based pain relief in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. The scientific premise is that RA patients' use of different meditation practices during noxious thermal stimulation will alter neural function in brain areas associated with pain, evaluation, and emotional appraisal. The investigators will randomize RA patients to a brief 4-session course of Intervention A (n=20), Intervention B (n=20), or Intervention C (n=20). At post-intervention, participants will undergo functional MRI (fMRI) using a perfusion-based arterial spin labeling (ASL) technique during noxious thermal stimulation to determine if the meditation practices differentially alter neural function during noxious thermal stimulation.

Keywords

Rheumatoid Arthritis Arthritis Arthritis, Rheumatoid Meditation Intervention A Meditation Intervention B Meditation Intervention C

Eligibility

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Open to people ages 45-60

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Details

Status
not yet accepting patients
Start Date
Completion Date
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Sponsor
Johns Hopkins University
ID
NCT03975595
Study Type
Interventional
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