Mindfulness Intervention: Mindfulness-Based Blood Pressure Reduction (MB-BP)
Target Health Outcome: Hypertension
Summary: This study is evaluating the effects of a mindfulness-based intervention customized to direct participants attention and self-awareness to their relationship with determinants of hypertension, including diet, physical activity, weight loss, alcohol consumption, stress reactivity, and anti-hypertensive medication use. Funded by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund Science of Behavior Change Initiative, and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, there is a major emphasis on evaluating plausible self-regulation mechanisms, including attention control, self-awareness and emotion regulation.
Principal Investigator: Eric Loucks