• Enrolling participants - stress management study

    Seeking undergraduate students from the UConn Storrs campus 


    We are conducting a study entitled “PACER Study”. The goal of this study is to test the effect of yoga and training in distress tolerance (a mindfulness-based psychological approach) on college students’ ability to manage their stress.


    Who can participate?

    • Those over the age of 18
    • Undergraduate students currently enrolled at UConn on the Storrs campus


    If you qualify for the study (based on a 5-10 minute short screening survey), you will be randomly assigned to a group. One group of students will participate in a yoga class, one group of students will participate in a training in a mindfulness-based psychological approach known as distress tolerance training (DTT), and one group of students will not be assigned to an intervention, but will have an opportunity to participate in free yoga or DTT sessions. You will be asked to complete a 20-30 minute online survey at three different times over a period of 8 months. The surveys will ask some sensitive questions. Participation in this study is voluntary and strictly confidential. You will receive a $20 electronic gift card for each survey that you complete.


    Click on this link to access our screener survey. If you meet the criteria for our study, you will be directed to a link to the baseline survey. (Survey link: https://redcap.uchc.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=8A4HR3CRMC)


    To learn more about this research, please contact Jessica Becker at jessica.becker@uconn.edu


    You can also contact the principal investigators at beth.russell@uconn.edu, michael.fendrich@uconn.edu, and crystal.park@uconn.edu


    IRB# H19-130

    For more information, contact: Jessica Becker at jessica.becker@uconn.edu

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