This follow-up pilot study tested whether Transcendental Meditation® (TM) practice would significantly reduce symptoms of posttraumatic stress in Congolese refugees within 10 days after instruction. The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist–Civilian (PCL-C) was administered to nonmatched waitlist controls from a previous study 3 times over a 90-day period. Within 8 days of the third baseline measure, 11 refugees were taught TM, then retested 10 days and 30 days after instruction. Average PCL-C scores dropped 29.9 points from 77.9 to 48.0 in 10 days, then dropped another 12.7 points to 35.3 at 30 days. Effect size at 10 days was high (d = 4.05). There were no adverse events. All participants completed the study and were able to practice TM.

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撮要:本前導研究跟進剛果難民練習超覺靜生(TM)十天後能否有效地減少創傷後壓力(PTS)症狀。在90天期間,昔日研究的非配對候選對照組會接受三次創傷後壓力症清單(平民版)(PCL)的評估。十一名難民在第三次評估後八天內學習TM 訓練,在其後的十天及30天後再作評估。在十天後,PCL 平均得分跌了29.9 點(從77.9跌至48.0),在30天後再跌12.7點(至35.3)。十天後有效值是高的(d=4.05)。沒有有害事件滙報。所有參與者完成研究並能練習TM。


撮要:本前导研究跟进刚果难民练习超觉静生(TM)十天后能否有效地减少创伤后压力(PTS)症状。在90天期间,过往研究的非配对候选对照组会接受三次创伤后压力症清单(平民版)(PCL)的评估。十一名难民在第三次评估后八天内学习TM 训练,在其后的十天及30天后再作评估。在十天后,PCL 平均得分跌了29.9 点(从77.9跌至48.0),在30天后再跌12.7点(至35.3)。十天后有效值是高的(d=4.05)。没有有害事件汇报。所有参与者完成研究并能练习TM。